Trifluridine ophthalmic is an antiviral medication. It fights eye infections that are caused by certain viruses. Trifluridine ophthalmic is used to treat eye infections caused by the herpes simplex virus, which can lead to swelling or ulcers in the eyelids or cornea (surface of the eyeball). Trifluridine ophthalmic may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
Trifluridine is a prescription drug that is used in the treatment of viral infections (herpes simplex virus) of the eye (inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva). Trifluridine belongs to the antiviral agents group of medications and works by stopping the growth of the herpes simplex virus. Trifluridine fights eye infections that result from some viruses (the herpes simplex virus).