FLUORESCEIN, eye drops

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    Therapeutic action

    • Ophthalmic diagnostic staining agent

    Indications

    • Detection of corneal or conjunctival epithelial damage

    Forms and strengths

    • 0.5% or 2% eye drops in single use vial

    Dosage and duration

    • Instill 1 or 2 drops into the conjunctival sac.
    • Ask patient to blink a few times to spread the dye around; remove excess fluorescein and proceed with the examination.

    Contra-indications, adverse effects, precautions

    • May cause: local allergic reaction (rare).
    • Wait 15 minutes before administering any other kind of eye drops.
    • Pregnancy: no contra-indication
    • Breast-feeding: no contra-indication

    Remarks

    • To facilitate the examination, use an ophthalmoscope with a blue filter (increases fluorescence).
    • Under normal light, large lesions are visible but small lesions cannot be detected.

    Remarks Storage

     
    –  Below 25 °C 
    Vials are designed for single use only; they must be discarded after use.