Information about Fluorescein
Fluorescein is used in eye examination.
How Fluorescein works
Fluorescein is an orange dye which temporarily gives colour to damaged cells of the eye. This helps the doctor identify any problems with your cornea and diagnose certain eye diseases.
Common side effects of Fluorescein
No common side effects seen
Expert advice for Fluorescein
- Fluorescein is given as an injection by the doctor during a clinical setting only.
- It makes your vision blurry. Avoid driving or attention-seeking activity until you know how it affects you.
- If you wear contact lenses, consult with your doctor when you can wear them or use them again.
- Inform your doctor if you notice eye swelling, itching of eyes and eye pain after the examination.