Information about Fluorescein

Fluorescein Uses

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
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Available Medicine for Fluorescein

FluresinSamarth Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
591 variant(s)
RetigraphSunways India Pvt Ltd
871 variant(s)
Fluore StainBell Pharma Pvt Ltd
4001 variant(s)
Floure StainBell Pharma Pvt Ltd
2551 variant(s)

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.


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