Fluorescein (Into the eye)

Introduction

Fluorescein (FLURE-a-seen)

Stains the eye so that certain eye tests can be done.

Brand Name(s)

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

Ful-Glo, Bio Glo, Fluor-I-Strip A.T., Fluorets

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used

You should not receive fluorescein while you are wearing soft contact lenses. Fluorescein could stain your soft contact lenses.

How to Use This Medicine

Thin Sheet, Liquid, Test

  • A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine. Fluorescein is given directly onto the surface of your eye.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have had an allergic reaction to any medicine or dye.
  • You should not wear soft contact lenses for at least an hour after receiving fluorescein. Also, flush your eye with sterile saline before putting your contact lenses in, unless your doctor tells you not to.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • New or worsening eye pain, redness, or swelling.
  • New or worsening vision problems.

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

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