fluorescein sodium


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fluor·es·ce·in so·di·um

a dye used for diagnosis of certain ocular diseases, differentiation or delineation of organ parts in surgery, and determination of circulation time.

fluorescein sodium

(floor″es′ē-ĭn, floo″ŏr-) [ fluoresce + -in]
An orange-colored vegetable dye used to examine the eye. Topically, it is used to make visible defects in the corneal epithelium, such as those seen in dry eyes and corneal abrasions and ulcers. Intravenously injected fluorescein is used in retinal angiography to diagnose vascular leakage in the retina.
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Sheets from bleached wood pulp were prepared after fluorescein sodium was added, together with solutions of transition metals as well as methyl cellulose, cellulose sulfate, starch, and kaolin.
BCLA president Dr Catharine Chisholm (pictured) told members: "The situation is obviously changing as we wait for the imminent EU Commission ruling on whether all fluorescein sodium should have their classification changed to CE marked only.
Trademarked by the business in 1987, B+L was the sole UK producer of fluorescein sodium ophthalmic strips.