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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(2.) Fluorescein sodium injection (Package insert].
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.
The diagnostic criteria of HSK included (1) subjective symptoms of the affected eye, including redness and swelling, paresthesia, photophobia, tearing, and decreased visual acuity; (2) typical eye signs like dendritic or map-like infiltration or ulcers, terminal expansion, positive fluorescein sodium staining, discoid edema of the stroma, and substantial keratic precipitates (KPs); (3) negative results of corneal scraping smear examination for bacteria and fungi and laser confocal microscopy for fungal hyphae and amoeba cysts; and (4) gradual improvement of the patient after systemic and local antiviral medications [5-7].
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.