Category: Diagnostic Aid

Fluorescein Overview

Fluorescein is an organic compound and dye. It is available as a dark orange/red powder slightly soluble in water and alcohol. It is widely used as a fluorescent tracer for many applications.[1] Fluorescein is a fluorophore commonly used in microscopy, in a type of dye laser as the gain medium, in forensics and serology to detect latent blood stains, and in dye tracing. Fluorescein has an absorption maximum at 494nm and emission maximum of 512nm (in water). The major derivativ...

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Fluorescein Side affect

About 7 years ago i had a contact lens test. They put the orange dye (fluorescein) in my eye and a few seconds later i passed out and woke not being able to see anything for 5 minutes. 7 years on and i would contacts again. I spoke to an optician who said they'd never heard of such a reaction, and i would need to use that dye if i wanted contacts. I'm not a squeamish person and have no trouble with things near my eye so should i just do the test again and hope it was a one off? Cheers ## No - tell your optician to speak with an M.D. not O.D. anaphalactic shock (a potential life threatening reaction) is know to occur with fluorescein usually associated with injectable fluorescein but sure sounds like what you had. There are other products they can use, Rose Glo or Lissamine Green...


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Injection: 10%, 100mg/ml, 25%, 250mg/ml, 500mg/2ml (250mg/ml), 500mg/2ml(250mg/ml), 500mg/5ml (100mg/ml), 500mg/5ml(100mg/ml)
  • Insert: 1mg, 9mg
  • Ophthalmic Strip: 0.6mg, 1mg
  • Solution: 0.25%, 10%, 2%
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Fluorescein: (9 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 17238-900 Bioglo 1 mg/mg Ophthalmic Strip by Hub Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 17478-403 Ful-glo .6 mg/1 Ophthalmic Strip by Akorn, Inc.
  • 17478-404 Ful-glo 1 mg/1 Ophthalmic Strip by Akorn, Inc.
  • 50090-1971 Ful-glo 1 mg Ophthalmic Strip by A-s Medication Solutions
  • 51662-1533 Fluorescein 100 mg/ml Intravenous Injection by Hf Acquisition Co LLC, Dba Healthfirst
  • 51801-003 Glostrips .6 mg/1 Ophthalmic Strip by Nomax Inc.
  • 51801-008 Dry Eye Test .12 mg/1 Ophthalmic Strip by Nomax Inc.
  • 51801-009 Glostrips 1 mg/1 Ophthalmic Strip by Nomax Inc.
  • 52125-998 Bioglo 1 mg Ophthalmic Strip by Remedyrepack Inc.

Other drugs which contain Fluorescein or a similar ingredient: (11 results)

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