- Basic Info
Generic: fluorescein ophthalmic
An ophthalmic diagnostic agent - It is used to check the surface of the eye for scratches
What is this medicine?FLUORESCEIN (floo RES ee in) is a brightly colored dye. It is used to check the surface of the eye for scratches. It may also be used to fit some contact lenses.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
How should I use this medicine?This medicine is placed in your eye as part of a special eye exam. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
What if I miss a dose?This does not apply; this medicine is not for regular use.
What may interact with this medicine?Interactions are not expected.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non- prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
What should I watch for while using this medicine?Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
Do not put soft contact lenses back in your eye for 1 hour or more after this medicine is used.