Fluorescein eye examination

Fluorescein eye examination

a special test that allows the examiner to detect cornea abrasions or corneal foreign bodies. An orange dye (fluorescein) is placed into the eye and the eye is illuminated with a cobalt blue light (black light). This serves to highlight any irregularities in the corneal surface.

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