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Is fluorescein ok for pregnant women?

Fluorescein angiography is used in photographing your inner eye. Fluorescein comes as a special sterile, orange-red dye that is injected into an arm vein. It’s not yet known how fluorescein affects unborn babies. Additional studies are still needed to determine any risks. Doctors recommend that this eye test only be given to pregnant women if it’s clearly needed.

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