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How is fluorescein used in testing?

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. You may receive another dye, indocyanine green. These dyes help doctor better see the eyes’ interior structures. They may be used together, depending on your condition. Fluorescein injection enters your blood stream and travels throughout the body. After 30 seconds, it reaches your eyes. The pictures of the eye act like a “map.” Doctors can then see if there are any changes in the eye and where they’re located.

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