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What is Ak-Fluor?

Ak-Fluor (fluorescein) is a dye that's used to help diagnose certain eye problems. It's used in procedures that test the flow of blood through the retina and iris (diagnostic fluorescein angiography or angioscopy). In these procedures, a healthcare professional will inject Ak-Fluor into a vein in the arm. The Ak-Fluor travels quickly through the body to the eye, where a special camera is used to take pictures of the arteries, capillaries, and veins of the eye. Doctors can then see any interruptions in blood flow that may indicate problems with the retina or other parts of the eye. Your doctor will determine whether Ak-Fluor is right for any testing for eye disease that you may require. Ask your doctor if you have questions about Ak-Fluor.

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