Continuing Education Activity
Fluorescein is a diagnostic contrast agent particularly used in various ophthalmic procedures, such as checking for any corneal or vessel abnormalities. The application of fluorescein also extends to bioimaging of whole anatomic structures and even further to cellular components in immunohistological staining. This article outlines the indications, mechanism of action, adverse event profile, and contraindications for fluorescein to guide the healthcare team in the evaluation of ophthalmic abnormalities, infection, and pathophysiology, among other conditions.
- Identify the mechanism of action and administration of fluorescein.
- Describe the adverse effects and contraindications of fluorescein.
- Review the appropriate monitoring and toxicity of fluorescein.
- Summarize interprofessional team strategies for improving care coordination and communication to advance fluorescein and improve outcomes.