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Product Name : Fluorescein Sodium
Grade : IP / BP / USP
Fluorescein is a manufactured organic compound and dye. It is available as a dark orange/red powder slightly soluble in water and alcohol. It is widely used as a fluorescent tracer for many applications.
Fluorescein sodium, the sodium salt of fluorescein, is used extensively as a diagnostic tool in the field of ophthalmology and optometry, where topical fluorescein is used in the diagnosis of corneal abrasions, corneal ulcers and herpetic corneal infections. It is also used in rigid gas permeable contact lens fitting to evaluate the tear layer under the lens. It is available as sterile single-use sachets containing lint-free paper applicators soaked in fluorescein sodium.
-Orange-red to dark red powder.
-Water-soluble form of fluorescein.
-Odorless and almost tasteless.
-pH (5% solution) 7.8.
-May be sensitive to prolonged exposure to light and to heat.