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Fluorescein Staining of Cornea

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Fluorescein staining is a routine procedure for determining the health of the corneal surface. In areas where the surface covering has been lost, the dye is able to seep into the deeper layer of the cornea, revealing the injury as a bright green spot.

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  • Did you use fluorescein staining to be sure that my horse does not have a break in the surface of the cornea?
  • Author: Doug Thal DVM Dipl. ABVP

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