A patient is admitted after sustaining multiple burns to the torso and head. The nurse anticipates that the physician will check for corneal damage with the use of what ophthalmic medication?

Fluorescein drops


•Topical fluorescein drops are used to detect corneal defects or abrasions.

•Fluorescein is administered to the eyes, and then an ultraviolet light is used to visualize the corneal defects that uptake the fluorescein dye.

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