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 which ophthalmic medication?


• 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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