Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 13:48:35 -0500

Author: "Shue, Brad"

Subject: fluorescein


To all,
I just got a small bottle of fluorescein and the MSDS that came with it kind of disturbs me. It warns agianst skin and eye contact. I thought that this was what opthamologist use to stain your eye during an eye exam when you put your chin on the sling. I was under the impression that it was completely benign. Am I just reading too much into the MSDS sheet?

Brad Shue
Lab and Demo Manager
Davidson College
P.O. Box 7133
209 Ridge Road
Davidson, NC 28035