The patients then underwent IOP measurement with Goldmann Applanation tonometer (HAAG-STREIT AT 900, koeniz switzerland) after instilling local anesthetic in each patient's eyes and application of fluorescein strips
to eyes, about half an hour following IOP measurement with Air Puff tonometer (APT) in order to prevent IOP lowering which may occur following IOP measurement with APT.
After anesthetizing the eye with topical proparacaine 0.5% and using the fluorescein strips
2%, IOP in both eyes was measured using gauged Goldmann applanation tonometer.
The TBUT test was performed using fluorescein strips
(Fluorets strips by Chauvin Pharmaceuticals Ltd), which were introduced to the conjunctival sac with minimal stimulation.
Corneal abrasions can be visualized with fluorescein strips
and a blue light.
In 2013 the clinical consensus panel issued advice on the use of fluorescein strips
, following the withdrawal of Bausch & Lomb's fluorets from the market.
* Discussions led to a single position from the sector on the use of fluorescein strips
in practice, after they were withdrawn from the market by the manufacturer (2013)