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Rose Bengal Test

Aka: Rose Bengal Test
  1. Indication: Dry Eye evaluation
    1. Sjogren's Syndrome (Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca)
  2. Technique
    1. Performed by ophthalmology
    2. Instill 1% Rose Bengal dye at both eyes
    3. Conjunctival staining is quantitatively scored
      1. Devitalized Cornea and Conjunctiva takes up Rose Bengal stain
  3. Interpretation
    1. Stained areas of Conjunctiva suggests Sjogren's Syndrome
    2. Stain may identify Sjogren's Syndrome prior to symptom development
  4. References
    1. Kim (2000) Curr Opin Ophthalmol 11(4): 241-7 [PubMed]

Rose bengal staining of eye (C1532785)

Concepts Diagnostic Procedure (T060)
SnomedCT 415349007
English Rose bengal staining of eye (procedure), Rose bengal staining of eye
Spanish tinción del ojo con rosa de bengala (procedimiento), tinción del ojo con rosa de bengala, tinción ocular con rosa de bengala
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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