You could just touch the fluorescein strip to the patient’s inner eyelid when trying to diagnose a corneal abrasion. But then you could cause a corneal abrasion, which is an ouroboros of terribleness from which there is no escape. So why don’t you try making a dropper instead, as detailed in the embedded PEMBLOG SHORTS video below. All you need is:

  • one saline flush
  • one angiocath
  • one fluorescein strip

Read more about corneal abrasions in my PEMBlog Briefs post and this great review from Academic Life in Emergency Medicine.