A procedure is described for the ophthalmoscopic examination of the fundus in children after 1% or 2% oral fluorescein ingestion without sedation or anaesthesia. No major complications or any allergic reactions were observed. In the ophthalmoscopically normal fundi of the five healthy children studied the fluorescence of the nerve head and retinal blood vessels could be visualised at 15 minutes, increasing at 30 minutes, and declining by 60 minutes. The possible problems of the technique are discussed.
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