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Side Effects


Occasional temporary stinging, burning and conjunctival redness have been reported after use of ocular anesthetics, as well as a rare severe, immediate-type, apparently hyperallergic corneal reaction with acute, intense and diffuse epithelial keratitis, a gray, ground glass appearance, sloughing or large areas of necrotic epithelium, corneal filaments and sometimes, iritis with descemetitis.

Allergic contact dermatitis with drying and fissuring of the fingertips has been reported.

Read the Fluress (fluorescein and benoxinate) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects


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This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Last reviewed on RxList: 2/25/2009

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