I. Indications

  1. Eye Trauma with suspected Globe Rupture

II. Contraindications

  1. Obvious Globe Rupture
  2. Full thickness eye Laceration

III. Requirements

  1. Slit Lamp with cobalt blue light source

IV. Technique

  1. Prepare Slit Lamp
  2. Apply Topical Eye Anesthetic
  3. Gently apply moistened Fluorescein dye strip to Eye Injury site
  4. Visualize injury site under cobalt blue light source

V. Interpretation: Findings suggestive of Globe Rupture (Positive Seidel Test)

  1. Fluorescein dye diluted by aqueous fluid
  2. Darker, diluted Fluorescein dye streams from Globe Rupture site
  3. Bright green concentrated dye surrounds leak site (above and to side)

VI. Precautions

  1. Do not apply pressure to eye during test (risk of eye tissue extrusion)

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Ontology: Seidel test (C1299692)

Concepts Therapeutic or Preventive Procedure (T061)
SnomedCT 370957004
English Seidel test (procedure), Seidel test
Spanish prueba de Seidel (procedimiento), prueba de Seidel