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Contrast Dye Used for Eye Examinations

03/09/2010

Question:

I have a question regarding the contrast dye that is used for eye examinations. Does this dye present the same/similar risks for patients with renal disease as the dyes used for MRIs?

Answer:

No. The dye used in eye exams is not at all similar to the dye used in an MRI. It is safe to proceed with your eye exam.

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Response by:

Thomas   Zipp, MD Thomas Zipp, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University