Staining the lens capsule with trypan blue for visualizing capsulorhexis in surgery of mature cataracts

G R Melles, P W de Waard, J H Pameijer, W H Beekhuis

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: A capsulorhexis may be difficult to perform in the absence of a red fundus reflex.

PATIENTS AND METHODS: After application of 0.3 mL trypan blue 0.1%, a quick and homogeneous staining of the anterior lens capsule was obtained in 100 patients with a mature cataract, to visualize the capsulorhexis during a phacoemulsification procedure.

RESULTS: No adverse reactions related to the dye were observed up to 18 months after surgery.

CONCLUSION: Trypan blue staining of the anterior lens capsule may therefore be a safe technique to facilitate the performance of a capsulorhexis in the absence of a red fundus reflex.

Translated title of the contributionStaining the lens capsule with trypan blue for visualizing capsulorhexis in surgery of mature cataracts
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)342-4
Number of pages3
JournalKlinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde
Volume215
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1999

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