PURPOSE: To describe an effective surgical technique to visualize an obscured leading edge of a capsulorhexis.
DESIGN: Prospective, interventional case series.
METHODS: In six eyes of six patients in which the capsulorhexis was started but could no longer be seen during surgery, the anterior chamber was irrigated to remove all viscoelastic, and 0.3-ml trypan blue 0.06% was applied onto the anterior lens capsule to stain and visualize the leading edge of the capsulorhexis.
RESULTS: In all patients, the leading edge of the capsulorhexis was quickly visualized by using the dye. No adverse reactions were observed up to 1 year after surgery.
CONCLUSION: Trypan blue staining of the anterior lens capsule is an effective and apparently safe technique to "find" a "lost" capsulorhexis during surgery.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||American Journal of Ophthalmology|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2002|
- Coloring Agents
- Lens Capsule, Crystalline/surgery
- Prospective Studies
- Staining and Labeling/methods
- Trypan Blue