Trypan blue capsular staining to "find" the leading edge of a "lost" capsulorhexis

Peter W T de Waard, Camille J Budo, Gerrit R J Melles

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    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.

    Originele taal-2Engels
    Pagina's (van-tot)271-2
    Aantal pagina's2
    TijdschriftAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
    Nummer van het tijdschrift2
    StatusGepubliceerd - aug. 2002


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