The Use of Vital Dyes in Ocular Surgery

The Use of Vital Dyes in Ocular Surgery

Author Rodrigues, Eduardo B. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Costa, Elaine F. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Penha, Fernando M. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Melo, Gustavo B. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Bottos, Juliana Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Dib, Eduardo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Furlani, Bruno Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Lima, Veronica C. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Maia, Mauricio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Meyer, Carsten H. Google Scholar
Hoefling-Lima, Ana Luisa Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Farah, Michel E. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Univ Bonn
Abstract Vital dyes have advanced diagnosis and surgical technique in various specialties, including oncology, gastroenterology, and ophthalmology. in ocular Surgery vital dyes are widely used in cataract and vitreoretinal surgery. Worldwide, inta-operative use of trypan blue during cataract surgery has enhanced Visualization of the anterior capsule during capsulorrhexis, and patent blue has been recently licensed in Europe for cataract surgery. for chromovitrectomy, the vital dyes indocyanine green, infracyanine green, and brilliant blue stain the internal limiting membrane, and trypan blue and triamcinolone acetonide help visualize epiretinal membranes and Vitreous, respectively. Intraoperative vital dyes are finding uses in corneal, glaucoma, orbit, strabismus, and conjunctival surgery. We provide a summary of current knowledge of the use of Vital dyes in ocular Surgery. We review the properties of dyes, techniques of application, indications, and complications in ocular surgery. Vital dyes represent an expanding area of research, and novel dyes deserve further investigation. (Surv Ophthalmol 54:576-617, 2009. (C) 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.)
Keywords vital dye
trypan blue
indocyanine green
Language English
Sponsor Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology/Pan-American Ophthalmologic Foundation
Date 2009-09-01
Published in Survey of Ophthalmology. New York: Elsevier B.V., v. 54, n. 5, p. 576-617, 2009.
ISSN 0039-6257 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 576-617
Access rights Closed access
Type Review
Web of Science ID WOS:000269348900004

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