Combined Epiretinal and Internal Limiting Membrane Peeling Facilitated by High Dilution Indocyanine Green Negative Staining

Abstract

We describe the utilization of indocyanine green (ICG) dye to facilitate combined/en bloc removal of epiretinal membranes (ERM) along with internal limiting membranes (ILM). The method utilizes a highly diluted preparation of ICG in dextrose water solvent (D5W). Elimination of fluid air exchange step facilitating staining in the fluid phase and low intensity lighting help minimize potential ICG toxicity. The technique demonstrates how ICG facilitates negative staining of ERMs and how ILM peeling concomitantly can allow complete and efficient ERM removal minimizing surgical time and the necessity for dual or sequential staining.

DOI: 10.4103/2008-322X.176898

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@inproceedings{Kaehr2015CombinedEA, title={Combined Epiretinal and Internal Limiting Membrane Peeling Facilitated by High Dilution Indocyanine Green Negative Staining}, author={Mark M. Kaehr and Rajendra S Apte}, booktitle={Journal of ophthalmic & vision research}, year={2015} }