The use of vital dyes in ocular surgery.

@article{Rodrigues2009TheUO,
  title={The use of vital dyes in ocular surgery.},
  author={Eduardo B{\"u}chelle Rodrigues and Elaine de Paula Fiod Costa and Fernando Marcondes Penha and Gustavo Barreto de Melo and Juliana Mantovani Bott{\'o}s and E. M. El Dib and Bruno de Albuquerque Furlani and Veronica Lima and Mauricio Maia and Carsten H. Meyer and Ana Lu{\'i}sa H{\"o}fling-Lima and Michel Eid Farah},
  journal={Survey of ophthalmology},
  year={2009},
  volume={54 5},
  pages={576-617}
}
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, intra-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… CONTINUE READING

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