Vital dyes increase the rigidity of the internal limiting membrane

@article{Haritoglou2013VitalDI,
  title={Vital dyes increase the rigidity of the internal limiting membrane},
  author={Christos Haritoglou and Stephan Mauell and Martin Beno{\^i}t and Ricarda G Schumann and Paul B Henrich and Armin Wolf and Anselm Kampik},
  journal={Eye},
  year={2013},
  volume={27},
  pages={1308-1315}
}
PurposeTo assess the stiffness of the natural human internal limiting membrane (ILM) and evaluate potential changes of the mechanical properties following staining with brilliant blue (BB) and indocyanine green (ICG).MethodsUnstained ILM specimens were obtained during ophthalmic surgical procedures. After removal, the specimens were dissected into five parts. Two fragments were stained with BB and ICG, respectively, for 1 min, another two specimens were stained similarly followed by additional… CONTINUE READING