Journal of Ophthalmology & Clinical Research Category: Clinical Type: Correspondence Article
Patent Blue Mixed with Sodium Hyaluronate for Capsulorhexis
- Fernando Polit1*, Andres Polit2
- 1 Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador, United States
- 2 Hospital Clinica Barraquer, Bogotá, Colombia, United States
*Corresponding Author:Fernando Polit
Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador, United States
Received Date: Jun 19, 2016 Accepted Date: Jul 09, 2016 Published Date: Jul 25, 2016
In 1999, Melles recommended the use of trypan blue dye to stain the anterior lens capsule for visualizing capsulorhexis in surgery of mature cataracts . However, during the procedure the dye is in contact not only with the anterior capsule but with other anterior segment tissues, in particular the corneal endothelium. Although the complications related to the use of trypan blue have been scarce [2-5], some authors have modified the original technique to limit the dye contact to the anterior capsule [6-8].
Assisted cataract surgery femtosecond laser is currently a technique gaining users. However, the high cost of the equipment can be unaffordable for most surgeons. On the other hand, although the new technique claims higher accuracy in achieving perfect capsulorhexis, a few complications such as incomplete capsulotomy, the presence of small anterior capsular tags or even anterior radial tears have been reported [10,11]. This could explain why some surgeons still prefer to dye the anterior capsule to check the outcome of the laser assisted capsulotomy .
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Citation:Polit F, Polit A (2016) Patent Blue Mixed with Sodium Hyaluronate for Capsulorhexis. J Ophthalmic Clin Res 3: 021.
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