Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

Vital Stains in Retina and Vitreous

Shreyangshi Dipta, Shruti Bhattacharya, Khushboo Chawla 
Department of Ophthalmology, Guru Nanak Eye Centre, New Delhi, India

Editor-in-Chief, Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology, Dr R.P.Centre, AIIMS.


Corresponding Author:

Shruti Bhattacharya 
(MBBS, MS, DNB)
Department of Ophthalmology, 
Retina Clinic, Guru Nanak Eye Centre, New Delhi, India
Email: shrutibhattacharya1993@gmail.com        


Received: 26-MAR-2022 Accepted: 01-APR-2022 Published Online: 03-APR-2022
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.7869/djo.756

Abstract
Dyes used to stain living tissues are known as vital dyes and these have become an effective surgical aid in ocular tissue identification and visualization in ophthalmology. “Chromovitrectomy” is a phrase used for describing the use of vital dyes to stain these transparent tissues and facilitate their manipulation during vitreo-retinal surgery.1 Common vital dyes used in the posterior segment are indocyanine green (ICG) and brilliant blue (BB); and dyes which are still under research include patent blue, bromophenol blue, light green, and Evans’s blue.

Keywords :Vital Stains, Chromomvitrectomy, Trypan Blue, Indocyanine Green