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 
Department of Ophthalmology, 
Retina Clinic, Guru Nanak Eye Centre, New Delhi, India

Received: 26-MAR-2022 Accepted: 01-APR-2022 Published Online: 03-APR-2022

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