Lutein: A New Dye for Chromovitrectomy

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    • By Mauricio Maia, MD, PhD
      Federal University of Sao Paulo and Brazilian Institute of Fighting against Blindness
      Co-author(s): Rodrigo Milan Navarro, Brazilian Institute of Fighting Against Blindness
    • Uploaded on May 16, 2014.
    • Last modified by Caroline Bozell on May 27, 2014.
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    lutein, chromovitrectomy, internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling
    Mauricio Maia, Federal University of São Paulo
    This video shows a new dye for vitreoretinal surgery comprised of soluble lutein/zeaxanthin 1% and brilliant blue 0.025 %. The green dye was deposited on the posterior pole; vigorous dye flushing into the vitreous cavity was unnecessary. The dye indirectly shows the posterior hyaloid by deposition of the golden lutein crystals. The ILM stained greenish-blue; No evidence of toxicity was observed.

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