Inadvertent Trypan Blue Posterior Capsule Staining During Cataract Surgery

Purpose: To report 5 cases of inadvertent posterior capsule staining with trypan blue during phacoemulsification.Design: Retrospective, observational case series.Methods: Five cases of posterior capsule staining with trypan blue were identified from cataract surgeries performed at an academic institution. All 5 eyes underwent phacoemulsification with use of iris retractors. The surgical videos from each case were reviewed to better understand the mechanisms and risk factors for posterior capsule staining with trypan blue and techniques to avoid this complication.Results: No eyes had clinical evidence of zonular pathology during their preoperative examination. Only 1 patient reported a possible childhood history of trauma to both (Read more...)

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