Brilliant blue G shows internal limiting membrane after epiretinal membrane peel

Internal limiting membrane commonly remains after epiretinal membrane peeling, according to a study.The study authors suggested that re-staining with brilliant blue G (BBG) and peeling again may help remove the entire epiretinal membrane (ERM). The prospective study included 98 eyes that underwent pars plana vitrectomy and membrane peeling for idiopathic ERM. BBG was injected into the vitreous cavity and promptly washed out. The surgeon peeled the ERM and observed the underlying internal limiting membrane (ILM).

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