Vital Dyes in Vitreoretinal Surgery
Meyer C.H. (Bonn)
Publication year: 2008
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Developments in Ophthalmology , Vol. 42
Editor(s): Bandello F. (Milan)
XII + 164 p., 69 fig., 47 in color, 11 tab., hard cover, 2008
This volume highlights the major clinical and experimental results of currently used novel vital dyes. The first chapters describe the transparent structure of the vitreous body and summarize historical considerations to visualize its structure by optical coherence tomography, dye injections or autologous cells during surgery and for diagnostic purposes. The following contributions describe the advantages and disadvantages of ICG during vitreoretinal surgery and experimental applications. Alternative approaches by recently approved vital dyes such as trypan blue, patent blue and brilliant blue are evaluated in the subsequent chapters. Finally the last few chapters give an outlook on novel vital dyes, which are currently under evaluation, as well as alternative enzymatic approaches to remove the vitreous from the retinal surface.
Being a timely update this publication will be indispensable reading for vitreoretinal surgeons and ophthalmic researchers.