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SURGICAL TECHNIQUE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 495-497

Combined epiretinal and internal limiting membrane peeling facilitated by high dilution indocyanine green negative staining


Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA

Correspondence Address:
Rajendra S Apte
Washington University School of Medicine, 660 South Euclid Venue, Box 8096, St. Louis, MO 63110
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2008-322X.176898

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We describe the utilization of indocyanine green (ICG) dye to facilitate combined/en bloc removal of epiretinal membranes (ERM) along with internal limiting membranes (ILM). The method utilizes a highly diluted preparation of ICG in dextrose water solvent (D5W). Elimination of fluid air exchange step facilitating staining in the fluid phase and low intensity lighting help minimize potential ICG toxicity. The technique demonstrates how ICG facilitates negative staining of ERMs and how ILM peeling concomitantly can allow complete and efficient ERM removal minimizing surgical time and the necessity for dual or sequential staining.


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