An Old Colorant For a New Technique: Capsular Staining With Gentian Violet


Prieto I, Cabral J, Roque J, Esperancinha FE

     In the cataracts without fundus reflex, especially in the white cataracts, the poor visibility of the anterior capsule makes difficult to perform a circular continuous capsulorhexis (CCC), basic requirement in modern cataract surgery.
     The authors developed a new technique of anterior capsular staining with gentian violet, dissolved in BSS in a concentration of 0,01%.
     The excellent intra and postoperative results considering the risks and benefits of this technique lead us to believe that this is a practical and efficacious mean to visualise the anterior capsule in cataracts without reflex. 


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