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VisionBlue® (trypan blue) is indicated for use as an aid in ophthalmic surgery by staining the anterior capsule of the lens.


Cataract surgery

VisionBlue® (trypan blue) is packaged in a 2.25 mL syringe to which a blunt cannula has to be attached.

After opening the eye, an air bubble is injected into the anterior chamber of the eye in order to minimize dilution of VisionBlue® (trypan blue) by the aqueous. VisionBlue® (trypan blue) is carefully applied onto the anterior lens capsule using a blunt cannula. Sufficient staining is achieved as soon as the dye has contacted the capsule. The anterior chamber is then irrigated with balanced salt solution to remove all excess dye. An anterior capsulotomy can then be performed.


VisionBlue® (trypan blue) 0.06% is supplied as follows:

0.5 mL of VisionBlue® (trypan blue) in a sterile single-use Luer Lok, 2.25 mL glass syringe, grey rubber plunger stopper and tip cap with polypropylene plunger rod in a peel pouch.


VisionBlue® (trypan blue) is stored at 15-25°C (59-77°F). Protect from direct sunlight.

Manufactured by : D.O.R.C. International b.v., Scheijdelveweg 2, 3214 VN Zuidland, The Netherlands. Distributed in the United States by : Dutch Ophthalmic USA, One Little River Road, P.O. Box 968, Kingston, NH-03848, U.S.A. Phone: 800-75-DUTCH or 603-642-8468.

Last reviewed on RxList: 4/8/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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