Visualization of conjunctival cyst using Healon V and trypan blue

Department of Ophthalmology, Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medical Science, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan.
Cornea (Impact Factor: 2.04). 09/2005; 24(6):759-60. DOI: 10.1097/01.ico.0000154238.87230.05
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To report a new modified method using the mixture of an ophthalmic viscosurgical devices (Healon V) and trypan blue solution to facilitate complete removal of a conjunctival cyst.
A 54-year-old woman was referred to us for removal of a conjunctival cyst in her right eye. To achieve a complete removal of the conjunctival cyst, a mixture of Healon V and trypan blue solution was injected through a 27-gauge needle into the cyst.
This new technique achieved excellent visualization with an easy and complete resection of the cyst.
The mixture of Healon V and trypan blue is effective in delineating the capsule while preserving its integrity during removal. Such a technique may also have a role in facilitating visualization and excision of other cystic conjunctival lesions.

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