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August 1978

Indocyanine GreenA New Vital Stain For Use Before Penetrating Keratoplasty

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(8):1445-1447. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910060193019

• Indocyanine green selectively stains devitalized corneal endothelial cells. In addition, the dye has been found to be nontoxic to the function of living endothelial cells. Indocyanine green appears to be an ideal vital stain for use before peneing keratoplasty.

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