Case Report

Intralesional Trypan Blue-Colored Viscoelastic Injection for the Surgical Management of Dacryops


  • Gülşah Usta
  • Zafer Onaran
  • Reyhan Oğurel
  • Kemal Örnek

Received Date: 20.11.2011 Accepted Date: 20.02.2012 Turk J Ophthalmol 2012;42(6):486-488

During the surgical excision of dacryops which is a simple cyst of the lacrimal gland, a perforation of the thin wall of the cyst may lead to collapse of the lesion and complicate the surgery. Here we describe trypan blue-colored methylcellulose injection in the surgery of dacryops performed in a 53-year-old female patient to overcome this problem. In this way, since the application of the injection reduces the risk of complications and facilitates the surgical procedure, it could be considered as a useful modification of dacryops surgery. (Turk J Ophthalmol 2012; 42: 486-8)

Keywords: Dacryops, surgery, trypan blue, methylcellulose

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