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The retrospective nature of this study did not permit us to establish a clear and
reproducible research protocol. This is a pilot study and it is by no means a thorough
evaluation of the use of trypan blue in vitreoretinal surgery.
In conclusion, visualisation and dissection of the ILM was facilitated by trypan blue
staining,visual acuity was greatly improved and no signs of toxicity or adverses reactions
were noted after up to 1 year of follow-up.
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