[Improving the visualization of non-absorbable T-Flux(®) implants in deep sclerectomy. Colouring technique]

Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol. 2014 Jun;89(6):226-8. doi: 10.1016/j.oftal.2012.11.012. Epub 2013 Apr 18.
[Article in Spanish]


Purpose: To describe a staining technique that will enhance the visualization of non-absorbable T-Flux implants.

Methods: The technique was applied to non-absorbable T-Flux implants. The implants were submerged for 5 to 10 minutes in a sodium fluorescein solution, and dried with a sponge when removed from the solution.

Discussion: This is a very simple and easy procedure that uses a common fluorescein solution to enhance the contrast between the surgical field and a transparent implant used in deep sclerectomy. This colour technique will decrease the risk of loss of the implant in the surgical field.

Keywords: Color; Colour; Deep sclerectomy; Esclerectomía profunda; Implant; Implante; T-Flux; Transparent; Transparente.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Aqueous Humor / physiology
  • Coloring Agents*
  • Equipment Design
  • Fluorescein*
  • Glaucoma Drainage Implants*
  • Glaucoma, Open-Angle / surgery
  • Humans
  • Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Interactions
  • Intraocular Pressure
  • Sclera / surgery*


  • Coloring Agents
  • Fluorescein