Lissamine Green (LG) is a synthetically produced organic acid dye with two aminophenyl groups. It has broad applicability as a dye and is widely used in cosmetics and food additives. It is also available for ophthalmic use as individually packaged, sterile strips.
It is used as a stain to diagnose ocular surface disease. Ocular surface epithelial cells without mucin or glycocalyx protection, as well as injured cells, are stained by Lissamine Green. It is also the preferred dye for staining the bulbar conjunctiva.
|Name of Product||Lissamine Green|
|Synonyms||Erio green; Lissamina Verde; verde lisamina; Verde di lissamina; Vert Lissamine; Acid green S; Wool green S or C; Fast light green|
|Molecular Weight||702.3 g/mol|
No other general side effects are reported from the dye.
Q. What is the difference between Rose Bengal and Lissamine Green?
According to studies, rose bengal and lissamine green have comparable staining characteristics, however, lissamine green is much well-tolerated by patients.
Q. What is the difference between Fluorescein and Lissamine green?
Q. Does lissamine green stain cornea?
Lissamine Green stains the conjunctiva and not the cornea.