Trypan blue

March 21, 2017

Trypan blue ophthalmic solution

What is Trypan blue ophthalmic solution?

TRYPAN BLUE (VisionBlue®) is a dye used to stain part of your eye during cataract surgery. Generic trypan blue ophthalmic solution is not yet available.

What should my health care professional know before I receive Trypan blue?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • an unusual reaction to Trypan blue, medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • •breast-feeding

How should this medicine be used?

Trypan blue is for administration into your eye during surgery by a health care professional.

Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

What drug(s) may interact with Trypan blue?

Trypan blue does not interact with other medicines.

Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.

What should I watch for while taking Trypan blue?

Visit your prescriber or health care professional for regular checks on your progress.

What side effects may I notice from receiving Trypan blue?

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • blue color in or around your eye

Where can I keep my medicine?

Trypan blue ophthalmic solution will be given in a hospital or clinic setting. You will not need to take or store this medicine at home.


March 21, 2017


U.S. FDA-approved Package Insert