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MembraneBlue Side Effects

Generic name: trypan blue ophthalmic

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Mar 25, 2022.

Note: This document contains side effect information about trypan blue ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name MembraneBlue.

For the Consumer

Applies to trypan blue ophthalmic: intraocular solution

Side effects requiring immediate medical attention

Along with its needed effects, trypan blue ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in MembraneBlue) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking trypan blue ophthalmic:

Incidence not known

  • Blue color remaining in the eye
  • Discoloration of artificially implanted lens

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to trypan blue ophthalmic: intraocular solution


Frequency not reported: Discoloration of high-water content hydrogen intraocular lenses, inadvertent staining of the posterior lens capsule, inadvertent staining of the vitreous face[Ref]

Inadvertent staining of the posterior lens capsule and/or vitreous face was typically temporary and usually lasted up to 1 week.[Ref]

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1. "Product Information. VisionBlue (trypan blue ophthalmic)." Dutch Ophthalmic USA (2006):

2. "Product Information. MembraneBlue (trypan blue ophthalmic)." Dutch Ophthalmic USA (2017):

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.