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staining

The application of a liquid dye solution to a porous surface to impart color.
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Evans blue dye, as a vital stain, had been widely used in this aspect and the validity of the EB dye injection method has been shown to correlate well with the Fick procedure under different experimental conditions in dogs and humans [50, 51].
EB dye was first reported by Gaff and Okong-O'Ogola as a vital stain for plant cells in 1971 [85].
Among the vital stains, brilliant cresyl blue has never been used in vivo; the gentian violet and methylene blue solutions result in corneal edema and endothelial decompensation, fluorescein must be injected underneath the anterior capsule, staining the lens epithelium, not the capsule itself and it can stain the cornea and lens cortex also.