Cost-effective Tattooing: The Use of Sterile Ink for Corneal Tattooing After Complicated Peripheral Iridotomies An Alternative to Expensive SaltsGupta, Deepak MRCOphth; Broadway, David MD, FRCOphthJournal of Glaucoma: October/November 2010 - Volume 19 - Issue 8 - p 566–567 doi: 10.1097/IJG.0b013e3181ca771e Case Report Abstract Author Information Corneal staining (tattooing) has been advocated in the management of patients with corneal leucomata, iris malformations or following iridotomies. Functional visual benefits can result from the reduction of aberrant light directed through iris defects that may cause glare and light scatter, in addition to cosmetic improvements for those with opacification. Inks, classified as stationery or cosmetic products, offer an economic alternative to currently available classical corneal staining agents (metallic salts). Furthermore, they may be used to good clinical effect with an intrastromal lamellar pocket technique. Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norfolk, Norwich, United Kingdom Financial Disclosures: None to disclose. Reprints: Deepak Gupta, MRCOphth, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norfolk, Norwich, Nr4 7uu, United Kingdom (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Received July 2, 2009 Accepted October 18, 2009 © 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.