May 2008
Volume 49, Issue 13
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ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   May 2008
A New Technique for the Application of Cyanoacrylate Tissue Adhesive to the Cornea
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • M. R. Damani
    The Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA, Los Angeles, California
  • J. Lee
    Loma Linda Medical Center, Loma Linda, California
  • A. J. Aldave
    The Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA, Los Angeles, California
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships  M.R. Damani, None; J. Lee, None; A.J. Aldave, None.
  • Footnotes
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science May 2008, Vol.49, 2965. doi:https://doi.org/
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      M. R. Damani, J. Lee, A. J. Aldave; A New Technique for the Application of Cyanoacrylate Tissue Adhesive to the Cornea. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2008;49(13):2965. doi: https://doi.org/.

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Abstract

Purpose: : To describe a useful method for applying cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive to the cornea to seal corneal perforations.

Methods: : Following removal of the corneal epithelium surrounding the perforation, the end of a silicone retinal sponge is used to apply a thin layer of cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive. A bandage soft contact lens is placed to decrease the risk of cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive dislocation and minimize patient discomfort.

Results: : The thin application of tissues adhesive utilizing the silicone retinal sponge permits multiple applications, if needed, while minimizing the risk of glue dislocation and increased discomfort associated with thicker applications.

Conclusions: : The use of a silicone retinal sponge in the application ofcyanoacrylate tissue adhesive for corneal perforations provides an even, thin application that minimizes complications associated with other means of cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive application.

Keywords: cornea: clinical science • wound healing 
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