The Use of Tissue Adhesive in Corneal Perforations

Jack L. Weiss, Pat Williams, Richard L. Lindstrom, Donald J. Doughman

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Abstract

Eighty patients with either corneal perforation or impending perforation were treated with the application of tissue adhesive that remained in place on the average of 50 days. Forty-four percent of these cases healed with the application of glue alone. Complications occurred in nine patients (11 %). Two developed marked increase in intraocular pressure that was controlled with antiglaucoma medications and seven developed corneal infiltrates. Five of the infiltrates were culture-proven bacterial infections occurring on the average of 73 days after gluing. The relationships between diagnosis, duration of glue, and complications are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)610-615
Number of pages6
JournalOphthalmology
Volume90
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

Keywords

  • corneal infiltrates
  • corneal perforation
  • cyanoacrylate
  • descemetocele
  • glue
  • tissue adhesive

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