Tarsorrhaphy from accidental instillation of cyanoacrylate adhesive in the eye
Margo, C.E.; Trobe, J.D.
JAMA 247(5): 660-661
ISSN/ISBN: 0098-7484 PMID: 7054568 Accession: 006578932
Patients (3) mistakenly instilled cyanoacrylate adhesives into their eyes, resulting in firm upper-to-lower lid adhesion and transient keratoconjunctivitis. In 1 case, the tarsorrhaphy had to be undone with scissors. Adequate prevention of these accidents can be achieved only by changing the packaging of glues so that it will not resemble the containers used for ophthalmic medications.