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Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar

Print version ISSN 0138-6557On-line version ISSN 1561-3046


CANIZARES GRAUPERA, María Elena  and  CARRAL NOVO, Juan Mariano. Use of cyanoacrylate adhesives in ocular surgery. Rev Cub Med Mil [online]. 1999, vol.28, n.1, pp.22-25. ISSN 0138-6557.

The eye may be irreversibly damaged on ocassions when inmediate actions against an external agression are not taken. The use of cynoarcrylate adhesives in ocular tissue is an alternative to be taken into account in severe cases, but they should only be used when it is suspected the loss of this tissue, since the adhesives available in the market up to now fulfill the optimal requirements to seal this tissue, which due to its inherent characteristics is extremely delicate and irritable. Some methods described in literature for sealing ocular wounds in very serious cases as well as different experimental works using adhesives with cyanoacrylate base were presented. The best adhesive for these treatments does not exist yet.

Keywords : TISSUE ADHESIVES [therapeutic use]; CYANOACRYLATES [therapeutic use]; EYE INJURIES [surgery]; EYE DISEASES [surgery].

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