This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.
It is well known that there is widespread allergy to ordinary adhesive tape, and occasionally a reaction may be so severe that its use is precluded for a certain patient.
Several years ago I was attracted by the possibilities inherent in Scotch tape as a substitute for adhesive tape treated with zinc oxide. At that time the adhesive qualities and the packaging of Scotch tape were not satisfactory, but it seemed from tests then carried on that the substance would be borne by the most sensitive skin.
Since these first tests much improvement has been made both in the adhesive qualities and in the packaging of Scotch tape, and it has come to be widely used in a number of clinics and by some physicians in private practice. Its use, however, seems not to be as widespread as would appear justified.
The convenience, cleanliness and ease of application and removal
Wilson C. A BETTER ADHESIVE TAPE FOR USE AFTER SURGICAL TREATMENT OF THE EYE. Arch Ophthalmol. 1941;25(2):334. doi:10.1001/archopht.1941.00870080158013