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May 1987

Cyanoacrylate-Fixed Silicone Sleds in the OrbitAn Animal Model

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Ophthalmology, Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA (Drs McFarland and Shorr); and the Department of Ophthalmology, University of California at San Francisco (Dr Seiff).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1987;105(5):704-708. doi:10.1001/archopht.1987.01060050122051

• Subperiosteal wedge-shaped sleds of various materials have been used in treating the enophthalmic anophthalmic socket and in correcting the enophthalmic seeing eye. Posterior fixation of the sled may be difficult, as the sled tends to migrate anteriorly. Tissue adhesives were studied as a fixation method for silicone sleds in rabbit orbits. Gross examination revealed that the sleds were secured in position until well encapsulated. Butyl 2-cyanoacrylate (Histoacryl Blue) induced minimal inflammation, while ethyl cyanoacrylate (Crazy Glue) caused a giant-cell response.