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February 5, 1982

Tarsorrhaphy From Accidental Instillation of Cyanoacrylate Adhesive in the Eye

JAMA. 1982;247(5):660-661. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03320300064027

Three patients mistakenly instilled cyanoacrylate adhesives into their eyes, resulting in firm upper-to-lower lid adhesion and transient keratoconjunctivitis. In one 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.

(JAMA 1982;247:660-661)