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May 1970

Sutureless Scleral Buckling: An Experimental Technique

Author Affiliations

From the departments of retina research (Drs. Calabria, Pruett, and Schepens) and cornea research (Dr. Refojo), Retina Foundation, and the Retina Service (Drs. Pruett and Schepens), Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston. Dr. Calabria is now at the Clinica Oculistica, Universita di Genova, Italy.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1970;83(5):613-618. doi:10.1001/archopht.1970.00990030613017

Isobutyl 2-cyanoacrylate surgical adhesive was combined with silicone, gelatin, poly(2,3-dihydroxypropyl methacrylate) (PGMA), and poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) (PHEMA) to investigate sutureless scleral buckling techniques. Good results were obtained in rabbits. The unique characteristics of tissue adhesives and hydrogels and their potential applications in retinal detachment surgery are discussed.

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