Purpose: To report on the novel use of fibrin glue in the treatment of conjunctival resection for conjunctivochalasis.
Methods: A 78-year-old woman with bilateral, symptomatic conjunctivochalasis had a conjunctival resection by using fibrin glue, as a suture substitute, to attach the conjunctiva.
Results: The use of fibrin glue facilitated the surgical procedure, was well tolerated by the patient, and produced excellent results with relief of symptoms.
Conclusions: The use of fibrin glue during the conjunctival resection was effective in simplifying the procedure and theoretically decreased the risk of suture-related complications and the postoperative irritation related to the presence of sutures in situ.
From the *Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; and the †Department of Ophthalmology and the ‡Cornea Unit, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Received for publication October 7, 2007; revision received January 10, 2008; accepted February 9, 2008.
The authors state that they have no proprietary interest in the products named in this article.
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