To report on the novel use of fibrin glue in the treatment of conjunctival resection for conjunctivochalasis.
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.
The use of fibrin glue facilitated the surgical procedure, was well tolerated by the patient, and produced excellent results with relief of symptoms.
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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