Similarities in the packaging of cyanoacrylate nail glue and ophthalmic preparations: an ongoing problem
- Department of Ophthalmology, St Paul's Eye Unit
- Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Link 8Z
- Prescot Street, Liverpool L7 8XP, UK
- Mr Andrew Needham
- Accepted 31 October 2000
Editor,—We would like to raise concern over an ongoing problem—namely, the similarity between the packaging used for fingernail extension glue (cyanoacrylate “superglue”) and topical ophthalmic preparations.
These concerns were raised as long as 16 years ago1 and yet no action or progress has since been instituted by the manufacturers of these containers.
Both nail glue and ophthalmic preparations are almost identically packaged in 5–10 ml clear, round bodied, soft plastic dropper type bottles with a white non-locking twist cap …