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A novel use of fibrin glue in the treatment of a partial thickness corneal laceration
  1. Christine Kiire1,
  2. Sathish Srinivasan1,
  3. Mark G Stoddart2
  1. 1Department of Ophthalmology, Ayr Hospital, Ayrshire and Arran NHS, Ayrshire, Ayr, UK
  2. 2Department of Ophthalmology, Dumfries and Galloway NHS, Dumfries, UK
  1. Correspondence toMr Sathish Srinivasan, Department of Ophthalmology, 3rd Floor, Ayr Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr KA6 6DX, UK; sathish.srinivasan{at}gmail.com

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We describe a novel technique on the use of fibrin glue to seal a longstanding partial thickness corneal laceration.

A 67-year-old lady was referred to the corneal service with an asymptomatic, partial thickness corneal laceration in the right eye (RE) that had failed to heal spontaneously over a 12-month period. She had no recollection of any history of trauma to that eye, but the laceration appeared clean-cut with well-defined edges, indicating that a sharp object may have caused it.

On examination, the best corrected visual acuities were 6/12 RE and 6/6 in her pseudophakic LE. Slit-lamp biomicroscopy of her RE showed a partial thickness corneal laceration 6 mm in length. It started close to the inferotemporal limbus and extended towards the central cornea without passing through the visual axis (figure 1). On high magnification, there were classic epithelial pearls on the surface of …

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