The Ophthalmology Unit,  Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kuching, Sarawak.

The Ophthalmology Department, Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia.



Cyanoacrylate glue

Photo by Professor Chua chung Nen

This 54 year-old man developed left central corneal perforation secondary to herpetic eye disease. Cyanoacrylate glue was applied to seal the wound and a contact lens was inserted.


Right central corneal perforation sealed with cyanoacrylate glue. The glue has a bluish colour.

A contact lens was inserted to prevent the eyelid from dislodging the seal and provide ocular



Close-up view of the seal. Corneal epithelium could not grow over the rough surface and

therefore heap up around the seal.


Another view of the seal.

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