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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 176

Fibrin glue in ophthalmology

1 Department of Ophthalmology, Al Bahar Ophthalmology Center, Ibn Sina Hospital, Kuwait City, Kuwait
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Al Bahar Ophthalmology Center, Ibn Sina Hospital, Kuwait City; Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Jabriya, Kuwait

Date of Web Publication26-Feb-2010

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DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.60093

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Kumar N, Al Sabti K. Fibrin glue in ophthalmology. Indian J Ophthalmol 2010;58:176

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Dear Editor,

We read with interest the article by Panda et al., [1] wherein the authors have presented the uses of fibrin glue in ophthalmology in detail. They have mainly discussed its use on the ocular surface as a replacement of sutures.

Fibrin glue has exciting intraoperative applications during vitreoretinal surgeries as well. It has been found to not have any toxic effects on retinal function or structure in a rabbit model. [2] The intraoperative use of Tisseel VH fibrin sealant (Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Westlake Village, CA, USA) has been described recently in the management of optic disc pit-associated macular detachments. [3],[4] The technique involves pars plana vitrectomy, removal of posterior hyaloid, fluid-air exchange, drainage of subretinal fluid through optic disc pit, application of the fibrin sealant to the pit and air-C 3 F 8 gas exchange and postoperative prone positioning. This prevents recurrent macular detachment, which is common in this condition.

Fibrin glue has also been used to stabilize keratoprosthetic devices during vitreoretinal surgeries. [5]

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Panda A, Kumar S, Kumar A, Bansal R, Bhartiya S. Fibrin glue in ophthalmology. Indian J Ophthalmol 2009;57:371-9.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Pardue MT, Hejny C, Gilbert JA, Phillips MJ, Geroski DH, Edelhauser HF. Retinal function after subconjunctival injection of carboplatin in fibrin sealant. Retina 2004;24:776-82.  Back to cited text no. 2
Al Sabti K, Kumar N, Chow DR, Kapusta MA. Management of optic disc pit associated macular detachment with Tisseel® fibrin sealant. Retinal Cases and Brief reports 2008;2:274-7.  Back to cited text no. 3
Kumar N, Al Sabti K. Optic disc pit maculopathy treated with vitrectomy, internal limiting membrane peeling, and gas tamponade: A report of two cases. Eur J Ophthalmol 2009;19:897-7.  Back to cited text no. 4
Uhlig CE, Gerding H. Fibrin sealing improves stability of corneal prostheses during vitreoretinal procedures. Retina 2003;23: 209-14.  Back to cited text no. 5

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