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Paediatric ocular super glue injuries: assessment of two cases
  1. Amar Pujari,
  2. Jyoti Shakrawal,
  3. Meghal Gagrani,
  4. Mandeep S Bajaj
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Amar Pujari, dramarpujari{at}


In this report, we elaborate the clinical findings and the optimal management of two cases with ocular glue injuries in two paediatric patients. Both the patients were presented to the ocular emergency with completely closed eyelid and periocular erythema. The eyelids were completely closed due to matting of the eyelashes with glue retention up to lash roots. Thus, in both cases, after the application of local anaesthetic agent, immediate lash trimming was performed along with the removal of crystallised glue particles. However, the ocular surface showed only congestion in absence of any added corneal complications. Patients were followed up with standard treatment protocol as per chemical injuries. Until the end of 5 months, the clinical course was uneventful.

  • ophthalmology
  • medical education
  • paediatrics
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  • Contributors All authors have evaluated the cases in detail followed by optimal ocular evaluation and management to achieve better clinical outcomes. All authors, after critically analysing the educational value of the case, wrote the report together.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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