Experimental transvitreal cyanoacrylate retinopexy

Am J Ophthalmol. 1986 Aug 15;102(2):199-207. doi: 10.1016/0002-9394(86)90145-5.


We used an experimental rabbit model of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment to compare the onset, quality, and duration of chorioretinal adhesions obtained by transvitreal application of N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate mixed with iophendylate with those obtained by transscleral retinal cryopexy. The chorioretinal adhesions produced by the cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive were immediate in onset, stronger, and long lasting.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cryosurgery
  • Cyanoacrylates / therapeutic use*
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Rabbits
  • Retina / surgery*
  • Retinal Detachment / surgery*
  • Retinal Perforations / surgery*
  • Time Factors
  • Tissue Adhesives / therapeutic use*
  • Vitreous Body / surgery*


  • Cyanoacrylates
  • Tissue Adhesives