Punctal occlusion with n-butyl cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive

Ophthalmic Surg. 1976 Summer;7(2):24-6.


N-butyl cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive can be easily placed in the lid puncta to serve as a temporary method for punctal occlusion. Such a procedure is a useful therapeutic trial in borderline cases of keratoconjunctivitis sicca being considered for further permanent punctal occlusion or in patients where a temporary dry eye condition is expected to be resolved in the near future.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Cyanoacrylates / therapeutic use*
  • Enbucrilate / therapeutic use*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Keratoconjunctivitis / therapy*
  • Lacrimal Apparatus / surgery*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tissue Adhesives / therapeutic use*


  • Cyanoacrylates
  • Tissue Adhesives
  • Enbucrilate