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Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
Print version ISSN 0004-2749
UEDA, Emerson Lioji and OTTAIANO, José Augusto Alves. Comparative cost evaluation in corneal perforation repair with cyanoacrylate adhesive versus corneal suture. Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. [online]. 2004, vol.67, n.1, pp. 97-101. ISSN 0004-2749. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-27492004000100017.
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was performing a comparative evaluation of cost in small ocular perforation repair using cyanoacrylate adhesive technique Super BonderTM (methyl-2-cyanoacrylate) as compared with corneal suture technique. METHODS: In order to compare evaluations of cost a cost analysis in "reais" (R$) was conducted for both techniques according to the materials used in cyanoacrylate glue technique and the corneal suture. RESULTS: The analysis of comparative cost of the cyanoacrylate adhesive technique in small perforations versus corneal suture showed a lower cost of the former. CONCLUSION: Lower cost was found for the cyanoacrylate glue technique for corneal perforation repair when compared to the corneal suture technique.
Keywords : Cornea [injury]; Health care costs; Sutures [economy]; Cyanocrilates [economy]; Cola.