Osaki TH, Osaki MH, Belfort R Jr, Osaki T, Sant’anna AE, Haraguchi DK. Management of progressive myopathic blepharoptosis with daily application of octyl-2-cyanoacrylate liquid bandage. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009; 25(4):264-6.
This study describes the results of a conservative and reversible technique for the treatment of progressive myopathic blepharoptosis in cases when surgery is not indicated, using octyl-2-cyanoacrylate liquid bandage. Patients with progressive myopathic blepharoptosis were studied. Octyl-2-cyanoacrylate liquid bandage was applied to the upper eyelid to create a deeper eyelid crease. All patients described a better appearance after application of the product, and none had an allergic response. All cases had an improvement in the degree of ptosis and improvement in visual fields. Octyl-2-cyanoacrylate liquid bandage is an alternative method that is simple, safe, and effective in the management of severe blepharoptosis. Moreover, it can be used in patients without systemic conditions or those who are unwilling to undergo a surgical procedure.
Currently, the product used in the study is no longer available; alternatively, double eyelid glue can be used in a similar way.