Strabismus surgeries using n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate and 6-0 vicryl suture material were performed in 16 albino rabbits. Both eyes of 16 rabbits were used. The superior and inferior rectus muscles were recessed and resected 5 mm. In 12 rabbits, n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate was used and those rabbits were divided into 3 groups, each group (4 rabbits, 8 eyes) was sacrificed 1, 2, and 3 weeks after operation respectively. The eyes were enucleated to examine the tensile strength and pathologic findings of the attached area. In 4 rabbits, 6-0 vicryl suture material was used as a control group in this study. This group was sacrificed and examined 3 weeks following the operation. In the cyanoacrylate groups, there were statistically significant differences and a chronologically increasing tendency of tensile strength between groups.
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