2-year-old needs surgery after attaching eye with super glue

posted on 06/20/2022 22:43

  (Credit: Reproduction/Personal Archive)

(Credit: Reproduction/Personal Archive)

After attaching the eye and other parts of the body with instant glue, a 2-year-old child needed specialized medical care in the public network of the Federal District, and was unable to do so. The accident happened last Thursday (16/6), in Ceilândia. So far the girl is waiting for surgery.

According to the child’s godmother, Lia Lucena, 54, no one understood for sure how the girl managed to get the product and apply it on her face. “I don’t know if the glue got in her eye or if she took the tube and passed it on, but it stuck right away. In addition to her eyelashes, the glue reached her hands, clothes and body,” said Lia.

And that’s how the family’s despair began. On the same day, the child was taken to the Hospital de Base, but the doctor in charge of the pediatric area said that she could not do anything to help. “The doctor said to put Coca-Cola (soda) on the hands and face, and that we make a compress with warm water”, explained the child’s godmother.

Even though they were not satisfied with the answer, the family returned home and performed the procedure indicated by the professional. But the situation got worse. On Friday (17/6), the child’s face was swollen. Those responsible decided to look for the Regional Hospital of Asa Norte (Hran), however, the attempt was frustrated once again.

“Because of the holiday, there was only one doctor attending and he said that surgery was necessary, but that he could not perform the procedure at the Hran. In this way, he wrote a referral to the Hospital de Base, and we went back there”, commented Lia Lucena.

Hopefully, the family’s third attempt was again in vain. “The doctor who attended to us said again that it was to wait, because until Sunday the glue could completely come out of my goddaughter’s body, but of course that didn’t happen. On Saturday, her face was swollen and red,” added the resident of Ceilândia.


After several attempts, the family decided to take the child to a private hospital. During the consultation, the health professional who examined the child found that she could have an infection in her right eye, which was swollen and red, and therefore prescribed an antibiotic.

Even with the use of the medication, the child’s eyes remain glued. The family doesn’t know what else to do. Lia Lucena told Correio that this Monday (20/6) she returned with her goddaughter to Hran and Hospital de Base, but nothing happened.

“We went to two hospitals today and returned home once again with no solution. Since Thursday we have been traveling from Ceilândia to Plano Piloto and nobody is helping us. I went to the media because I don’t know what else to do, and my goddaughter is in pain. The glue from her skin came off and from her hands too, with remover, but how are we going to do it with her eyes?”, asks the girl.

Other side

The Correio sought out the Institute for Strategic Health Management of the Federal District (Iges-DF) to understand the position of the body in relation to the care provided by the Hospital de Base. By means of a note, Iges assured that it provided the appropriate service. Read in full:

“The Institute of Strategic Health Management of the DF (IgesDF) informs that the child has already been evaluated by the ophthalmology team of the Hospital de Base do DF (HBDF) on June 16 and 17, however, it did not guide the performance of surgery, but warm compresses and application of local ointment. This Monday, May 20, the child is already being seen again and a new evaluation is already being carried out by the ophthalmology team on duty, which will provide all the necessary care”.

In addition, the report contacted the Health Department of the Federal District (SES-DF) questioning the number of doctors working at Hran, but so far, there has been no response. The space remains open.

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