Prevalence of canaliculitis after smartplug insertion during long-term follow-up.

@article{KleinTheyer2015PrevalenceOC,
  title={Prevalence of canaliculitis after smartplug insertion during long-term follow-up.},
  author={Angelika K Klein-Theyer and Ingrid Boldin and Dieter Franz Rabensteiner and Haleh Aminfar and Jutta Horwath-Winter},
  journal={The British journal of ophthalmology},
  year={2015},
  volume={99 8},
  pages={1134-6}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the long-term prevalence of canaliculitis associated with the use of SmartPlugs. METHODS This retrospective study included 42 eyes of 25 dry eye patients at our institution who received a SmartPlug insertion between 2004 and 2008. Irrigation of the lacrimal system was performed in all patients prior to SmartPlug insertion to ensure the patency of the system. The median follow-up time was 7.9 (5.6-10.5) years after plug insertion. RESULTS Six patients (seven eyes) of 25… CONTINUE READING