Punctal Plugs

Known as: Punctal Plug, Plugs, Punctal, Plug, Punctal 
Small devices that are inserted into the tear ducts (NASOLACRIMAL DUCTS). They are used to block the drainage of TEARS for the treatment of DRY EYE… (More)
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1987-2016
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2013
2013
PURPOSE To investigate the retention rate and complications of 2 different types of silicon lacrimal punctal plugs with the focus… (More)
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2011
2011
Dry eyes are treated by instillation of eye drops of cyclosporine A emulsion or by punctal plug insertion in canaliculus to block… (More)
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2008
2008
PURPOSE To evaluate the clinical efficacy, retention rates, and complications of SmartPlug insertion compared with silicone… (More)
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2008
2008
PURPOSE To determine the clinical value and relevance of punctal and proximal canalicular stenoses after punctal plug therapy in… (More)
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2007
2007
PURPOSE To study the effect of punctal plug placement in patients undergoing refractive surgery for correction of poor vision… (More)
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2004
2004
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy, retention rates, and complications of two types of silicone lacrimal punctal plugs in patients… (More)
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2001
2001
PURPOSE An investigation into bacterial biofilm formation on and in punctal plugs. METHODS The study involved 21 patients with… (More)
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2000
2000
BACKGROUND Punctal plugs are used for the treatment of tear-deficient type dry eye. We recently examined a case of acute… (More)
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1997
1997
PURPOSE One of the modalities of treating dry eyes is punctal plugs. They are usually used for temporary occlusion of the… (More)
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1987
1987
Punctal plugs were placed in 18 dry eye patients of the aqueous-deficiency type who were on maximally tolerable medical therapy… (More)
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