Punctal plugs are tiny, biocompatible devices that can be inserted into tear ducts to block drainage. This increases the eye's tear film and surface moisture to help relieve certain forms of dry eye. These devices often are no larger than a grain of rice.
Punctal plugs usually are considered when non-prescription or prescription eye drops fail to relieve your dry eye condition. However some drops may still be given in conjunction with the plugs.
Here at M S Kalsi Opticians we are trained with the insertion of these plugs. The appointment usually lasts around 10-20 minutes.
We mainly use dissolvable punctal plugs which usually last up to 3 months. These types of plugs would be used in circumstances such as preventing dry eyes after LASIK or refractive surgery.
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