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Tear Duct Plugs
I had reoccurring cornea abrasions every 2 months until putting in a tear duct plug with no problems for 4 months now. How long can I keep it in?
Until it falls out: The advantage of plugs is that they are easy to insert and can be removed if needed. They help maintain what tears you make but do not add any extra. The disadvantage is that they can fall out spontaneously. But it seems that as long as yours are in place, you will have the benefit. ...Read more
I have all 4 of my tear ducts plugged and have been on restasis for 3 months. My last schrimer scores are 10 and 8. Why are my eyes still dry?
I have sjogrens and had plugs put in bottom tear duct 6 wks ago. This AM my eye began hurting and my upper tear duct is swollen. Call eye dr or rheum?
See eye doctor asap: could be an infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: If in a child you can keep it clean and use massage against the nose to help it open. If in an adult, you need an ophthalmologist to determine whether the block is in the upper or lower system with different treatment for each. You cannot clean it out yourself but can massage to clear out accumulated debris until you get it medically fixed. ...Read more