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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 ›
Eyes dry despite artificial tears. Constant floaters Vision unclear. Considering plugging tear ducts n vitreolysis. Any side effects or risks?
Tear duct plugs good: You should be using the tear drops 6 times a day and nght time gel (Refresh PM or Genteal gel) will be helpful. If that fails have the punctal plugs put in. Another option would be Restasis but it is expensive. Floaters usually clear with time and vitreous surgery is not indicated. An exam by an ophthalmologist is needed with the floaters to make sure there is no tear in the retina. ...Read more
Tearing: A blocked tear duct is most commonly seen in children under the age of 12 months. It typically presents with a watery eye, occasionally with some mucus. Treatment involves massaging the region overlying the duct, mechanically or surgically opening the duct, or simply observing whether it will open on its own. In older individuals, it almost always requires surgery, if the symptoms are bothersome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Of all the related conditions, is blocked tear duct one of the better or worse ones to have, in terms of effects on health and well-being?
My tear duct hurts it feels like a cut it hurts to blink and i tried to flush it but it didnt work my tear duct is red ?
See an ophthalmologi: Please consult an ophthalmologist for exam and treatment. You ,ay have abrasion or infection. ...Read more
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