What is Punctal plugs (tear duct plugs)?

Category: Procedures


Punctal plugs that can be inserted inside the tear ducts to block them are called 'punctal plugs'. Punctal plugs increase the comfort level and lower the frequency of artificial tear use in most dry eye patients.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Punctal plugs (tear duct plugs)

Side effect Patients
Blurry vision 1
Eye irritation 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 1
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 2
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