Punctal Occlusion

PUNCTAL PLUGS

Tears drain from your eyes through what is called the puncta and the canal below it called the canaliculus. Punctal plugs comfortably seal the drain, or puncta. This allows your own tears to remain on your eyes for a longer period of time.

SOFT PLUG Collagen

Up to 5 days

Short Term

There are short-term punctal plugs that dissolve in 3-5 days.

SOFT PLUG Extended Duration

Up to 3 months

Medium Term

Medium term or extended duration Punctal Plugs dissolve in up to 3 months or up to 6 months. These dissolvable plugs sit inside the canaliculus and therefore are not visible.

SOFT PLUG Extended Duration 180

Up to 6 months

Medium Term

Medium term or extended duration Punctal Plugs dissolve in up to 3 months or up to 6 months. These dissolvable plugs sit inside the canaliculus and therefore are not visible.

FORM FIT

Long-term, removable

Long Term

If a patient prefers that their long-term plugs not be visible, then consider plugs made from hydrogel, a soft gelatinous material. These sit within the canaliculous clear from view.

The traditional long term silicone punctal plug has a cap and anchor design. The silicone plugs have a slightly visible cap exposed over the puncta and an anchor that sits within the canaliculous to prevent, or reduce, the draining of tears.

Punctal plugs come in different sizes so it takes a few minutes for placement and they are easily removed if necessary.

SOFT PLUG Silicone

Long-term, removable

Long Term

If a patient prefers that their long-term plugs not be visible, then consider plugs made from hydrogel, a soft gelatinous material. These sit within the canaliculous clear from view.

The traditional long term silicone punctal plug has a cap and anchor design. The silicone plugs have a slightly visible cap exposed over the puncta and an anchor that sits within the canaliculous to prevent, or reduce, the draining of tears.

Punctal plugs come in different sizes so it takes a few minutes for placement and they are easily removed if necessary.