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A review of the complications of lacrimal occlusion with punctal and canalicular plugs.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22489851     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Punctal and canalicular plugs are widely used for both temporary and permanent occlusion of the lacrimal puncta in dry eyes. There are many designs and materials available on the market. While their efficacy in improving dry eye symptoms is widely proven, the gamut of complications associated with these devices have never been subject to a general review, although there are numerous case series in the literature associated with one particular device. This review aims to examine the track record of a variety of plugs currently in use, to review the management of complications, and propose strategies for both the prevention of these complications and their treatment.
Authors:
Rabia Bourkiza; Vickie Lee
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Orbit (Amsterdam, Netherlands)     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1744-5108     ISO Abbreviation:  Orbit     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301221     Medline TA:  Orbit     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  86-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Ophthalmology Department, Central Middlesex Hospital , Middlesex, London , UK.
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