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... I have become very depressed since having the corrective eye surgery. I am taking meds for depression and anxiety. My plugs will not stay in place. The restasis helps. My physician wants to try cauterizing. I am afraid of this because my vision is worse since the corrective surgery. Help! (2 replies)
... and I don't see any advantage except that I can read the alarm clock and my vision is better but not comfortable. My question is for those who have had their tear ducts cauterized. Did it help and how painful was it? ... (2 replies)
... I can't speak on the effectiveness personally, because I am currently using the permenant plugs and Restasis. My mom had hers cauterized and they eventually popped back open and she had to have it done a second time. Those have popped back open as well. She is going with the plugs and Restasis now. (2 replies)

... Has your doctor ever considered cauterizing your other two tear ducts? ... (6 replies)
Help for Dry Eyes?
Feb 16, 2010
... Have you had your tear ducts plugged or cauterized yet? ... (13 replies)
... Yes, I had extremely low tear production. I had almost no tears. I started by just getting the silicone plugs in the lower ducts. ... (7 replies)
... eventually caused my tear duct to stretch around them, and they would move or fall out. ... (15 replies)
Dry eyes....Help!
Jul 24, 2004
... biotics, we were in the process of cauterizing my tear ducts. But I got a corneal abrasion anyway. Same eye, just a different spot. Luckily I was able to use regular antibiotics for that. ... (488 replies)
... any corneal erosions because of it. You should try them, they have temporary ones you could try out. They are supposed to work for most people. There is also cauterizing the tear ducts too, if your eyes are really bad. As for Lasik, I wouldn't risk it if you already have really dry eyes to the put of corneal erosion. ... (25 replies)
... is that I have had all 4 tear drainage ducts permanently closed through cauterization. I have tried plugs but they kept falling out and they irritated me. ... (25 replies)
... I've had my lower ducts successfully plugged for two years and am giving Restasis a try. ... (2 replies)

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