... Hi - I don't know what brand of temporary plugs I had, but I do know for a fact that they were put inside my tear duct and that they were very uncomfortable/painful for me, especially the first day. Not an experience I'd like to go through ever again. But, as I mentioned before, some people are fine with these plugs and don't seem to have any problems. I may just have very... (15 replies)
... only ones that are inserted into the tear duct. Perhaps you had a different procedure done? ... (15 replies)
... Temporary plugs are plugs that go IN the tear ducts. They are dissolvable after a few days and their purpose is to see if they help at all. If they do, then you can get the permanent plugs. ... (15 replies)
... My doctor put in a tear duct plug a couple of months ago and so far so good. It did not hurt at all when he put it in. It was a little uncomfortable for about a day. ... (15 replies)
... I have dry eyes. My dr suggests to plug my tear duct. Does it help ? ... (15 replies)
... The entire point of post was to inform the enitial poster there are painless plugs out there in regards to the enitial question. Positioning of Herrick Lacrimal Plug in the superior canaliculus with Collagen Plugs in the inferior are not the ones I have. ... (15 replies)
... Hi Jen, I have sjogrens, the temp plugs and the permanant plugs upper and lower with no pain. What are talking about? What you describe does not make sense. They (temps plugs) don't dissolve "in" the duct, temp collagen plugs are "applied" to lower lid margin, n o t inserted into the duct. In dry eye conditions it's done to see if it keeps tears in the eyes, offering... (15 replies)
... Hmmm..... For me, having the temporary plugs put in was extremely painful and uncomfortable. I couldn't see the plug itself, but I could sure feel it inside the duct until it finally dissolved. Hopefully it's not the same for the permanent ones. I hope you find relief from your dry eyes soon! ... (15 replies)
... The collagen "temporary plugs" won't give you any indication of how the actual perm. plugs will feel because the collagen is applied to the lower eye lid rim, whereas the "permanent plugs" are inserted to occlude the punctum to halt nasolacrimal drainage. The punctum is the drainage system for the eyes.
Temporary plugs are considered temps because they are applied &... (15 replies)
... Hi Jen2003
My dry eyes started cos I have immune diesease. It's called Sjogren. One time, it was so bad, My eye lids sticked to my eye balls when I woke up. I changed my opthalmalogogist latey lt and he suggested I had the plug. I feel very uncomfortable to put anything in the eyes. I think I will go for it if he put the 'temporary' in to test how I feel.
Thanks for... (15 replies)
... Thanks for all imputs. I called my dr. office and the nurse said there's a dissolvable plug. I left a msg, still waiting for the dr. to call me (15 replies)
... These are temporary. There is a new temporary plug called a smart plug which can expnad and decrease, preventing pain. Ask about it. If the temporary plug feels comfortable, you can consider a permanent sealing. I would not do this first because it is irreversible. ... (15 replies)
... I had the tear duct plugs put in March 2003. ... (19 replies)
... so severe that I had to get all 4 tear ducts permanently closed by cauterization, and I STILL don't have enough tears to keep my eyes comfortable. ... (19 replies)
... Hi efriend - I experienced dry eyes for the first time last year. It was due to blepharitis (swelling of the eyelids). My eyes were super dry and I was in so much pain that I was having to use artficial tears about once every hour! The worst was at night when I would try to sleep. I basically didn't get a full night's rest for about three months. My ophthalmologist wasn't... (15 replies)
... I have upper and lower plugs, no complaints. Had the collagen first (trial run) then the lowers, then the uppers. Insertion was a painless, simple procedure. So, thumbs up.
Good Luck, Gemi :) (15 replies)
... tHERE ARE DIFFERENT SIZE PUNCTUM PLUGS AND THEY DON'T ALWAYS BOTHER TO FIT IT CORRECTLY. (15 replies)
... but said that if I continued to have to use those drops more than a couple of times a day he would insert a teeny tiny plug into the bottom tear duct in each eye. He said I won't feel them, and they will keep more moisture in my eyes. ... (5 replies)
... The tear duct cauterization is just a pinch when they touch the tool to your duct. That's it. ... (13 replies)
... rence. They just had me lube my eye constantly during the day and get up 1x time a night to keep my eye moist. I went to a specialist and he put in a permanant plug in my lower tear duct and that really did the trick. I use Refresh PM every single night and haven't had a problem in 10 years. ... (125 replies)