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... I'm really nervous. I'm about to plug my ducts really soon, and I'm afraid I won't be able to function afterwards. I have school later, and I can't miss it that day. ... (0 replies)
Plug tear duct
Apr 19, 2004
... 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)
Tear duct plugs?
Jan 6, 2004
... 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)

... I got punctal plugs put in my lower tear ducts on Saturday afternoon. I had the temporary ones put in a couple weeks ago, and yesterday my eye dr put in the permanent ones. ... (3 replies)
... ain a few days later....I figured the Muro was not working, so I decided to stop using the ointment at night and the next morning awoke with an extremely painful tear on my cornea that sent me to the ER. What I learned is that the mix of things I was doing was somewhat helpful for me... ... (125 replies)
Chronic dry eye
Dec 13, 2006
... If all fails, they can suggest better contacts that were developed for dry eyes, plug your tear ducts, or prescribe Restasis. ... (2 replies)
Bloodshot Eyes
Sep 1, 2006
... A new type of punctal plug made of acrylic is a small rod that becomes a soft gel when exposed to your body heat after insertion. ... (10 replies)
... Hi, I've been around and around this block with my eyes for years and things only get worse as i get older it seems. My eye doc says dry eyes, but I seem to have problems with ONE eye at a time, usually it's my left eye, and my right eye is behaving and carrying the load. But for the last week my right eye has been having some problems and I'm worried. When i wake up... (3 replies)
... Michelle. If you are, you are. It's not terrible, if they help you. It's good that your insurance will pay for it. Mine did not have a problem with it either. My tear ducts are permanently closed. My doctor cauterized them shut. ... (244 replies)
Dry eye restasis
Feb 9, 2005
... id not go well, so I'm being fitted for special contacts. However, my eyes appear to be too dry for contacts so my doctor put me on Restasis. He also wanted to plug my tear ducts, but I suggested we try the drops alone for now. ... (5 replies)
Cauterization
May 26, 2004
... In order to have them removed the doctor cut open my tear ducts leaving a much bigger permanent opening. I am now REALLY suffering from dry eyes. I've been on restasis for 2 months with no detectable difference just yet. ... (0 replies)
... sions 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)
... If you have dry eyes, did they ever plug your tear ducts? ... (1 replies)
... thalmologist says it can sometimes take up to 3 months to notice a difference. I have been using it since it came out in the beginning of April. I have had all 4 tear ducts cauterized. That is what has helped me the most. Plugs were alright, but they irritated me sometimes and they CONSTANTLY fell out. ... (10 replies)
... ng is in there, but it should not cause the problems that you are describing. When you look from side to side, it is expected that you will feel something in the ducts for a few days. ... (3 replies)
... What tear drops have you tried? ... (5 replies)
... Well I can usually tell right away when the tear duct opens up, because that eye becomes significantly more dry almost right away. ... (12 replies)
... and the next minute my eyelids would be sticking together and the eye would be painfully dry. And I could always see the plug in there if I looked closely in the mirror. So if I felt like it was gone, I would check, and sure enough it was! ... (15 replies)
... ng them 6 times a day, with other tears as well. No studies have shown if they work better if you use them more than 4 times a day, or if you use them with other tear drops, but I have to do it because I cannot live on just using tears 4 times a day. Not possible. ... (15 replies)
Eye Plugs
Aug 4, 2002
... I have also had eye plugs put in, and I loved them. The only problem that I ever had with them is that once they are put in, the tear duct tends to expand/stretch, and they can loosen or fall out. The only way you will know if they fall out is if your eyes suddenly become dry again. But then it is no problem to just insert another plug. Mine continued to fall out, so my doctor... (5 replies)




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