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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)
Help for Dry Eyes?
Feb 18, 2010
... The tear duct cauterization is just a pinch when they touch the tool to your duct. That's it. ... (13 replies)
Tear duct plugs?
Jun 12, 2004
... No I didn't have any negative side effects from the cauterization. The only problem is that sometimes when healing from the cauterization, the body puts the hole back and it has to be redone. Even after it is through healing, sometimes it has to be redone. I had all 4 ducts done, and two of them had to be redone because my body healed and put the holes back! The procedure is... (19 replies)

Tear duct plugs?
Jun 10, 2004
... Elyse, Did you have any negative side effects from the cauterization? I tried both silicone plugs and smart plugs and both irritated my eyes. I'm pretty miserable right now and seriously considering cauterization. Thanks in advance. (19 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)
... eventually caused my tear duct to stretch around them, and they would move or fall out. We decided to go with permanent cauterization when one of the plugs moved and started to irritate my cornea. He immediatley removed all four of them and we set about cauterizing all 4 of my tear ducts. ... (15 replies)
... om side to side, it is expected that you will feel something in the ducts for a few days. It is also normal to be able to see something shiny and clear where the tear duct is, but you should not be able to see the plug sticking out at all. ... (3 replies)
... knows right away which eye is the one that is bothering me more. The only thing I can suggest is that you try and keep your left eye extra lubricated. If you put tear drops in your right eye 4 times a day, put them in your left eye 6 or 8 times a day. Or, if you put one drop of tears in your right eye, put two in your left. ... (4 replies)
... t sure if mine was open or if there was a clear membrane over it, so he took the tweezer that he would use to insert the plugs, and he was able to put it into my tear duct. He put some of the orange dye in my eyes and he was able to observe my tears being sucked up into the tear duct. ... (4 replies)
... The cauterization is really not that bad either. It is a very simple procedure. If your eyes are that dry, then plugging would probably be a good thing to try. ... (187 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)

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