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... When I went to the eye doc he said that when they put the tear duct plugs in they may have had bacteria on them and that is what the smell is from that I can NOT get rid of. ... (0 replies)
Punctal Plugs?
Jan 31, 2005
... Now to answer the question about punctal plugs. Punctal plugs are no big deal. Really. No big deal at all. They can help immensely with dryness, and are not permanent. ... (6 replies)
... I had plugs put in a couple of weeks after my procedure. They have helped me a little bit, but I've still had a lot of dry eye problems. ... (2 replies)

... my vision is perfect for about 10 seconds and then reverts back to the fuzzy vision again. I already have the tear plugs in my eyes. ... (37 replies)
... times a day. He felt my eyes were on the dry side and he inserted tear duct plugs, and since then my close up vision has become much more blurred. ... (25 replies)
... bfr surgery. I tear pretty good according to the test but I too had problems with contacts drying out. ... (4 replies)
... not sure what exactly my prescription is in the right eye. The surgeon said he thought the cause of the haziness was because my eye was too dry so he put punctal plugs in my right eye tear ducts. ... (1 replies)
Lasik 11-14-07
Jan 6, 2008
... Also, I have punctal plugs and think that helps with dryness. It is an easy 10 second procedure of you eye doc placing plastic "plugs" in your tear ducts to help your eyes retain tears. I've had mine for 2 years and didn't notice them after the first 10 minutes. ... (1 replies)
... ht. As my doctor said, my eyes are bone dry. We've tried the plugs, which are only a temporary fix. They seemed to help but have already fallen out. We tried plugs again just the other day and can't even get them to go all the way in, so my next step is to cauterize the drains. ... (4 replies)
... Henrietta, thank you so much for the reply and your kind words. As is the custom,by now.... :D ... I have been keeping my right eye closed/patched for the last few days, (so that the epithelium will regenerate; reduces halos etc, and kills the pain, at least for a while - EVEN after I take the patch off/open my Eye), so so far, I havent been able to follow your suggestions.... (6 replies)
... Also, ask your dr. about stimulating your tear film production. They could prescribe Restasis. And maybe punctal plugs? ... (5 replies)
... You can get the plugs put in your tear ducts which helps alot! ... (67 replies)
... with 20 being perfect moisture to the eyes one eye was 9 and the other was 4. A week after surgery I had punctum plugs put in my lower inner tear ducts. Every person has four tear ducts in each eye. ... (11 replies)
... hello thanks for your post!!!! i am going to the lasik vison institute in brookfield, wi and am scared big time!!! Your post has been so very reassuring! perhaps now i can quit worrying so much! jkm (6 replies)
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... they block your tear ducts so you aren't supposed to have as much trouble with eye dryness after surgery. I got them and only had to use drops for the first two weeks. ... (6 replies)
... I feel lucky after reading your post and some others in this thread. I had Lasik in 2000 (age 41) with one eye left slightly myopic for reading. I passed the DMV eye test the next day with both eyes and was happy. I had halos for a couple of weeks and dry eyes for a couple of weeks and both went away. Sounds great right? Wrong!!!! In about 2008 my eye dr. suggested glasses for... (3 replies)
... I suffered with very dry eyes in the first 2 weeks post op and had a tear break up time of only 3 seconds. I now have punctual plugs and decent eye drops and am delighted that my eyes don't FEEL dry or sore any more. ... (3 replies)
... t the 3 month mark and 6 month mark as well. It is highly important as things can crop up and get really ugly if you do not go in at these intervals! I use the tear drops more frequently as I feel I need them, not on a 4 a day regimen. ... (3 replies)
... surgery and had trouble with dry eye. I was told dry eye can be a side effect of the surgery. Tried Restasis a couple of times. That didn't work for me. Also tear duct plugs. Anyway, after about five years of trying different remedies I finally found a specialist who dealt with dry eye. ... (3 replies)




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