Punctal Plug Fitting

Punctal Plug Fitting

Punctal, or punctum, plugs are a very effective method of managing symptoms of dry eye. See one of our specialist optometrists to have a set of punctum plugs fitted.

Punctal, or punctum, plugs are small implants that are fitted directly into the tear duct of the eye and are a very effective method of managing symptoms of dry eye. The punctal plug itself is made of hypoallergenic, medical-grade silicone and effectively limits tear drainage, allowing the eye to hold onto more moisture. They are generally semi-permanent and naturally dissolve after 3 or 6 months (depending on the plugs fitted). This results in no damage or distortion to the tear duct itself.

The benefit of having punctal plugs fitted is to limit the drainage of tears through the lacrimal system, which enables the eye’s natural tear film to be fuller and more stable, therefore reducing the symptoms of dry eye.

The fitting procedure is extremely simple and painless. The tear duct is anaesthetised using eye drops and the insertion of the plugs takes a matter of minutes.

<p>Punctal, or punctum, plugs are small implants that are fitted directly into the tear duct of the eye and are a very effective method of managing symptoms of dry eye. The punctal plug itself is made of hypoallergenic, medical-grade silicone and effectively limits tear drainage, allowing the eye to hold onto more moisture. They are generally semi-permanent and naturally dissolve after 3 or 6 months (depending on the plugs fitted). This results in no damage or distortion to the tear duct itself.</p> <p>The benefit of having punctal plugs fitted is to limit the drainage of tears through the lacrimal system, which enables the eye’s natural tear film to be fuller and more stable, therefore reducing the symptoms of dry eye.</p> <p>The fitting procedure is extremely simple and painless. The tear duct is anaesthetised using eye drops and the insertion of the plugs takes a matter of minutes.</p>

Punctal plug fitting is recommended for:
  • Patients with a long-standing issue with dry eyes
  • Individuals who find it difficult to follow traditional dry eye regimes
  • Contact lens wearers
  • Post-laser refractive surgery patients

 

Punctum Plug fitting DURATION: Allow 30 MINUTES
Punctum Plug fitting COST (3-month): £170
Punctum Plug fitting COST (6-month): £300

<h5><strong>Punctal plug fitting is recommended for:</strong></h5> <ul> <li>Patients with a long-standing issue with dry eyes</li> <li>Individuals who find it difficult to follow traditional dry eye regimes</li> <li>Contact lens wearers</li> <li>Post-laser refractive surgery patients</li> </ul> <p> </p> <h6><strong>Punctum Plug fitting DURATION:</strong> Allow 30 MINUTES</h6> <h6><strong>Punctum Plug fitting</strong><strong> COST (3-month):</strong><strong> </strong>£170</h6> <h6><strong>Punctum Plug fitting</strong><strong> COST </strong><strong>(6-month):</strong><strong> </strong>£300</h6>

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