Impianto di Punctal Plugs
One method of treating dry eye is to prevent tears from draining out of the eye. Tears drain out of the eye through the tear ducts. In dry eyes, the amount of tears is reduced. However, tears can be preserved using punctal plugs. These plugs are painlessly inserted into the tears ducts. Punctal plugs can be temporary or permanent. Once in place, they reduce the amount of tears draining out of the eye. The plugs are inserted in-office and most people can't feel them. Over time, the eyes will feel more comfortable.