• 65 Mario Capecchi Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah,84132
    801-585-6641
  • 175N 400W, #C10, Orem, Utah,84057
    801-224-6767
  • 2255N 1700W, Layton, Utah,84041
    801-773-0690
  • 1054 E. Riverside Drive, St. George, Utah,84790
    435-215-0014
  • 552 N. Dixie Drive, St. George, Utah,84770
    435-673-7696
  • Harley Street, London, ,W1G8
    801-585-6641
  • 1025 E. 3300 S., Suite B, Salt Lake City, Utah,84106
    801-585-6646

Treatment of Dry Eye

Punctal Occlusion

  • Punctum and intra-canalicular occlusion are appropriate for certain patients with aqueous abnormalities, and it is important that a correct diagnosis is made to allow selection of suitable patients for the procedure.

Collagen plugs

  • These are "temporary" ; that is they dissolve over 4 to 7 days. This allows them to be useful for diagnostic and prognostic purposes. In other words, they could be used to predict the likelihood of benefit.
  • Plugs are available in a range of diameters (0.2mm, 0.3mm, 0.4mm, 0.5mm, and 0.6mm) and lengths (a "standard" 2mm and a shorter 1.6 mm).

Silicone plugs

 
 
These are "permanent" in that they do not dissolve. However they can be removed if necessary. There are two main categories of silicone plug for dry eye: