Punctal Plugs in Villanova and Newtown Square, PA

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Experience effective relief for dry eye symptoms with punctal plugs at Aegis by Abraham Eye Associates. Punctal plugs are a simple yet powerful solution for managing dry eye syndrome, providing lasting comfort and improved eye health.

Overview of Punctal Plugs:

Punctal plugs, also known as lacrimal plugs, are tiny devices inserted into the tear ducts to block drainage, retaining natural tears on the eye surface to alleviate dryness and irritation.

Benefits of Punctal Plugs:

  • Increased Tear Retention: Prevent tears from draining too quickly, enhancing tear film stability and moisture.
  • Enhanced Eye Comfort: Alleviate dryness, irritation, and discomfort associated with dry eye syndrome.
  • Long-lasting Relief: Offer sustained relief from dry eye symptoms, reducing dependence on artificial tears.

Considerations for Punctal Plugs:

  • Types of Plugs: Available in dissolvable and semi-permanent options.
  • Insertion Procedure: Quick and minimally invasive, may cause mild discomfort.
  • Maintenance: Regular follow-up appointments may be needed to monitor plug function.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

  • Are punctal plugs safe? Yes, punctal plugs are safe and well-tolerated.
  • How long do punctal plugs last? Duration varies, with dissolvable plugs lasting days to weeks and semi-permanent plugs remaining for months to years.
  • Can punctal plugs be removed? Yes, they can be easily removed if necessary.
  • Will I feel the punctal plugs in my eye? Initially, you may be aware of their presence, but most patients adapt quickly.

If you are experiencing dry eye symptoms, we are here to help. Contact Abraham Eye Associates at to schedule an appointment today.

 

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