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[Clinical investigation of extrusion of a new punctal plug(Flex Plug)].
Nippon Ganka Gakkai Zasshi. 2004 Mar; 108(3):139-43.NG

Abstract

PURPOSE

Punctal occlusion using punctal plugs is very effective for the treatment of tear-deficient dry eye. We compared the newly marketed Flex Plug (FP, Eagle Vision Co., Ltd.) and the Eagle Plug (EP, Eagle Vision Co., Ltd.).

SUBJECTS AND METHODS

The subjects were patients with severe tear-deficient dry eye who were treated in our dry eye clinic. FP plugs in 8 patients (9 eyes) and EP plugs in 29 patients (35 eyes) were compared during over 4 months of observation with regard to the time until extrusion and the possibility for re-insertion of the plugs.

RESULTS

During the 4 months after insertion of the plugs, the EP plugs were extruded from 35 of 51 puncta (68.6%) and the FP plugs were extruded from 4 of 13 puncta (30.8%). In the 35 EP extrusions and in the 4 FP extrusions, re-insertion was possible. The time period until extrusion was longer for FP than for EP. In all cases, for both EP and FP, pyogenic granuloma was not observed.

DISCUSSION

The extrusion rate for EP plugs was much greater than for FP plugs (68.6% to 30.8%). Pyogenic granuloma was not observed in any instance for both types of punctal plugs.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Ophthalmology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, 465 Kajii-cho, Hirokouji-agaru, Kawaramachi-dori, Kamigyou-ku, Kyoto 602-0841, Japan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Clinical Trial
Comparative Study
English Abstract
Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial

Language

jpn

PubMed ID

15103949

Citation

Nishii, Masakazu, et al. "[Clinical Investigation of Extrusion of a New Punctal plug(Flex Plug)]." Nippon Ganka Gakkai Zasshi, vol. 108, no. 3, 2004, pp. 139-43.
Nishii M, Yokoi N, Komuro A, et al. [Clinical investigation of extrusion of a new punctal plug(Flex Plug)]. Nippon Ganka Gakkai Zasshi. 2004;108(3):139-43.
Nishii, M., Yokoi, N., Komuro, A., & Kinoshita, S. (2004). [Clinical investigation of extrusion of a new punctal plug(Flex Plug)]. Nippon Ganka Gakkai Zasshi, 108(3), 139-43.
Nishii M, et al. [Clinical Investigation of Extrusion of a New Punctal plug(Flex Plug)]. Nippon Ganka Gakkai Zasshi. 2004;108(3):139-43. PubMed PMID: 15103949.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Clinical investigation of extrusion of a new punctal plug(Flex Plug)]. AU - Nishii,Masakazu, AU - Yokoi,Norihiko, AU - Komuro,Aoi, AU - Kinoshita,Shigeru, PY - 2004/4/24/pubmed PY - 2004/6/23/medline PY - 2004/4/24/entrez SP - 139 EP - 43 JF - Nippon Ganka Gakkai zasshi JO - Nippon Ganka Gakkai Zasshi VL - 108 IS - 3 N2 - PURPOSE: Punctal occlusion using punctal plugs is very effective for the treatment of tear-deficient dry eye. We compared the newly marketed Flex Plug (FP, Eagle Vision Co., Ltd.) and the Eagle Plug (EP, Eagle Vision Co., Ltd.). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The subjects were patients with severe tear-deficient dry eye who were treated in our dry eye clinic. FP plugs in 8 patients (9 eyes) and EP plugs in 29 patients (35 eyes) were compared during over 4 months of observation with regard to the time until extrusion and the possibility for re-insertion of the plugs. RESULTS: During the 4 months after insertion of the plugs, the EP plugs were extruded from 35 of 51 puncta (68.6%) and the FP plugs were extruded from 4 of 13 puncta (30.8%). In the 35 EP extrusions and in the 4 FP extrusions, re-insertion was possible. The time period until extrusion was longer for FP than for EP. In all cases, for both EP and FP, pyogenic granuloma was not observed. DISCUSSION: The extrusion rate for EP plugs was much greater than for FP plugs (68.6% to 30.8%). Pyogenic granuloma was not observed in any instance for both types of punctal plugs. SN - 0029-0203 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15103949/[Clinical_investigation_of_extrusion_of_a_new_punctal_plug_Flex_Plug_]_ L2 - http://www.medicalonline.jp/meteo_linkout.php?issn=0029-0203&volume=108&issue=3&spage=139 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -