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[Study of change of size of the punctum before insertion and after extrusion of a punctal plug and selection of an appropriate plug for reinsertion].
Nippon Ganka Gakkai Zasshi. 2005 May; 109(5):274-8.NG

Abstract

PURPOSE

In cases when the reinsertion of punctal plugs is considered, enlargement of the punctum is often experienced and a larger punctal plug is sometimes required for reinsertion. We therefore investigated the change in the size of the punctum before insertion and after extrusion of a punctal plug and the selection of an appropriate punctal plug for reinsertion.

SUBJECTS AND METHODS

There were 70 cases where punctal plugs were reinserted (37 eyes from 32 patients) because of extrusion of the plugs. A retrospective study was performed with regard to the change in the size of the punctum before insertion and after extrusion of the punctal plugs, and with regard to the type of plug reinserted.

RESULTS

There were significant changes in the size of the punctum before insertion [0.70 +/- 0.09 (mean +/- standard deviation) mm] and after extrusion (0.78 +/- 0.07 mm) of the punctal plug (p < 0.001). In 22 cases of 23 cases which experienced extrusion of the 0.8 mm Eagle plug (EP; Eagle Vision), Punctal plugs (PP; FCI) of M size were selected for reinsertion, because there are no EPs larger than 0.8 mm available for reinsertion.

DISCUSSION

After extrusion of the punctal plug, the punctum is likely to be enlarged, resulting in the need to select a larger punctal plug. Therefore, cases which experienced extrusion of an EP were likely to eventually have the EP replaced by a PP during follow-up treatment.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Ophthalmology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Japan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

English Abstract
Journal Article
Review

Language

jpn

PubMed ID

15948417

Citation

Inagaki, Kayoko, et al. "[Study of Change of Size of the Punctum Before Insertion and After Extrusion of a Punctal Plug and Selection of an Appropriate Plug for Reinsertion]." Nippon Ganka Gakkai Zasshi, vol. 109, no. 5, 2005, pp. 274-8.
Inagaki K, Yokoi N, Nishii M, et al. [Study of change of size of the punctum before insertion and after extrusion of a punctal plug and selection of an appropriate plug for reinsertion]. Nippon Ganka Gakkai Zasshi. 2005;109(5):274-8.
Inagaki, K., Yokoi, N., Nishii, M., Komuro, A., & Kinoshita, S. (2005). [Study of change of size of the punctum before insertion and after extrusion of a punctal plug and selection of an appropriate plug for reinsertion]. Nippon Ganka Gakkai Zasshi, 109(5), 274-8.
Inagaki K, et al. [Study of Change of Size of the Punctum Before Insertion and After Extrusion of a Punctal Plug and Selection of an Appropriate Plug for Reinsertion]. Nippon Ganka Gakkai Zasshi. 2005;109(5):274-8. PubMed PMID: 15948417.
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