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A technique for preventing spontaneous loss of lacrimal punctal plugs.
Am J Ophthalmol. 2006 Mar; 141(3):567-9.AJ

Abstract

PURPOSE

To describe a technique for the prevention of spontaneous loss of lacrimal punctal plugs.

DESIGN

Interventional case series.

METHODS

Four consecutive patients (10 puncta in seven eyes) with severe dry eyes who experienced repeated spontaneous plug loss underwent punctal occlusion by suturing plugs with 10-0 polypropylene sutures.

RESULTS

All punctal plugs were fitted to lacrimal puncta by anchoring the sutures. Plug retention rate was 80% at 6 months after the procedure.

CONCLUSION

Suturing punctal plugs is effective in the production of long-term punctal closure in patients with repeated spontaneous plug loss.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Ophthalmology, Jichi Medical School, Minamikawachi-machi, Kawachi-gun, Tochigi 329-0498, Japan. obatah@jichi.ac.jpNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16490511

Citation

Obata, Hiroto, et al. "A Technique for Preventing Spontaneous Loss of Lacrimal Punctal Plugs." American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 141, no. 3, 2006, pp. 567-9.
Obata H, Ibaraki N, Tsuru T. A technique for preventing spontaneous loss of lacrimal punctal plugs. Am J Ophthalmol. 2006;141(3):567-9.
Obata, H., Ibaraki, N., & Tsuru, T. (2006). A technique for preventing spontaneous loss of lacrimal punctal plugs. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 141(3), 567-9.
Obata H, Ibaraki N, Tsuru T. A Technique for Preventing Spontaneous Loss of Lacrimal Punctal Plugs. Am J Ophthalmol. 2006;141(3):567-9. PubMed PMID: 16490511.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A technique for preventing spontaneous loss of lacrimal punctal plugs. AU - Obata,Hiroto, AU - Ibaraki,Nobuhiro, AU - Tsuru,Tadahiko, PY - 2005/07/28/received PY - 2005/09/20/revised PY - 2005/09/25/accepted PY - 2006/2/24/pubmed PY - 2006/3/28/medline PY - 2006/2/24/entrez SP - 567 EP - 9 JF - American journal of ophthalmology JO - Am J Ophthalmol VL - 141 IS - 3 N2 - PURPOSE: To describe a technique for the prevention of spontaneous loss of lacrimal punctal plugs. DESIGN: Interventional case series. METHODS: Four consecutive patients (10 puncta in seven eyes) with severe dry eyes who experienced repeated spontaneous plug loss underwent punctal occlusion by suturing plugs with 10-0 polypropylene sutures. RESULTS: All punctal plugs were fitted to lacrimal puncta by anchoring the sutures. Plug retention rate was 80% at 6 months after the procedure. CONCLUSION: Suturing punctal plugs is effective in the production of long-term punctal closure in patients with repeated spontaneous plug loss. SN - 0002-9394 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16490511/A_technique_for_preventing_spontaneous_loss_of_lacrimal_punctal_plugs_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0002-9394(05)01058-5 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -