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Analysis of SmartPlug Insertion-Related Complications.
Eye Contact Lens. 2018 Nov; 44 Suppl 2:S333-S337.EC

Abstract

PURPOSE

To evaluate the complications and the treatment results of SmartPlug-related complications.

METHODS

Retrospective review of all patients from a single medical hospital who received SmartPlug (Medennium, Inc., Irvine, CA) insertions from October 2007 to February 2014. All patients who developed SmartPlug-related canaliculitis and pyogenic granuloma were analyzed. Lacrimal irrigation with antibiotics was performed in most patients.

RESULTS

Six hundred thirty-one eyes received SmartPlug insertion and 18 eyes developed SmartPlug-related complications (14 canaliculitis and 4 pyogenic granuloma). The mean time interval from insertion to development of the complications is 3.0 (0.5-6.9) years. Sixteen eyes received lacrimal irrigation with antibiotics, and all the eyes showed improvement without recurrence. The other two eyes had recurrence of granuloma pyogenica only after surgical excision.

CONCLUSIONS

SmartPlug-related complications, including canaliculitis and granuloma pyogenica, required long-term follow-up. Most of the complications can be cured by lacrimal irrigation of antibiotics.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Ophthalmology (C.-J.H., C.-J.L., W.-H.T., Y.-C.H., I.-J.W., F.-R.H., W.-L.C.), National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; and Center of Corneal Tissue Engineering and Stem Cell Biology (F.-R.H., W.-L.C.), National Taiwan University Hospital.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29944494

Citation

Huang, Chien-Jung, et al. "Analysis of SmartPlug Insertion-Related Complications." Eye & Contact Lens, vol. 44 Suppl 2, 2018, pp. S333-S337.
Huang CJ, Lu CJ, Tu WH, et al. Analysis of SmartPlug Insertion-Related Complications. Eye Contact Lens. 2018;44 Suppl 2:S333-S337.
Huang, C. J., Lu, C. J., Tu, W. H., Hou, Y. C., Wang, I. J., Hu, F. R., & Chen, W. L. (2018). Analysis of SmartPlug Insertion-Related Complications. Eye & Contact Lens, 44 Suppl 2, S333-S337. https://doi.org/10.1097/ICL.0000000000000506
Huang CJ, et al. Analysis of SmartPlug Insertion-Related Complications. Eye Contact Lens. 2018;44 Suppl 2:S333-S337. PubMed PMID: 29944494.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Analysis of SmartPlug Insertion-Related Complications. AU - Huang,Chien-Jung, AU - Lu,Chia-Ju, AU - Tu,Wen-Hui, AU - Hou,Yu-Chih, AU - Wang,I-Jong, AU - Hu,Fung-Rong, AU - Chen,Wei-Li, PY - 2018/6/27/pubmed PY - 2018/12/12/medline PY - 2018/6/27/entrez SP - S333 EP - S337 JF - Eye & contact lens JO - Eye Contact Lens VL - 44 Suppl 2 N2 - PURPOSE: To evaluate the complications and the treatment results of SmartPlug-related complications. METHODS: Retrospective review of all patients from a single medical hospital who received SmartPlug (Medennium, Inc., Irvine, CA) insertions from October 2007 to February 2014. All patients who developed SmartPlug-related canaliculitis and pyogenic granuloma were analyzed. Lacrimal irrigation with antibiotics was performed in most patients. RESULTS: Six hundred thirty-one eyes received SmartPlug insertion and 18 eyes developed SmartPlug-related complications (14 canaliculitis and 4 pyogenic granuloma). The mean time interval from insertion to development of the complications is 3.0 (0.5-6.9) years. Sixteen eyes received lacrimal irrigation with antibiotics, and all the eyes showed improvement without recurrence. The other two eyes had recurrence of granuloma pyogenica only after surgical excision. CONCLUSIONS: SmartPlug-related complications, including canaliculitis and granuloma pyogenica, required long-term follow-up. Most of the complications can be cured by lacrimal irrigation of antibiotics. SN - 1542-233X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29944494/Analysis_of_SmartPlug_Insertion-Related_Complications L2 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICL.0000000000000506 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -