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Closure of the Lacrimal Punctum

Closure of the lacrimal puncum is also known as punctal occlusion.  The goal of the procedure is to occlude the nasolacrimal drainage system with a lacrimal duct implant in order to decrease the outflow of tears from the surface of the eye.

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Clinical Indications

  • Dry eye syndrome
  • Keratitis
  • Sjogren's syndrome
  • Recurrent erosion of the cornea

   Lacrimal duct implant being placed into the lower punctum