Punctal plugs

Punctal plugs are a non-invasive, very quick, comfortable, elegant and reversible method to treat dry eye. Tiny, soft rubber stoppers are placed in the lacrimal puncta to keep the tears (the patient’s own as well as any additional artificial tear drops) in contact with the eye, rather than being wasted by flowing into the nose. In many cases, punctal plugs can decrease one’s dependency on eye drops. They can be placed or removed at any time in accordance with the patient’s wishes, and they are covered by insurance.