There's Relief In Sight For People With Perpetually Dry Eyes

By Janice Neumann (Reuters Health) - Tiny plugs inserted into the tear duct may safely curb the annoying and damaging effects of dry eyes, according to a new analysis of previous research. "Plugs are generally well tolerated," said Dr. Marcus Marcet, an ophthalmologist at the University of Hong Kong and the study's first author. "Overall the extent of relief depends on both the type of dry eye and the type of plug." Patients with dry eyes who might benefit from plugs are those who have already tried eye drops and gels but still have itchy, red, painful eyes, blurred vision and the sensation of a foreign body in the eye, Marcet and his team note in the journal Ophthalmology. About 20 to 30 million people in the U.S. suffer mild dry eyes and 9 million have moderate to severe dry eyes, Marcet notes. "Studies have shown that dry eye significantly impacts patients' quality of life," he told Reuters Health in an email. "If untreated, more severe cases of dry eye can result in vision loss due to corneal scarring." His team's review, sponsored by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, looked at data on tiny semi-permanent punctal plugs (which are placed in the tear duct) and intracanalicular plugs (inserted deeper into the eye duct channel), and dissolvable plugs. Punctal plugs are usually made from silicone or acrylic polymer, while dissolvable plugs are made from collagen or synthetic material. Both types of semi-permanent plugs offered long-...
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