Silicone perforated punctal plugs for the treatment of punctal stenosis

Conclusion: Plug loss is a prominent problem in patients implanted with perforated punctal plugs. Silicone punctal plugs failed in 66.7% of our patients over a mean follow-up of 14.2 months.RESUMO Objetivo: A estenose punctal pode resultar em sintomas como a ep ífora e diminuir significativamente a qua­lidade de vida dos pacientes. A inserção de um tampão perfurado é um procedimento fácil que é comumente usado como o primeiro passo do tratamento para a estenose punctal. Métodos: Dados clínicos, demográficos e de resultado foram coletados retros pectivamente de 54 olhos de 21 homens e 11 mulheres que consecutivamente se apresentaram em nossa Clínica de Oculoplástica e foram submetidos a inserção de um tampão de silicone perfurado Micro Flow. Todos os pacientes tinham epífora com estenose punctal. Resultados: Dos 54 tampões, 26 (48,1 %) foram perdidos e 28 (51,8%) permaneceram no local. Destes últimos, 8 foram removidos devido a oclusão do tampão com secreção e conjuntivite recorrente, além disso, 2 migraram profundamente no canalículo vertical. Dos 54 tampões, apenas 18 (33,3%) foram bem tolerados com significativa melh ora dos sintomas. Conclusão: A perda de tampões é um problema de destaque em pacientes implantados com tampões perfurados. Tampões de silicone falhar...
Source: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research

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Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
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Source: The Ocular Surface - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Ocul Surf Source Type: research
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Source: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Can J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
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Source: International Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
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Source: Environmental Pollution - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Environ Pollut Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
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Source: The British Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Br J Dermatol Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
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Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news
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