Punctal plugs are used for the treatment of dry eye syndrome when medical therapy is not sufficient. A punctual plug is a microscopic, cork-like, silicone peg that is inserted into the tear exit site on the eyelid margin to prevent the draining of tears from the ocular surface. The plug can be temporary, permanent, or dissolvable based on the needs of the patient. Punctal plugs can be inserted in several minutes in an in-office setting with no pre- or post-procedural restraints.
ECSV can determine the severity of your condition and let you know if you need plugs for your dry eyes.