The domed plug dropped down into the canaliculus, resulting in infection, epiphora and dacryocystitis. How can I protect myself and my patients from a similar situation? Although punctal occlusion is a safe and effective option for treating many dry eye patients, complications can sometimes occur. You can protect yourself through every stage of this procedure, however, by following some simple guidelines. First, when diagnosing the patient with dry eye, its important to make a distinction regarding the cause. Does the patient have tear-sufficient or tear-deficient dry eye?
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