Side Effects Of Punktus Plug Surgery In People With Dry Eyes?
, is the punktus plug dangerous? What are the side effects of punktus plug surgery? how much is the operating cost?
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Punctal plug is a treatment that can be done to treat dry eyes (xerophthalmia), which is often characterized by the appearance of a burning sensation in the eye, itching, blurred vision, and so on. This disease occurs when your eye doesn't produce enough tears to lubricate the eye. Punctus plugs are usually used when conservative treatment, such as using artificial tears or other medications, has failed to relieve dry eye symptoms.
The punktus plug is performed by an ophthalmologist. This action is done by inserting a special tool (plug) into the tear duct at the corner of the eye. Normally, this channel drains tears to the nasal cavity and throat. By inserting this plug, the tears cannot flow so that the eyes will be properly lubricated. To avoid discomfort during this procedure, the doctor will usually put a small amount of anesthetic (anesthetic) into your eye.
As long as they are performed by a medical professional, they are generally not a high-risk procedure and should only take a few minutes. As for the possible side effects that can arise from this action is infection. This condition can be characterized by eye pain, redness, and excessive secretions. This infection can generally be treated with several drugs. In addition, in some rare conditions, the plug that has been installed may also be removed. In this condition, the doctor can install the plug again.
Consult directly with an ophthalmologist for more information. Regarding costs, this can also vary depending on the type of action taken and the policies of each health facility. Therefore, it would be more appropriate if you ask directly at the health facility where you checked yourself.
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dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah