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Punctal Plugs (Punctal Occlusion)

Punctal plugs or punctal occlusion is a small medical device which is used to treat dry eye syndrome.

By Andrew Hatfield
Updated: 22nd July 2020

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Privately you will benefit from no waiting lists or long delays for punctal occlusion at Fairfield Independent Hospital.

We work with most insurance companies and offer competitive self-pay prices if you do not have health insurance.

Before considering surgery, it is important to be aware that all surgical procedures carry a certain amount of risk and it is important that you understand the risks involved with punctal occlusion.

You will require an initial consultation with one of our registered Consultant Ophthalmologists to assess the effects of dry eye syndrome and confirm if treatment is required.

What does punctual occlusion involve?

Punctal occlusion involves using small plugs called punctal plugs. Which aims to seal your tear ducts so your tears do not drain away and may keep your eye or eyes moist.

Key facts about the procedure