Has anyone had removal of collagen eye plugs?
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Mine fell out on their own…
@beegie, you might find this article helpful:
– Can a six-month dissolvable punctal plug be removed or pushed down the tear duct to insert a permanent punctal plug? https://www.aao.org/eye-health/ask-ophthalmologist-q/can-six-month-dissolvable-punctal-plug-be-removed
Have you spoken with with ophthalmologist? Why would you like to remove the plugs? Are they not working?
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Ugh! I have a lot of allergic reactions so Opthomologist recommended the dissolvable collagen plugs that dissolve over a period of up to 6 months. I am in the rare category of allergic reaction to the plugs and my Dr. states that they can't be removed without risky surgery. I have read about possible irrigation to push them out. I woondered if anyone has had to have them removed by a different method? Irrigation?
ugh! I have spoken with allergist and opthomologist but no plan yet other than taking zyrtec. I am allergic( very rare) to the collagen in the plug- they are dissolvable- but will take 6 months – so wondered if anyone has had these removed. I have been told since they are pushed down far that they cannot be removed without risky suegery but I was wondering about flushing them out.
Any information on Rosacea in both eyes?
Has anyone had experience with the disposable eye plugs to possible help with eye pain and blur and maybe dryness??? (after cataract surgery)—and has anyone had them removed because of discomfort??????
@mtpeony, I moved your question about disposable eye plugs to this existing discussion:
– Dry eye plugs: Has anyone had removal of collagen eye plugs? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/dry-eye-plugs/
@beegie asked a similar question and can hopefully tell you how their situation was resolved.
mtpeony, I know you are tired of hearing from me. My doctor tried to remove my temporary plugs at the 3 week mark (That is when they are usually dissolved) as one was almost dissolved and the other was not. He could not remove them at this point and I go back August 1st as they will probably be completely dissolved. I am hoping and praying that yours will dissolve soon and you will get relief. I personally would try a different eye doctor and get a 2nd opinion if I were you. I know this has to be miserable. Eyes are so sensitive. My heart goes out to you. Praying for you to get relief.
Hello again….why did you try to have them removed????
Me too. Several times!
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