Punctal Plugs

Non-invasive punctal plug delivery system offers a host of positive performance characteristics
Non-invasive punctal plug delivery system offers a host of positive performance characteristicsA silicone punctal plug-based delivery system for ophthalmic medications (Evolute, Mati Therapeutics) provides precisely controlled medication release into the tear film and has been associated with positive results in initial clinical testing.
How punctal plugs may influence tear osmolarity and aid in dry eye therapiesTear osmolarity decreases with punctal plug insertion and serves as a leading indicator of therapeutic efficacy in dry eye disease.
Sustained-release drug therapies emerge for dry eye, glaucoma in 2015
Sustained-release drug therapies emerge for dry eye, glaucoma in 20152015 may be noted as a year of emergence for sustained-release drug delivery therapies for dry eye and glaucoma, according to Jonathan H. Talamo, MD, Boston. Cornea specialists have always appreciated the need to treat dry eye, “but it’s now becoming more and more appreciated and the importance of underlying dry eye and drying is so ubiquitous,” said Ernest W. Kornmehl, MD, Brookline, MA.
5 things you don’t know about punctal plugs
5 things you don’t know about punctal plugsHow often are you using punctal plugs in your practice? If your answer is similar to mine, it’s “not as often as I used to.” Classically, punctal plugs were a go-to treatment for dry eye patients. If artificial tears failed to yield relief, plugs were a logical next choice.
New glaucoma drugs aim to shake up marketReuters recently reported on a new wave of drugs in development that it says will shake up glaucoma treatments. When the consumer media is giving your patients direct information about eye care, are you ready to answer their questions?
Punctum plugs reduce pain and inflammation after cataract surgeryA recent study found that the first punctum plug developed to treat inflammation and pain following cataract surgery has been shown to be a reliable alternative to medicated eye drops.
Punctal occlusion may improve visual acuity for contact lens patientsA healthy ocular surface is critical for the visual acuity and comfort of soft contact lenses. Despite this, treating dry eye is often an afterthought. Instead, contact lens practitioners may make multiple changes to the lens material, lens modality, and/or cleaning solution in an attempt to improve comfortable wear time and avoid dropout.
QLT completes sale of punctal plug technology to Mati TherapeuticsQLT entered into an agreement with Mati in December and closed the deal in April.
How punctal occlusion improves multifocal IOL satisfactionTwo cases illustrate benefits in managing dry eye before, after surgery with premium lens implantation