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Punctal cautery
 
IN BRIEF

Permanent sealing of the puncta (tear drains) as a treatment for aqueous deficient dry eye.

 
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ILLUSTRATIONS

 

 
links and references

ABSTRACT: Argon laser punctal therapy versus thermal cautery for the treatment of aqueous deficiency dry eye syndrome. Hutnik CM, Probst LE. Can J Ophthalmol. 1998 Dec;33(7):365-72.

ABSTRACT: Surgical punctal occlusion: a prospective study. D Liu and Y Sadhan, British Journal of Ophthalmology 2002;86:1031-1034

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