Sunday, July 25, 2010

Eyes Plug and parkinson's

I use to have dry eyes and facial masked. I look tired and my eyes are dry.

I have tried eye drops but it is still dry and look tired.

Recently my eyes specialist inserted eye plug into my both eye and treated my problem.

I started smile and look energetic at all time.

Temporary or permanent silicone plugs can be inserted in the lacrimal (tear) drainage ducts in your eyelids to keep tears on your eye from draining away as quickly. Called lacrimal plugs or punctal plugs, they can be inserted painlessly while you're in the eye doctor's office and normally are not felt once inserted.

This post has been edited by teokimhoe: 20 July 2010 - 06:37 AM

Posted 01 August 2010 - 05:16 PM

I have no expertise on this area on the short or long term consequences of this approach. I will post to see if others have comment.

Michael S. Okun, M.D

Due to reduced frequency of blinking in Parkinson’s disease, the eyes tend to become drier, especially with concommitant increase in age. Therefore, dry eye management is important for such patients.
First line of treatment for dry eyes usually begins with tear supplements in the form of lubricant eye drops, before going on to consider the use of additional topical Restasis. Punctal plugs can be used as the next line of therapy if dry eyes remain a problem. Other lid abnormalities, like age-related lower eyelid ectropion or lagophthalmos should also be corrected.

Dr Jovina See
Shinagawa LASIK Centre, Singapore