punctoplasty

punctoplasty

(pŭngk′tă-plăs″tĕ)
An operation to improve the drainage of tears through the lacrimal punctum of the eye when that opening is partly or completely blocked. The procedure is used to treat excessive tearing.
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A therapeutic triad of one-snip punctoplasty procedure, curettage along with oral amoxillin-clavulanic acid for 10 days and topical chloramphenicol eye drops resulted in resolution.
One-snip punctoplasty and canalicular curettage through the punctum: a minimally invasive surgical procedure for primary canaliculitis.
Punctal stenosis can be managed with punctoplasty. In cases of reflex epiphora due to aqueous deficiency, punctal blockage with plugs is beneficial, resulting in reduced tear outflow and maintaining better ocular lubrication.