Treatments: Plug Tear Ducts

Plugging (tear) ducts is a treatment in which Dr. Bender uses plugs to block the drainage canals of the eye when a patient has low tear volume in their eyes. It takes about ten minutes.

A tiny collagen or silicone plug is inserted into the punctum or drainage canal located in the nasal corner of each eye. A single plug is placed into the upper and lower duct of each eye. This helps boost the amount of tears in your eyes.