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Dilation of the Lacrimal Punctum

Dilation of the lacrimal punctum is a useful treatment when mechanical, inflammatory, or infectious processes cause or contribute to obstruction of normal tear drainage resulting in excessive tearing or persistent ocular infection.

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Important functions of punctal dilation include

  • Alleviate symptoms of excessive tearing
  • Reduce likelihood of damage or infection to the nasolacrimal drainage system

 

Closed lacrimal punctum being dilated with a lacrimal probe

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