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    Hello everyone! I have a question for you. For over a year I have had punctal plugs, lower. For quite a while they were very helpful. When I laughed until I cried, for the first time in years, I actually cried!

    Periodically I have experienced redness around the plugs themselves. It used to be just a periodic issue, but it seems to be chronic now. This happens even when I use my lotemax steroid drops as recommended by my optometrist. I suspect that the plugs are no longer helping, but hindering by creating additional inflammation in my eyes. So I end up with red lines extending from my tear ducts to my iris.

    Anyone ever experienced this before?

  • #2
    Silicone sensitivity could do it. Wonder if it might be worth trying some six month dissolvables instead?
    Rebecca Petris
    The Dry Eye Foundation


    • #3
      Thank you! I will ask about that.


      • #4
        How has this worked out for you? I have been experiencing redness around one plug which then pushes it out just a big which then causes me to feel its presence. Please let me know how you are doing now. Thank you