Eye Surgery for Sjogren's Syndrome

Surgery
Another treatment option for someone with Sjogren's syndrome and dry eyes is surgery to close the tear ducts that drain tears from the eye. The surgery is called punctal occlusion. For a temporary closure, the doctor inserts collagen or silicone plugs into the ducts. Collagen plugs eventually dissolve; silicone plugs are "permanent" until they are removed or fall out. For a longer lasting effect, the doctor can use a laser or cautery to seal the ducts.
 

Sjogren's Syndrome Complications

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