PUNCTAL PLUGS AT-A-GLANCE

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NAME
SIZES MATERIALS
SPECIFICATIONS
BENEFITS
Surgical Specialties Corporation, 800-523-3332, surgicalspecialties.com
UltraPlug
0.4, 0.5, 0.6, 0.7, 0.8mm

Soft silicone
Permanent
Dilation tool included
Pre-Loaded

•Low profile cap increases comfort
•Single mold design
•Cap flexibility to make removal easier, if necessary
Extended Wear Synthetic  0.2, 0.3, 0.4mm E-Caprolactone-L-Lactide copolymer (PCL)  Sterile •Suitable for post-op dry eye management of LASIK patients
•Treatment option for seasonal allergy patients experiencing dry eye symptoms
•Essentially absorbed within 2-6 months
Collagen Absorbable  0.2, 0.3, 0.4mm Premium collagen Last for up to 3 weeks •Diagnostic indication for permanent plugs
•Each individually packaged card contains six plugs
Eagle Vision Inc., 800-222-7584, dryeye.org
EaglePlug
0.4, 0.5, 0.6, 0.7, 0.8mm

Silicone
Sterile and pre-loaded

•Maximum retention
•Flesh-like comfort
•Easy insertion
Super Eagle
Sm., Med., Lg.

Soft silicone
Sterile and pre-loaded •Tapered shaft
•Pivoting wide-flex nose
•Lowest profile rim
SuperFlex Plug 0.3-1.3mm in 01.mm increments  Silicone Sterile
Pre-loaded
 
•Ribbed interior provides best fit
•Increased retention by up to 30% due to external ribs of plug
•Thin rim for increased patient tolerance
Plug1 One size
(0.5-0.8mm)
Silicone Sterile
Pre-loaded
•One size
•Simple insertion
•Low profile rim
FCI Ophthalmics Inc., 800-932-4202, fci-ophthalmics.com
Snug Plugs
One size fits all

Medical grade
silicone

Permanent and pre-loaded; dilation tool included
•Pre-loaded in a stretched position, returns to natural shape after released
Ready-Set 7 sizes from
0.4-1.0mm
Medical-grade silicone Permanent and pre-loaded; dilation tool included “¢ Conforms to natural eyelid anatomy
Ready-Set non-sterile 4 sizes from
0.4″“0.7mm
Medical-grade silicone   Permanent and pre-loaded; dilation tool included •Economical package of 24 plugs
•Conforms to natural eyelid anatomy
TearSaver  5 sizes from 0.4mm”“0.8mm Medical-grade silicone Permanent
Dilation tool included
Pre-Loaded
 
•Tapered shaft helps anchor plug
PVP Perforated Plugs 0.7 & 0.9mm
 
Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) coating
Medical-grade silicone
Pre-loaded
•Enhance drainage
•Prevent collection of debris on the surface of plugs
•Indicated for punctal stenosis or partial occlusion
ProLong
0.3, 0.4, 0.5mm
Absorbable copolymer
Last for up to 3 months
•Indicated for short episodes of post-surgical dry eye
Collagen 0.3, 0.4, 0.5mm  Collagen  Last for up to 7 days  •For diagnosing dry eye 
ZoneQuick Box of 100 (50 pairs) Phenol red threads     •Tear test for diagnosing dry eye
Lacrimedics Inc., 800-367-8327, lacrimedics.com
Collagen 0.3-0.5mm
Bovine collagen (cat gut) 
10-14 days
•Inserted into horizontal
canaliculus, avoiding “pop-out”
Opaque Herrick
0.3, 0.5, 0.7mm
Medical-grade silicone
Permanent and pre-loaded; dilation tool included 
“¢ Has a collapsible bell design for easy insertion
•CE marked
•Inserted into horizontal canaliculus, avoiding pop-out
Visiplug
0.4, 0.5mm
Polydioxanone
180 Days
•Do not swell when they come in contact with moisture
•Visible after insertion
•Inserted into horizontal canaliculus, avoiding “˜pop-out’
Medennium Inc., 1-949-789-9000, and medennium.com
Smartplug 0.4mm diameter
x 6mm length,
expands to fill up
to 1mm diameter  puncta
Hydrophobic acrylic
Permanent
Dilation tool not needed
•Smart shape memory polymer will transform to a gel-like polymer when temperature is
above 32° Centigrade
•Clinical studies in U.S. and Europe show effectiveness of plug
•Jumbo plug available that will reach maximum diameter of 1.2mm
Xsorb
0.3-0.5 mm
Copolymer of glycolic acid and trimethylene
carbonate with
D&C Green Number 6 dye
90-day lifetime
Dilation tool
not needed
•Product from approved ‘ophthalmic suture material’
•Biocompatibility allows plug to be slowly dissolved by body
•Good for temporary use in patient with dry eye
OASIS Medical Inc., 800-528-9786, oasismedical.com  
Soft Plug 
0.4-0.8mm
Silicone
Permanent and pre-loaded; dilation instrument included •Softer, more flexible silicone
•Available in a 2- or 6-pack box
•Available in a non-loaded Economy Pack
Soft Plug Flow Control 
0.6-0.8mm
Silicone
Permanent and pre-loaded; dilation instrument included
•Softer, more flexible silicone for comfort
•Internal lumen for partial occlusion
•Individual sterile packs, 2 per box
Form Fit 
0.3mm
One size fits all
Hydrogel
Permanent
Dilation instrument included
Pre-Loaded
•Biocompatible hydrogel material that requires no special storage
•Expands to securely conform to the punctal cavity in less than 10 minutes
•Easily removed via irrigation of the tear duct
Soft Plug Extended
Duration 

0.2-0.5mm
Proprietary material
Up to 3 months
Dilation or insertion instrument not included
•For temporary dry eye conditions, such as post-surgical, seasonal, etc.
•Wide range of sizes available in boxes of 20 or 40 plugs
•Available in a variety pack of 20 plugs containing some of all sizes
Soft Plug Collagen
0.2-0.4mm
Collagen
Up to 5 days
Dilation or insertion instrument not included
•Short term (2-5 days) diagnostic plug
•Polished for easy insertion
•Available in 3 sizes
Odyssey Medical Inc./Beaver Visitec, 1-888-905-7770, and odysseymed.com or beaver-visitec.com
Parasol
XSm., Sm., Med., Lg.
Silicone and titanium dioxide
Permanent; available in pre-loaded
•Easy to insert
•Simple sizing
•Guaranteed retention
Micro Flow
Sm., Med., Lg.
Silicone and titanium dioxide
Permanent; available in pre-loaded
“¢ Intended for use in patients experiencing
epiphora caused by punctal stenosis or when total punctal occlusion is too aggressive.
Extend Absorbable Implants  0.2-0.5mm Copolymer of glycolic acid and trimethylene carbonate 90 days  •Post-surgical dry eye
•Climate change
•Contact lens discomfort
Collagen
Temporary
Implants

0.2-0.4mm
U.S.P. catgut suture, plain
 7-10 days
“¢ For diagnostic use or short-term treatment
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