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Occlusion Plugs, Lacrimal Punctum

Definition : Occlusion plugs designed to be inserted in the small drainage ducts in the corners of the eyes (lacrimal punctum) that connect the eye to the nose for temporary or permanent occlusion. These plugs are usually made of silicone or another biocompatible inert material; they are available in different sizes. Some occlusion plugs are intended for temporary use and dissolve upon contact with the punctum; others are permanent and do no dissolve, but can be removed if necessary. Lacrimal punctum occlusion plugs are intended to decrease or slow tear drainage; they are used mainly to treat some types of the condition generically known as "dry eye."

Entry Terms : "Plugs, Occlusion, Lacrimal Punctum" , "Plugs, Lacrimal Punctum" , "Intracanalicular Lacrimal Occluders" , "Lacrimal Punctum Occluders" , "Punctal Occluders" , "Punctum Plugs, Lacrimal" , "Plugs, Punctum"

UMDC code : 17958

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Eagle Vision Inc

Company Type: Parent

Eagle Vision, Inc. was formed in 1983 by Jerre Minor Freeman, MD, a leading ophthalmologist and surgeon. In his practice Dr. Freeman had realized the prevalence of the dry eye problem and the lack of solutions for it. Dr. Freeman invented and patented the Eagle Vision-Freeman Punctum Plug in 1976, and Eagle Vision was formed to market the Punctum Plug and other dry eye products after FDA approval of the plug was obtained in 1984.

FCI Ophthalmics

Company Type: Parent

FCI Ophthalmics is a world leader in the development of a wide range of ophthalmic surgical devices. Since the company's inception in 1984, the innovative developments of FCI Ophthalmics have helped physicians solve problems relating to dry eye, epiphora, orbital, and lid procedures. By working in close conjunction with leading ophthalmic surgeons to continually develop and test the latest innovations in ophthalmic surgery, FCI helps improve the quality of patients' lives. By conforming to the world's highest standards of quality, design, and service, we are able to meet the ever-changing needs of ophthalmology professionals. Physicians seeking ophthalmic surgical devices built with advanced materials and developed through the latest research, need look no further than FCI Ophthalmics.

Lacrimedics Inc

Company Type: Parent

Lacrimedics, Inc. has been guided by Robert Herrick, MD and his son Robert Herrick II, since 1984. The company was founded as a vehicle to disseminate medical products and information about Occlusion Therapy to doctors and their patients.

Oasis Medical

Company Type: Parent

Founded in 1987 by Norman Delgado and headquartered near Los Angeles, OASIS Medical, Inc., is a specialty manufacturer of eye care products and surgical supplies, instruments, and disposables. For 25 years, OASIS has been manufacturing a broad range of products for use in cataract, refractive, dry eye, and retinal disease for domestic and international sale. From day one of operations, OASIS was a national company, with international sales before the end of its first year.

Pelion Surgical LLC

Company Type: Parent

Surgical Specialties Corp

Company Type: Parent

Wilson Ophthalmic

Company Type: Parent

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