I don't know. I also have an imbedded plug but I do not have tearing in that eye at all. I'd like to know what research you have done about DCR and if you would please share it. I've been a little bit worried about my imbedded plug and how in the heck it can be removed. I've opted to leave it primarily because it doesn't cause me any major problems and I'm a little twitchy about having surgery to remove it. Sometimes it gets itchy and swollen but so far (knock wood) the symptoms go away.
Go figure, how do I go from dry eye to this situation...and is this all a part of the punctum plugs, scarring or a part of dry eye.
I can't help but wonder why something like this darn plug would have been put in my punctum and now can't be removed or even seen now that it has migrated further into the canal. IMHO, docs shouldn't put anything in that they can't take out.
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