Comfortear® Lacrisolve™
Comfortear® Lacrisolve™
Comfortear® Lacrisolve™
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Comfortear® Lacrisolve™

180 Day Absorbable Punctum Plug:
When patients need more than drops add Comfortear Lacrisolve 180 plugs to your dry eye toolkit
Lacrisolve plugs provide predictable occlusion therapy lasting up to 180 days, almost double the duration of most other absorbable plugs. The new plugs are intended to temporarily treat the symptoms of dry eye disease (including post surgery), contact lens intolerance secondary to dry eye, and to increase efficacy of ocular medications and lubricants.

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Product information

Comfortear® Lacrisolve™ 180 Absorbable Punctum Plugs provide medium-term occlusion therapy of the tear drainage system lasting approximately 180 days. The product is available in two sizes (0.4mm and 0.5mm) and are both the ideal length for inserting into the vertical canaliculi. (1.75mm). The implants are supplied sterile in a moisture barrier package, with two implants per package. Unit of Sale: 1 pair.

Punctal dilation and topical anesthesia are not typically required for the insertion of the Comfortear® Lacrisolve™ 180 Absorbable Punctum Plugs.

The user benefits of these plugs include;
  • Are effective in the vertical canaliculi

  • Never touch the eye

  • Are comfortable after proper placement

  • Will not fall out of the punctum

Further product information

  • The Comfortear® Lacrisolve™ 180 Absorbable Punctum Plugs are intended to temporarily block tear drainage by the occlusion of the canaliculus in order to:

    - Determine the potential effectiveness of permanent occlusion
    - Temporarily treat dry eye syndrome, and the dry eye components of various ocular surface diseases
    - Temporarily enhance the efficacy of topical medications or ocular lubricants
    - Temporarily treat contact lens intolerance secondary to dry eye
    - Temporarily treat dry eye after ocular surgery
  • Comfortear® Lacrisolve™ 180 Absorbable Punctum Plugs are contraindicated for use in patients with known sensitivity to any one of the materials that comprise the Comfortear® Lacrisolve™ 180 Absorbable Punctum Plugs, infectious conjunctivitis, dacryocystitis, inflammation of the eyelid, infected eyes, or epiphora.
  • Patients should be given a complete eye examination with thorough history. Patients with pre-existing intermittent tearing should receive pressure irrigation to rule out canalicular obstruction.
  • Comfortear® Lacrisolve™ 180 Absorbable Punctum Plugs for medium-term occlusion therapy are made of
    Polydioxanone and provided sterile (by EO Sterilization), two plugs per pouch, one pouch per box.
    Plugs are available in two sizes: 0.4mm and 0.5 mm. Insert the largest size possible for maximum occlusion benefits. This device is designed, intended and distributed for single use only.
    There is no data to support sterility and functionality of the device after reprocessing.

    Lacrisolve Testimonial

    I have been using the Comfortear Lacrisolve 180 Absorbable Punctum Plug as my preferred intracanicular implant for many months now. I am perfectly satisfied with its ease of application and effectivity in patients. I especially like the fact it has an expected period of six months until complete absorption, that ties in very well in contact lens patients’ after-care cycle. Any practitioner using punctal plugs for their dry eye or contact lens discomfort patients must have intracanicular implants available, for use where removable punctal plugs are contra-indicated or there is concern of loss or migration.

    Andrew D Price FBDO(Hons)CL, COA(USA)

    What is punctal occlusion?

    Punctal occlusion is a procedure that helps retain tears on the ocular surface regardless of the causative factor of the tear films depletion. It is designed to provide a simple, short or long-term and reversible means of reducing or eliminating tear drainage via the punctum.

    • Blocks or slows the outflow of tears through the nasolacrimal drainage channels ?

    • Provides a more consistent supply of tears on the corneal surface ?

    • Tears are retained; therefore, their volume is increased.

    Punctal occlusion benefits for treating dry eye include;

    • relieving symptoms

    • improving TBUT

    • reduced corneal staining

    • increased lower tear meniscus height

    • improved visual acuity

    • improved conjunctival goblet cell density

    • enables patients to reduce their use of lubricants

    Most types of plug available today have a very high safety profile, with epiphora, conjunctival irritation and extrusion being the only known complications.

    Technical Specification

    Name: Comfortear Lacrisolve 180 Absorbable Punctum Plug
    Category: Dissolvable punctum plugs used to treat dry eye
    Absorption time: 180 days
    Material: Polydioxanone (PDO)
    Sizes: 0.4 mm & 0.5mm (both 1.75mm in length)
    Ordering codes: 0.4mm USP2847, 0.5mm USP2840
    Price: POA
    Approved: JB027 MAY 2018