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Prevalence of canaliculitis after smartplug insertion during long-term follow-up
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  • Published on:
    Clinical features and treatment outcome of canaliculitis associated with the use of Smartplug
    • Yu-Yun Huang, Ophthalmologist
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      • Yu-Yun Huang and Chieh-Chih Tsai

    Dear Editor; We read with great interest the article entitled "Prevalence of canaliculitis after smartplug insertion during long-term follow-up" by Klein-Theyer et al.(1) I would like to contribute to the article with our clinical expeience.

    Among 11 cases of canaliculitis after lacrimal plug insertion between 2007 and 2013 in a tertiary medical center, seven cases (64%) were noted to be associated with the us...

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    None declared.
  • Published on:
    Prevalence of canaliculitis after smartplug insertion during long-term follow-up

    In the recently published study by Klein-Theyer and colleagues, the authors conducted a retrospective case series study to evaluate the number of eyes (and patients) that develop canaliculitis over time after having SmartPlugs inserted into the eye for underlying dry eye syndrome. The authors described the measure of disease occurrence as prevalence; however, this is incorrect. Prevalence is the proportion of the popul...

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    None declared.