Punctal occlusion for the dry eye. Three-year revision. American Academy of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology. 1997 Sep;104(9):1521-4.


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MeSH terms

  • Dry Eye Syndromes / physiopathology
  • Dry Eye Syndromes / surgery*
  • Eyelids / physiopathology
  • Eyelids / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Lacrimal Apparatus / physiopathology
  • Lacrimal Apparatus / surgery*
  • Ophthalmology
  • Societies, Medical
  • Tears / physiology
  • Technology Assessment, Biomedical*
  • Treatment Outcome