In Dr. Gulani’s proprietary m.o.i.s.t.TM therapy lacrimal plugs play an important role in addressing the aqueous (water) layer in the tear film. Lacrimal plugs work by blocking the drainage of tears into the nose thus keeping the patient’s own tears in their eyes for longer.
Dr. Gulani teaches patients and surgeons giving an analogy (*Gulanism) as “think as if your tap is producing less water. You need the water so you stop the sink with a drain stop to retain that water.”
The Gulani lacrimal plug system is classified as:
In addition to which there are also medicated plugs (such as the Dextensa brand).