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How is a tear duct stent removed?

Removal of a tear duct stent will depend on the type of stent that was placed. In general, there are two methods of removal. Either the stent will be removed through the nose or the puncta. If removed through the puncta, a numbing eye drop may be used first. When removed through the nose, the patient will be asked to blow their nose and tip their head forward. The stent is located within the nose, and the knot that holds the stent in place will be cut, allowing the stent to be pulled free.

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* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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