The present invention relates to ocular plugs formed from a biodegradable material. The plugs comprises a shaft and, optionally, a cap. The ocular plugs are intended to occlude, and to repair, discontinuities in the sclera, whether formed deliberately during injection or surgical foray into the eye, or accidentally. The method further provides methods of making the ocular plug. the invention also provides methods of using the ocular plugs to occlude and repair discontinuities in the sclera, or to deliver biologically active compounds to the sclera or the eye. Finally, the invention provides kits comprising one or more ocular plugs in a container.