LACRISERT (hydroxypropyl cellulose ophthalmic insert) is a sterile, translucent, rod-shaped, water soluble, preservative-free, slow-release, prescription lubricant which is placed in your eye to treat moderate to severe dry eye symptoms and offers once-daily dosing. (Some people may need to use it twice a day for symptom relief.)
LACRISERT softens as it dissolves slowly over the course of one day to stabilize and thicken the tear film of the eye.1 This allows your natural tears to be better maintained throughout the day.2 As your tear film thickens, it can protect the surface of your eyes longer, and you should begin to feel relief from your dry eye symptoms.1
LACRISERT has been proven to relieve the following symptoms of moderate to severe dry eye1,2: dryness, burning, tearing, foreign body sensation, itching, light sensitivity, and blurred vision. Individual results may vary. It also can be used to treat the following eye conditions: exposure keratitis, decreased corneal sensitivity and recurrent corneal erosions. If you have further questions, please ask your eye care professional.