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Lacrisert (Hydroxypropyl Cellulose)

Lacrisert (Hydroxypropyl Cellulose)

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5mg Insert

(℞) Prescription required.

Availability: In stock



Lacrisert Ophthalmic Insert Description

Dry eye is an uncomfortable condition that causes burning, stinging, light sensitivity, and a gritty dryness that will not go away. Your doctor or ophthalmologist can prescribe Lacrisert Ophthalmic Insert to relieve moderate to severe dry eye syndrome so you are able to conduct your daily tasks in comfort.

It’s important to keep your eyes lubricated to help protect them from injury and infection, especially if your job or choice of sports takes you outside in the wind or sun or if you are indoors with heating/air conditioning when working on your computer or reading. Women can find dry eye especially frustrating as they are unable to wear eye liner or mascara for fear of irritation and smudging.

Relief From Dry Eye

When inserted as directed, Lacrisert Ophthalmic Insert softens and dissolves. As it does, the active ingredient called Hydroxypropyl Cellulose stabilizes and thickens your precorneal tear film and helps delay the breakup time of the tear film that seems to occur faster in those with dry eye syndrome. As your natural tears now last throughout the day, your tear film will thicken to protect your eyes.

Conditions Treated by Lacrisert Ophthalmic Insert

Many people deal with dry eyes by using over-the-counter drops or ointments to find relief from the itchy, red eyes that always feel as though there is sand in them. These are usually administered several times a day which affects your vision intermittently throughout the day. Dry eye syndrome could be a result of an imbalance in the way that your tear system is working.

If tears are draining faster than they are produced or the meibum glands located along the margins of your eyelids become plugged, your eyes will not have the lubrication they need and your natural tears evaporate too fast. Many doctors recommend Lacrisert Ophthalmic Insert as part of the patient’s treatment after cataract, refractive, or Lasik eye surgery.

Before Lacrisert Ophthalmic Insert is Prescribed

Make certain you are familiar with how, when, and where to place Lacrisert Ophthalmic Insert so you receive the full benefit of its ingredients. Ask your doctor if Lacrisert Ophthalmic Insert is safe to use if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast feeding. To determine if Lacrisert Ophthalmic Insert is right for your situation, tell your doctor about other health conditions you have and list any OTC and Rx drugs you take, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements.

Lacrisert Ophthalmic Insert Precautions

You should not attempt to drive, operate machinery, or perform any task that requires you to be able to see clearly as Lacrisert Ophthalmic Insert will temporarily blur your vision. If your dry eye symptoms do not improve or they worsen, visit your doctor for a recheck.

Possible Side Effects of Lacrisert Ophthalmic Insert

  • Blurry vision
  • Watery eyes
  • Increased light sensitivity
  • Irritation not present before use of insert