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Available by Prescription Only

Once a Day.*
Continuous Lubrication.
Ongoing Protection.

*In most patients, one LACRISERT® placed into each eye once daily is effective in providing all-day symptom relief. Some patients may require twice-daily use for optimal results.

Based on a clinical registry of 520 patients

LACRISERT® provided a significant improvement in 6 symptoms of dry eye2:

  • Discomfort, burning, dryness, grittiness, light sensitivity and stinging

Half of the patients who used over-the-counter treatments for dry eye, like artificial tears, felt that LACRISERT® improved the effectiveness of their existing therapy2

LACRISERT® significantly reduced discomfort in environments that can make dry eye symptoms worse, such as1:

  • Windy conditions, low humidity or air conditioning
  • After Lasik surgery
  • After cataract surgery
  • With contact lenses

Easy-to-use applicator and simple patient instructions:

  • Studies show that most patients who use LACRISERT® often continue to use it for years3

Indications and Usage

LACRISERT® is indicated in patients with moderate to severe Dry Eye syndromes, including keratoconjunctivitis sicca. LACRISERT® is indicated especially in patients who remain symptomatic after an adequate trial of therapy with artificial tear solutions. LACRISERT® is also indicated for patients with exposure keratitis, decreased corneal sensitivity, and recurrent corneal erosions.

Important Safety Information

LACRISERT® is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to hydroxypropyl cellulose. Instructions for inserting and removing LACRISERT® should be carefully followed. If improperly placed, LACRISERT® may result in corneal abrasion. Because LACRISERT® may cause transient blurred vision, patients should be instructed to exercise caution when driving or operating machinery. Patients should be cautioned against rubbing the eye(s) containing LACRISERT®.

The following adverse reactions have been reported, but were in most instances, mild and temporary: transient blurring of vision, ocular discomfort or irritation, matting or stickiness of eyelashes, photophobia, hypersensitivity, eyelid edema, and hyperemia.

Talk to your doctor if you have side effects that bother you or that do not go away. You are encouraged to report side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

References: 1. Luchs J, Nelinson DS, Macy JI,et al. Efficacy of hydroxypropyl cellulose ophthalmic inserts (Lacrisert)in subsets of patients with dry eye syndrome: findings from a patient registry Cornea 2010;29:1417-1427. 2. Koffler BH, McDonald M, Nelinson D. Improved signs and symptoms and quality of life with dry eye syndrome: hydroxypropyl cellulose ophthalmic insert patient registry. Eye Contact Lens. 2010;3:170-176. 3. Wander A, Koffler B. Extending the duration of tear film production: review and retrospective case series study of the hydroxypropyl cellulose ophthalmic insert. Ocul Surf. 2009;7(3e):154-162.


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