This video demonstrates the importance of instructing your patients on how to properly insert LACRISERT®. It also provides a visual simulation of the proper insertion technique.
2009 Lacrisert Presentation
Marguerite B. McDonald, MD, FACS
Marguerite B. McDonald, MD, FACS, is a clinical professor of ophthalmology at New York University in New York, an adjunct clinical professor of ophthalmology at Tulane University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, and a surgeon at the Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island in Lynbrook, New York.
An overview of LACRISERT® and dry eye syndrome (DES).
Studies and results regarding the use of LACRISERT® in the treatment of DES.
The established clinical and safety profiles of LACRISERT® and its comparison to artificial tears.
A presentation outlining the insertion of LACRISERT® into the eye.
Case study 1 - a 59 year old woman with worsening DES.
Case study 2 - a 52 year old of female with ocular burning and dryness.
Dr McDonald demonstrates the insertion of LACRISERT® on herself.
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.