LACRISERT (hydroxypropyl cellulose ophthalmic insert) Q&A Videos


We've asked your peers questions about using LACRISERT (hydroxypropyl cellulose ophthalmic insert) in their practices for the treatment of moderate to severe dry eye.

Click on the videos to hear their answers:


Dr. Karpecki, OD



Dr. Devries, OD



Dr. Schaeffer, OD




Indications and Usage

LACRISERT (hydroxypropyl cellulose ophthalmic insert) 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 (hydroxypropyl cellulose ophthalmic insert) 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.

  • 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.


Please see full Prescribing Information for LACRISERT (hydroxypropyl cellulose ophthalmic insert).


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