Shire Test Prep

First Follow-up

The patient returned for follow-up in 3 weeks.

What do you think I focused on during the patient’s first follow-up visit?

a. The patient’s experience with and ability to handle LACRISERT® (hydroxypropyl cellulose ophthalmic insert)
b. Changes in the patient’s vision
c. Tear osmolarity changes
d. Ocular surface evaluation

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).



Douglas K. Devries, OD

Douglas K. Devries, OD, is a co-founder and managing partner of Eye Care Associates of Nevada and serves as both clinical director and optometric residency program director for the state-wide practice. He is an adjunct clinical professor of optometry at Pacific University and serves on the advisory board or speakers' bureau of Abbott Medical Optics, Alcon, Allergan, Akorn, Bio Tissue, BVI Medical, Bausch + Lomb, TearLab, NiCox, OcuSoft, and Ophthalmic Resources.

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