The patient was willing to try LACRISERT® (hydroxypropyl cellulose ophthalmic insert). After being counseled and given a training session by a technician, she began to use LACRISERT once daily in the morning. Since then, the patient had continued to improve.
Four months after she began the LACRISERT therapy, the patient felt that her eyes were doing much better. Her vision improved to 20/60-1 OD and 20/60 OS; superficial punctate keratopathy had decreased to grade 2 in the right eye and grade 2- in the left.
Given the improvement in her symptoms and corneal conditions, a manifest refraction was performed. She received a pair of new glasses, which corrected her vision to 20/50 OD and 20/40-2 OS. She was extremely pleased with her glasses and could now read again.