Treatment: Symptom Relief
The first goal of treatment for moderate to severe dry eye is to relieve symptoms and restore ocular comfort. This patient’s symptomatic complaints, along with tear hyperosmolarity in the right eye and signs of ocular surface damage, indicated that she needed additional treatment.
On top of the preservative-free artificial tear drop the patient was already using, I prescribed LACRISERT® (hydroxypropyl cellulose ophthalmic insert), which acts to lubricate the eye and is indicated to treat moderate to severe dry eye.1
- 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;3:170-6.