hydroxypropyl cellulose insert - ophthalmic, Lacrisert
GENERIC NAME: HYDROXYPROPYL CELLULOSE INSERT - OPHTHALMIC (hye-DROX-ee-PROE-pil SEL-ue-lose)
BRAND NAME(S): Lacrisert
USES: This medication is an insert that is placed in your eye to treat dry eyes. It is usually used when an artificial tears solution is not successful. This medication may also be used to treat certain other eye disorders (keratitis, decreased corneal sensitivity). It works by keeping the eye moist, helping to protect the eye from injury and infection and to decrease symptoms of dry eyes such as burning, itching, and feeling as if something is in the eye.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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