The Ocular Surface Case Series is a quarterly video segment featuring experts in the area of ocular surface disease who discuss recent studies and their clinical experience. Christopher E. Starr, MD, FACS, of Weill Cornell Medical College in New York moderates this series and shares his pearls for treating the ocular surface.


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by David Kading, OD, FAAO, Derek Cunningham OD, Walter Whitley, OD, MBA, FAAO

Walt Whitley, OD, MBA, and Derek Cunningham, OD, discuss their experience with Lacrisert (hydroxypropyl cellulose ophthalmic insert; Valeant Ophthalmics), a resorbable insert that patients place in the lower fornix to help the eye retain moisture, stabilize the tear film, and lubricate the ocular surface. The moderators share how they have incorporated this modality into their dry eye treatment algorithms, pearls for use, and insights on patient selection. Then, Dr. Whitley interviews David Kading, OD, of Specialty Eyecare Group in Seattle, Washington, about Lacrisert, including how he educates patients and the customized protocol he uses to achieve success.