Refresh® Lacri-Lube® is a lubricating ointment that treats dry eye and can be used in the period following eyelid surgery to lubricate the eyes during healing. It is made by Allergan, the same company that makes Botox®, Juvéderm®, Voluma, Kybella®, and Latisse®.
Lacri-Lube contains carboxymethylcellulose, dextran, glycerin, hypromellose, polyethylene glycol 400 (PEG 400), polysorbate, polyvinyl alcohol, povidone, and propylene glycol. This formula keeps the eyes moist and decreases the symptoms of dry eyes, which include itching, burning, and the feeling that there is a foreign object in the eye.
When you first use Lacri-Lube, your vision may be blurred for a few minutes, and you may experience some slight burning, stinging, or irritation. If these symptoms do not go away in a short time, please let us know.
If you have dry eyes, ask us if you are a candidate for Lacri-Lube. We may also recommend this product for the healing period following eyelid surgery. We will, of course, show you how to apply the ointment and give you complete instructions on how often to use it.