Dietary Supplement for Pre- and Post-Operative Eye Surgery Patients†
Supports Healthy Eyes Before and After Eye Surgery†
What Is Lasine?
Lasine is a dietary supplement developed for use by patients prior to and following eye surgery. It is designed to help prepare and improve the ocular surface before surgery and support cornea/tear film health during the post-operative period. Lasine comes as an enteric coated softgel capsule that is “gastro-friendly”. Capsules with enteric coating are designed to withstand the acidic conditions in the stomach, which can destroy the strength of the product. Instead, the contents are dissolved in the small intestine, which is considered alkaline. Quality fish oil companies started designing their supplements with enteric coating to protect the nutrients inside. In summary, enteric coated Lasine:
- improves absorption of fish oil
- does away with aftertaste
- eliminates digestive discomfort
- gets rid of smelly fish burps
- is gentle and easy to swallow†
Pre- and Post-Operative Considerations
Creating a healthy ocular surface and tear film prior to surgery
has been shown to help improve post-operative outcomes. As ocular surface concerns, such as dry eye, can impact outcomes after cataract or refractive surgery, it is important to establish a healthy ocular surface pre-operatively.
Studies have found that pre-operative tear volume may have an effect on recovery of the ocular surface after LASIK and may increase the risk for chronic dry eye. In addition, scientific literature has shown that optimizing the ocular surface before surgery decreases the incidence and severity of dry eye post-operatively. The literature demonstrates that optimization of the ocular surface using dietary supplements, artificial tears, punctal occlusion or topical cyclosporine A in patients with pre-operative dry-eye decreases the incidence of more severe symptoms post-operatively.
According to leading ophthalmologists, patients with ocular surface issues can be split into two categories: patients with lid disease and patients that do not have lid disease. In patients without lid disease, the primarily concern is dryness because patients who have dry eye are always more symptomatic after any ocular surgery; cataract surgery or refractive surgery.
Even patients who do not present with dry eye or ocular surface issues pre-operatively are given supplements, corticosteroids/nonsteroidals and antibiotics pre-operatively to prepare the ocular surface for surgery. This pre-operative regimen helps enhance tear film/cornea integrity (supplement), improve patient day-one postop visual acuity and helps clean the lid margins of any bacteria (antibiotic).
Optimization of the ocular surface is just as important post-operatively as it is pre-operatively. Post-operatively, it's important to continue taking a proactive and aggressive approach to dry eye.
Surgery almost always will worsen a pre-existing dry-eye condition. Most patients use artificial tears after surgery. Up to 80% of these patients will also be taking cyclosporine therapy. Dependent on the procedure and the more significant the pre-operative dry eye, the more likely surgeons are to recommend additional measures such as oral supplements, ointments at night, oral doxycycline, steroids, and/or punctual plugs.
Even if surgery was considered to be perfect, if not managed effectively, dry eye will result in poor vision. The results of dry eye significantly reduce the "wow" factor in refractive corneal and cataract surgery and put a damper on patient outcomes. Patients likely will attribute their discomfort or visual symptoms to the laser surgery or the IOL implanted when, in fact, dryness is the culprit.
The results of dry eye significantly reduce the "wow" factor in refractive corneal and cataract surgery and put a damper on patient outcomes. Patients likely will attribute their discomfort or visual symptoms to the laser surgery or the IOL implanted when, in fact, dryness is the culprit.
Patients may seek an enhancement to improve the quality of their vision. In many cases, treating the dryness is the only enhancement needed, so it is absolutely critical to ensure that the ocular surface is maximized before performing any laser enhancement or IOL exchange.
The Lasine formulation was developed specifically to address the health of the eyes before and after surgery.
Eyes characterized by an itchy, irritated and burning sensation that may also be accompanied by blurred vision and, thus; affecting the tear film, are a relatively common occurrence. To better understand this ocular issue, it is important to understand that tears are composed of more than just water, and in fact contain proteins, mucus, salts and certain types of fat; all of these components work together with the help of the lacrimal gland to lubricate and protect the eye. Eyes that are dry and irritated can result from living in certain climates, such as those that are particularly dry, but also can occur from the use of contact lens, before and after eye surgery, with medications, from nutrient deficiencies and with normal aging.
Research has shown that specific essential fatty acids found in certain plants and fish can play a role in helping to support natural tear production and tear film integrity. In particular, the omega fatty acids, EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), help to promote moisture retention and regulatory balance in the eye.† EPA and DHA also promote healthy prostaglandin and cytokine balance to help protect the secretory function of the lacrimal glands.
Lasine provides the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA in an enteric coated softgel capsule.
Lasine is indicated as a dietary supplement for individuals that desire the essential nutrients for healthy tear production and ocular moisture retention before and after surgery.
Serving Size - 1 Softgel
Other ingredients: Gelatin (bovine), vegetable glycerin, purified water, enteric coating, and natural vitamin E.
ALLERGEN WARNING: CONTAINS FISH (HERRING, ANCHOVY, SARDINE, SALMON AND MACKEREL) AND SOY.
Suggested Use - 1 softgel taken 1 to 2 times daily preferably with meals or as directed by a healthcare professional.
How Supplied - Bottle of sixty (60) softgel capsules.
Storage - Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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