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†
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Pre- and Post-Operative
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
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.
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).
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid)
DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid)
Gelatin (bovine), vegetable glycerin, purified water, enteric coating, and natural vitamin E.
ALLERGEN WARNING: CONTAINS FISH (HERRING, ANCHOVY, SARDINE, SALMON
AND MACKEREL) AND SOY.
- 1 softgel taken 1 to 2 times daily preferably with meals or as directed by a healthcare professional.
- Bottle of sixty (60) softgel capsules.
- Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of
reach of children.