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A 33-year-old member asked:

Could restasis make sinus problems worse?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Restasis: In some cases Restasis can cause redness and irritation of eyes. I am not aware that it increases signs of sinusitis directly and specifically.
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Not likely: Restasis is a topical drop designed to increase the production of tears in those deficient in tear flow. The increase can be helpful but rarely enough to increase tear flow into the sinuses and in fact more fluid in sinuses might improve the health of the sinuses. So if Restasis is helpful, continue it.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

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