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Can you use restasis with lopidine?

Can you use restasis with lopidine?

Yes: However, you might want to consider options. If you need Restasis because your eyes are dry, you could look into preservative-free eye drops to treat your glaucoma, as preservatives tend to dry the eyes. You may also consider laser treatment for glaucoma to get off glaucoma drops all together. This may improve your dry eye symptoms. ...Read more

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Can restasis make some problems worse?

Can restasis make some problems worse?

Restasis: The most common side effect is a temporary burning sensation. Other side effects include eye redness, discharge, watery eyes, eye pain, foreign body sensation, itching, stinging, and blurred vision. If you develop these or other side effects, you should contact your eye doctor to see if the use should be stopped. ...Read more

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What are the alternatives for restasis?

What are the alternatives for restasis?

Dry eye treatment: Artificial tears, ointment at night, low dose topical steroids, punctal plugs, and others. ...Read more

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How long before restasis starts to work?

Can take awhile: Usually give it a few months based upon it's supposed mechanism, it doesn't work immediately (except that the vehicle is a great artificial tear so that can help a little) http://www.Restasis.Com/_learn_about/learn_whattoexpect.Htm. ...Read more

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Is Restasis Safe for long term use? Meaning years?

Is Restasis Safe for long term use? Meaning years?

Yes: Restasis is safe to use for years. If you are concerned about it, discuss having punctal occlusion with your ophthalmologist. This five-minute procedure permanently increases your tears. ...Read more

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How long until you see improvement when using restasis?

Can take awhile: Usually give it a few months based upon it's supposed mechanism, it doesn't work immediately (except that the vehicle is a great artificial tear so that can help a little) http://www.Restasis.Com/_learn_about/learn_whattoexpect.Htm. ...Read more

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Dr. Put me on restasis for 2 months + OTC drops. How long can one stay on restasis - forever?

Yes if necessary: Restasis is dilute cyclosprin, which suppresses white blood cells called t cells on the surface of your eye. This reduces chronic inflammation and promotes a healthy tear film. It takes several weeks to work, and the effect eventually goes away if you stop the drops. If it is working you can continue indefinitely. Some people cycle on and off drops as a maintenance treatment with good results. ...Read more

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