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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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Dr. Al Hegab
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it safe to take restasis while pregnant?

Is it safe to take restasis while pregnant?

Category C Drug: Meaning animal studies show adverse fetal effects but no controlled human studies or no animal or human studies. Given Restasis is used to treat dry eye (not usually a very dangerous condition) i would stop it. Ask the eye doctor who prescribed it for you. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes feel so dry with restasis in them?

Why do my eyes feel so dry with restasis in them?

Different dry eye: Restasis only treats the part of dry eye due to inflammation and helps you to make more of the aqueous part of the tears. Tears are complex and have three main layers, a watery or aqueous part, a lipid or oily part and a mucous or protein part. These have to work together to relieve dry eyes. Often the oily laryer is too thin, so the tears evaporate quickly, leading to dry spots, dry feeling. ...Read more

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Does restasis allow to use for long term ? Prescription for restasis should be used ?

Does restasis allow to use for long term ? Prescription for restasis should be used ?

Eye dryness: Restasis is used to quiet down inflammation which inhibits the release of tears. After about one month introduction period, you should start feeling better. If there is no change, the reason for the dryness is something else. Restasis can be used for a long term but eventually it would be useful to stop for several months and see if the dryness has disappeared. ...Read more

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Have been doing restasis-3 months & eyes feel good. If starting to feel dry again will it take 2 months to work again? Thank you!

Have been doing restasis-3 months & eyes feel good. If starting to feel dry again will it take 2 months to work again? Thank you!

Very likely: Restasis works by removing the inflammation around your tear glands and allowing them to recover. It normally takes 3 to 6 months to notice improvement. Progress is best monitored by schirmer's 2 tear production test. After 3 months, one may feel better but likely is not yet fully recovered. Best to continue until fully recovered and then check tear production every several months.If low, restart. ...Read more

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What can cause a sudden onset of unilateral eyelid drooping? It started a month after I started Restasis. I stopped the drops but the drooping persist

What can cause a sudden onset of unilateral eyelid drooping? It started a month after I started Restasis. I stopped the drops but the drooping persist

Ptosis is the: name for drooping eyelid. It is important that you see your doc ASAP. There are a number of possible causes. He/she may refer you to an eye doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Could restasis make sinus problems worse?

Could restasis make sinus problems worse?

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. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter eyedrops are similar to restasis?

What over-the-counter eyedrops are similar to restasis?

None: Restasis has cyclosporine which is not OTC. It is highly effective for dry eyes and best used long term. The manufacturer usually provides coupons to help with the cost. Dry eye OTC drops are lubricating or re-wetting drops in various formulations. ...Read more

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Are there any over-the-counter eyedrops that are similar to restasis?

Are there any over-the-counter eyedrops that are similar to restasis?

No: Refresh endura is the vehicle for Restasis but there is no over-the-counter equivalent for the medication component of restasis. ...Read more

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Just started restasis 3 days ago for sjogrens.I know it takes months for dryness, but my sclera looks whiter. I'm concerned about longterm effects. ?

Just started restasis 3 days ago for sjogrens.I know it takes months for dryness, but my sclera looks whiter. I'm concerned about longterm effects. ?

Minimal: Restasis is a very safe long-term drug. Your dry eye complications are much more likely to cause you ocular damage then the side effects of the restasis. ...Read more

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