New Rx for Dry Eyes

Discussion in 'Eye-Care' started by Jeff Klein, Jan 17, 2004.

  1. Jeff Klein

    Jeff Klein Guest

    I recently read about a new prescription medication that increases the tear
    production. AT LAST!

    I don't recall the name.

    I haven't seen anything in this newsgroup.

    Anyone have any information? Experience?

    Thanks
     
    Jeff Klein, Jan 17, 2004
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  2. Restasis. It is low dosage cyclosporine. You must use it every day
    for three to six months before it is effective. The idea is to reduce
    inflammation. It does seem to work for some.

    Glenn Hagele
    Executive Director
    Council for Refractive Surgery Quality Assurance
    http://www.USAeyes.org
    http://www.ComplicatedEyes.org
    glenn dot hagele at usaeyes dot org

    I am not a doctor.
     
    Glenn Hagele - Council for Refractive Surgery Qual, Jan 18, 2004
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  3. Jeff Klein

    feeneyl Guest

    Restasis. It is low dosage cyclosporine. You must use it every day
    Article describing how Restasis works http://www.eyeworld.org/july03/0703p36.html
     
    feeneyl, Jan 19, 2004
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  4. Jeff Klein

    drfrank21 Guest


    Darned expensive as well! Because of the high cost I don't see it
    as a front line option but more as a last resort when plugs and maximal
    artifical tear therapy fails. And only if an autoimmune problem, such as
    sjorgren's syndrome for instance.

    frank
     
    drfrank21, Jan 22, 2004
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