Does anyone think restasis (eye drops) is helpful?

Posted by annwan @annwan, Jun 14 8:07am

Doesanyone think restasis is helpful

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I am in Europe and my brandnames are Hylan and Vidisic. I find them really helpful although it is obviously not a cure. Just to help the eyes getting in the best shape as possible.

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I have had severe dry eyes for about 3 years. Finally, in mid April of 2022 the opthomologist prescribed Restasis. It took 3 weeks to get insurance approval. He said it takes about 3 months for them to work. So far, I have tolerated them well, but eyes are still dry – especially at night. Hoping the next month makes a huge difference!

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@teacher502

I have had severe dry eyes for about 3 years. Finally, in mid April of 2022 the opthomologist prescribed Restasis. It took 3 weeks to get insurance approval. He said it takes about 3 months for them to work. So far, I have tolerated them well, but eyes are still dry – especially at night. Hoping the next month makes a huge difference!

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For the night there are cremes available. In Europe we have Hylo Night and Duratears which work very well.

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Yes very helpful. I use 2x day and autologous tears ( made from blood serum) 3x day and OTC tears throughout the day.

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@mvb

Yes it has helped me

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Me too, but I'm not positive it's more effective than OTC dry eye meds (especially ones without preservative).

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@teacher502

I have had severe dry eyes for about 3 years. Finally, in mid April of 2022 the opthomologist prescribed Restasis. It took 3 weeks to get insurance approval. He said it takes about 3 months for them to work. So far, I have tolerated them well, but eyes are still dry – especially at night. Hoping the next month makes a huge difference!

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I’m using Restasis twice a day for Sjogrens and at night I apply a warm moist pack to my eyes to encourage the oil glands to lubricate. The warm pack is very relaxing and it makes a difference. I was told the eeatasis is for inflammation.

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Hmmmm..I was told Restasis is for dry, irritated eyes and for inflamation….is your moist eye pack one you purchased. I would like to try this as well. Sounds relaxing as well as helpful.

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I use Restasis morning and night; but also Systane Preservative Free Eye Drops in single vials. Ordered the Systane from Amazon. The preservative-free keeps my eyes from burning so much. Also, I have started drinking a lot of water daily. I think it helps a lot.

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