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Restasis Therapy for Dry Eyes now Available in Canada
Created: June 3rd, 2011
HOW DOES RESTASIS® HELP?Chronic Dry Eye (CDE) is a medical condition that needs continuous therapy. It can be caused by advanced age, contact lens wear, certain medications, eye diseases, or other medical conditions. Many people who suffer from CDE use artificial tears to assist health and comfort. Over time, some people need them more and more often. For patients who find that conventional artificial tears are no longer effective, RESTASIS® may be an alternative new therapy, particularly for dry eyes caused by inflammatory mechanisms. For this type of CDE, RESTASIS® Ophthalmic Emulsion helps increase your eyes' natural ability to make tears. One drop, twice a day, with continued use can help you make more of your own tears.
WHAT IS RESTASIS® OPHTHALMIC EMULSION?RESTASIS® is the only prescription eye drop that helps increase your eyes’ natural ability to produce tears, which may be reduced by inflammation due to Chronic Dry Eye. RESTASIS® Ophthalmic Emulsion did not increase tear production in patients using anti-inflammatory eye drops or tear duct plugs.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR RESTASIS® TO WORK?Chronic Dry Eye is a chronic condition, and you will need to maintain therapy on an ongoing basis. Within 1 month of therapy, your eyes may start producing more of their own tears, but it could take 3 to 6 months after beginning therapy to see an increase in tear production.
Talk to your eye doctor at Insight Optometry Group for more information. Ask if a prescription for RESTASIS® Ophthalmic Emulsion is right for you.
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