Restasis long term

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122065 tn?1241388929 I am concerned that there could be problems down the line after the drug has been around 20+ years that is unknown at this time. Do you feel it is safe without any long-term harm to the eyes, knowing that it is an antiinflammatory for the eyes, from what I understand. Thank you for your input!
Avatar n tn I was given every possible prescription drop (steroids) including Restasis. Restasis did absolutely nothing for, as a matter of fact I think Restasis made matters worse. In any event after six months of PAIN things finally got better. About six weeks ago my doctor asked me to stop putting prescription drops in my eyes and use only over the counter drops, take flag seed oil gels and use goggles as needed. What a difference!!! My eyes are much better, not there yet, but almost there.
429949 tn?1224695179 I don't want to ever have blured vision again! Did the Restasis cause blured vision with you? If so was it temporary and how long did it last after you put the drops in?
Avatar n tn My understanding is that the disease eventually burns itself out with minimal long term damage, even if not treated - but it's very hard to bear it with no relief (I get migraines on my left side which are worse and more frequent during a thygeson episode). I am concerned to use Vexol practically continuously for a long time even though it's one of the better steroid options.
537731 tn?1268268886 I too have this problem and it is so irritating. My eyes always feel weirdly wet. I use q-tips,kleenex, and sometimes my fingers or shirt to get this clear stringy goo out of my eye. I really hate when it gets on my eye and everything goes blury. About 2 months ago I went to the ER because I had something in my eye, the nurse was like what is that gel stuff in your eye. I said I don't know you tell me.
Avatar f tn Dry eyes is an off label use. Most dry eye patients will do MUCH better with long term use of Restasis, and 2 or 3 enteric coated fish oil (Omega 3 s) than with ketorolac. Restasis is probably less expensive.
Avatar f tn Restasis I'm pleased to know works much more often than 15%. The study on restasis was done a long time ago, on people with big big problems and wasn't continued long enough to see the improvement. Restasis is the second most prescribed drop in the USA and its use is increasing here and worldwide (my wife is on it and thinks its the best medication ever made). Nothing works on everyone and I'm sorry it didn't work for you.
Avatar m tn Long term the visine will just make it worse. You should see a cornea/external disease ophthalmologist for specific treatment. Use the search feature to read about severe dry eyes.
175734 tn?1225138040 It awoke me at night with severe eye burning. I was told it was due to my long term contact use, menopause, etc. I then developed intermittent high fevers up to 105, neck stiffness,restless leg, insomnia, mental fogginess elbow pain, and cold sensitivity to my hands and feet, along with , a cough. After several tests, CAT scan, Pulmonary consult, etc I had a positive Lymes test! My Lymes went undiagnosed/treated for 18 months!
Avatar n tn However, I'm still concerned that I'd be happy long term with the great variarion of prescription between the 2 eyes + wonder if I'd cope more successfully if not fully corrected for near vision. Would you advise going back to my surgeon + ophthalmologist to try contacts with a blended vision or social reading vision ? Also can I ask you if adjustable IOLs are widely available yet?
Avatar n tn Pred Forte is a ultra stong steroid with many possible side effects. It is not a long term treatment for either dry eyes or blepharitis. You should try and get off it as soon as you can and see an Eye MD ophthalmologist for treatment. Also read below: General Information on Dry Eyes a Schirmer test of zero indicates that you have severe dry eyes.
233488 tn?1310696703 General Information on Dry Eyes-Now known as Tears Dysfunction Syndrome. June 2014 UPDATE: A new product "OcuSOFT Lid Scrubs PLUS has worked extremely well for the condition called blepharitis (oil and debris and irritation along margin of eyelid) associated with dry eyes. The PLUS product works much better than the regular OcuSOFT Lid Scrub plus the PLUS product is left on the lids and does not have to be dried off.
Avatar f tn 'Refresh tears in the individual vials is what I use because it seems to build up less with long term use. I also put either refresh or genteal ointment over my eyes at night. If I can't get the drops I look for anything that says preservative free.
Avatar n tn I'm almost finished with the steroid drops for the left eye and dread a return to bilat. crimson, burning, itching eyes. Can steriod eye drops ever be used long-term for this if eye pressure is monitored? How about Acular alone? Would Acular keep dry eye symptoms at bay (I've tried eye lubricants made specifically for dry eye, but they provide almost no relief)?
Avatar n tn The only thing that has ever worked was tobradex, but the doctors are hesistant to give it to me again because it is bad to use long term. I also have constantly dry skin (ears, nose, mouth) and constant excema outbreaks on my arms that always appear in the same spots. Does anyone else have similar symptoms? Can anyone tell me how i can get relief?
807912 tn?1242139755 It also as you know has lots of side effects with long term use. You might use the search feature and read about dry eye and blepharitis. Discuss with your retina MD or general Eye MD. You may need restasis if the problem persists.
Avatar m tn Are there any Prescription medications you can take ORALLY which are effective for dry eyes and that can be taken in maintenance doses, long term for the condition? And any side effects generally with them?
Avatar f tn I would suggest a trial of cyclosporin (Restasis) as it is much safer long term because of the steroid side effects of cataracts, glaucoma and cornea infection. Not in some cases it has lasted 30-40 years and is more commin in females. So you are probably asking for trouble continuing to wear contacts. You should place yourself under the care of an ophthalmologist Eye MD that specializes in cornea and external disease.
Avatar m tn Restasis is not a steroid, so it is safe for long-term use. Exercises will not help your vision at this age. It is a good idea to continue artificial tears 4 times a day. Systane, Optive, and Blink Tears are good ones.
Avatar n tn While there discuss with him/her going on long term restasis and using a topical steroid such as lotemax for the first couple of weeks to reduce the stinging you likely will have. The use of restasis for long term eye for surface eye inflammation is a very promising new use. Another very promiscing drug that might benefit you is Azasite which is an eyedrop that has emerged as the favorite for resistant and chronic blepharitis.
Avatar f tn I don't know what to do -- wld like other opinions on this procedure and its history on long term resolution of Conjunctivochalsis. Also, are my cornea issues related to the extended use of Restasis? Alrex & Pataday?
Avatar n tn I have tried artificial tears and it has helped some but not much. Are vasoconstrictors available and are they safe for long-term use? Any help would be extremely appreciated.
Avatar m tn Preservative free artificial tears, and perhaps a mild allergy drops like pataday and oral flax and fish oil supplements and maybe a short trial of a weak steroid as directed by your ophthalmolgist. Long term, restasis might be a good option also. Sorry, you will always have a certain degree of redness but I would at least try to get some comfort.
Avatar n tn I have tried Zaditor and it didn't help much and I've heard it causes dry eyes in long term use. Is this true? Is there anything better than Zaditor that I can use?
1276940 tn?1501103481 Most patients with SS long term benefit from being on Restasis. If you are seeing a retina doctor for your PP know that most do not treat dry eyes or anterior segment problems and you likely need a general ophthalmologist or cornea/external disease ophthalmologist on your team.
233488 tn?1310696703 It is not better than Restasis and in the testing phase in some areas was not as good as Restasis. The company is marketing that its full onset comes 4 months after starting drops whereas Restasis is 6 months. I have not used a great deal of Xiidra in my practice for several reasons: 1. when patients hear how well Restasis did for me and my wife they want to try it. 2. In the few cases I have tried it the patients did not like it and especially 3.
Avatar n tn -What a nice set of short-term maladies the Crystal Lens seems to be presenting. I was minutes away from a Crystal Lens surgery before I backed-out at the last minute....I am glad I did;. I don't need to be a guinea pig or a piece of "clinical" data for future generations to discover that,these lenses are about as safe as getting your foot sized in an x-ray machine.
Avatar m tn it became more frequent and i asked to see an ophthomologist, who said my meibomian glands were not functioning properly, rx'd restasis drops and recommended compresses and lid hygiene, also omega-3 supplements. did all that, still am doing it (sans restasis, since long term use is not recommended/eye pressure), no change. was referred to a corneal specialist, who basically just made me mad. he offered nothing.
Avatar f tn Also your Eye MD might put plugs in all 4 tear duct openings (puncta). Long term the risk of continuing to wear contacts with very dry eyes is quite a bit higher than have a one time LASIK, LASEK or PPK. Merry Christmas.