Restasis long term side effects

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939968 tn?1294952336 I successfully completed treatment in April 2007 and to this day still suffer side effects-lack of concentration-I know that staring thing well!-muscle aches-I feel like I'm walking through treacle,fatigue,depression,balance problems,lack of appetite and nausea so can relate to your comments! Eyesight was dreadful during treatment but has improved although I have swimming vision for an hour or so quite regularly.Oh well,at least I don't have hep c any more...
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?
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 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 n tn I'm accustomed to my vision since my dominant eye has compensated quite a bit but am only 27 years old and am having difficulties coping with the cosmetic side effects and want to know if this scleral redness is permanent. I had a vitreous hemorrhage and a hyphema so was prepared for a the blood vessels to take a long time to heal but not to this extent. I have talked to my opthamologist and retinal specialist about it and they do not seem too concerned and am getting frustrated.
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 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.
Avatar n tn Hello Heidi thanks for asking. No its not frustrating. I'm not paid to do this so I consider it part of my civic-religious-charitable activies. The thing that frustrates me is how many people neglect their eyes.
917763 tn?1311632496 May try them post tx though. Dr also said contacts only on occasion. He said being a woman and long term contact use is the culprit. Tx just makes it worse. Oh yeah, he said wash eyes every night because it keeps glands open. Use eye wipes (pharmacy) or Baby shampoo. Hope this helps.
Avatar m tn He was not sure how long I would be on AzaSite or what the consequences of long term antibiotic use were. Has anyone been on this antibiotic and are there side effects other than the usual resistance, infection etc. How is this antibiotic helping my dry eyes? How long should I be on it? Would appreciate any information on this subject.
493068 tn?1224768915 For the last year I can't tell you how much this interferes with my every day life. What are the long term side effects from recurrent corneal erosion?. I have follow up every 6 weeks but this visit he finally got to see what I have been describing to him for a year. I appreciate your help!
Avatar n tn Several years ago my lower tear ducts were cautery closed. The doctor put temporary plugs in the upper ducts to see if it would help to eventually cauterize them too. But, my eyes teared like I was crying. The first day the one plug popped out and the second day the other stuck out scratching my eye until it popped out too. Today, another doctor wants to put plugs inside my upper tear ducts. He said it would expand inside the duct.
Avatar n tn My eyes got a good bit better during the year on Restasis, but the side effects can be very bothersome at times. and I do not like the idea of staying on cyclosporine on a permanent basis. I have read a few accounts of dry eye being 'cured' by Restasis, so that the user was able to discontinue them. Good Luck.
Avatar n tn I had heavy eyes all day long can I use the Viscotears for a long period,without side effects? In your opinion I should get better in a while ( how long?) or I will be dependent on artificial tears? I have been using them for the past 40 days.
Avatar f tn Hi, Lasik surgery is a very successful eye procedure and most of the side effects of surgery are short lasting. However some patients can suffer long term disability due to the procedure. One such side effect is dry eye syndrome. This occurs because of the inability of eyes to produce sufficient tears resulting in dry eyes. This side effect cane resolved by drop therapy.
Avatar f tn who for example like to have a go at blasting laser beams into my retinas when its not really necessary and should actually be avoided so please tell me what you think of this prescription which I'm already taking and seemed a bit much. By the way specially one of the drops really sting. The possible side effects of drops are quite scary like damage to theoptic nerve... I'll try to write the names in English, hope you understand.
Avatar f tn This was fine short term but I have never had any dry eye symptoms that I could notice. I really don't like the idea of being on any medication long term. Can I be creating problems for myself down the road with this if I refuse to continue treatment? i.e. if I really do have dry eye and don't treat it, can there be permanent damage?
284078 tn?1282620298 She had developed an acute myopic shift from a choroidal effusion which pushed the lens/iris diaphram forward. Fortunately, God was on her side because she was smart enough to stop the Topamax and go to the emergency room before she developed an attack of acute narrow angle glaucoma (symptoms severe eye pain, headache, nausea, vomiting, almost complete vision loss.
Avatar n tn These steroids called prednisone giving me bad side effects too. Only prescribed twelve and have three more to take. Can you have a sinus problem without nasal drip? Just my eyes are swollen, little itchy and bad gritty stuff through out the day. People tell me I look like I have a sinus problem and hard for me to go outside in the light without sunglasses. Has anyone ever experienced a chronic sinus problem and if so what tests need to be done and how is it treated.
443434 tn?1255894833 What other kinds of eye problems is it supposed to cause? I took a lot of Cipro, and have a lot of eye problems, but there is no evidence that the two are connected. How did your doctor connect them?Have you looked up the side effects on WEB MD or somewhere?
Avatar n tn I feel for anyone who has to go thru this and wonder what the long term effects are since it continues to come back. If anyone knows of the long term effects I would love to hear them.
Avatar f tn That can happen, you know, when patients are very grateful to their doctors, and especially with long-term doctor/patient relationships. Are physician-peers the only ones who can bring about an investigation? Thank you very much. It is hard to realize that medical care can sometimes do psychological harm, as well as heal physically. The patient sees another doctor now, but wishes for some kind of positive resolution to this, one that would benefit everyone.
Avatar n tn There is no readily available body of knowledge out there as of yet, regarding post-tx longterm side effects. The drug companies are not jumping up and down to do retrospective studies on these issues, and most of the doctors seem to downplay the prevalance or even existence of these interferon related after effects. Many of us seem to be wondering how to address post-tx problems, and I would like to hear what our members are experiencing AND doing about their sx.
Avatar n tn Cornea issues did not go away with antibiotic and animals made the inflammation worse so I started Prednisone for awhile. That helped but it is not a long term thing. I did start Allegra along with rewetting drops and that seemed to help but the light sensitivity wouldn't subside. I would like to start the Restasis again; however, the road block I am facing now is that I am 3 months pregnant and therefore we can no longer aggressively attack this thing!
Avatar n tn I didn't even realize that the Restor lens had only gotten FDA approval in the USA some 5 months before I got them. Everyone is still on a learning curve with these. And the side effects, which I did ask about, were glossed over as trivial. Not so for me. I still have a flickering sensation in my right eye, which I believe has something to do with the multiple rings of the lens. But my doc could not explain it, other than to wave it away as temporary.
Avatar f tn Problem was this was eight months after the onset and it was past the acute stage and the neuro said it was too late for the steriods because the acute stage had passed and they wouldn't do any good, and only give me side effects without benifit! Steriods does not change the over all recovery of vision after ON, but it does dramatically speed the recovery time! Usually in about six months with steriods is what I have read.
Avatar n tn He also said there is an ointment that I could use at night in place of the Pilocarpine but I do not yet know what it is and what it's side effects might be.To me this is not an acceptable long term salutation. I do not doubt my drs. ability - I just think that this is not the right lens for me. He has suggested Yag, lens exchange or just getting use to this. He is no longer recommending any one procedure, he want's it to be my decision.
Avatar n tn PRK is a slower healing, more uncomfortabe prodeure, BUT it does spare your cornea the most tissue and allows the eye to remain closer to it's original structure. The down side to doing an intraocular surgery at such a young age, is the long term complication rates. The patients are usually 70-80 that have surgery now. You are doing it 30 years sooner. No one can tell you for sure what the effects of having a lens in your eye for that many years.