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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.
233488 tn?1310696703 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. RESTASIS continues to be the medication of choice for moderate or severe dry eyes. September 2013 UPDATE: Restasis has become the #1 most prescribed eye drop in the USA and most other developed countries. It is the preferred treatment for moderate or severe dry eyes. Improvement can occur for up to 1 year.
Avatar f tn I am in desperate need of help in locating a doctor in the US (preferably NY metro are that specializes in this condition. Nothing is helping my son..I have need to many doctors and have been in the care of a pediatric ophthalmologist that tells me we are doing all we can do. it is not good enough. My 7 year old can still not function and is missing many days of school due to his light sensitivity and blurry vision with burning.
612876 tn?1355518095 Well, I actually got a Rx for OTC eye drops. He did it that way because the insurance should have to make an exception and pay for them with me not being a candidate for Restasis and I guess there was some other kind of artificial tears that was on my insurance formulary but they also weren't appropriate for me, so the insurance should have to substitute the OTC ones for what's on their formulary in my case. I'm guessing you've been down this road before (I have, multiple times) ...
Avatar n tn From your description I cannot determine where the "fold" is that is going to be lasered. In cataract/implant surgery the most common laser treatment is to use a Yag cold laser to cut a hole in the membrane behind the implant that holds the implant in position. This membrane frequently films (secondary cataract) over and a laser is required. Right now about 25-33% of people having cataract surgery will need this laser.
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Avatar n tn Using Restasis for episcleritis is an 'off label' use of the medication and not one that the manufacturer lists as an indication. As you indicate there are various postings on the web about its use. It's a very safe medication (but slow in onset of action some 6-8 weeks in many cases).
Avatar f tn I find that if I use a lotion called amlactin every day my skin is not so dry. My doctor has prescribed restasis for my dry eyes. It is wonderful. I have peripheral neuropathy from some of the drugs I have taken over the year. I cope by keeping the skin from getting dry, keeping the sheets and blankets from resting on my feet, stress management (when I am stressed the neuropathy is worse), sometimes pain pills.
Avatar f tn This is a nasty drug but apparently it gets the job done. I also went to the eye doctor and got a script for restasis. It's for dry eyes. Not a miracle cure but somewhat better. A dermatologist can really help and watch out for you. As a matter of fact mine called a couple of weeks ago to tell me that the FDA is now putting a warning label on the incivek box regarding severe rash possibilities. Good luck and keep us posted.
184420 tn?1326743408 In late August I saw my eye doctor again and this time he put me on Lotemax eye drops (steroid) (for a month) and Restasis (Clindamycin) eye drops until I am off the triple med treatment. I had not yet started the triple med treatment but he knew I was going to start it and he did not want to risk any more problems with the eyes (knowing full well the triple med treatment can cause eye problems).
1475492 tn?1332887767 That's used most often to treat hypertension. Migraine could be an off-label use. If you're still taking it just be aware it could drop your blood pressure. It is also very constipating. Oh yeah, like most of us need another something to cause that! So is it the lady MS you've seen of late that ordered this? Oy vey, I think we also need fewer showers around here.
7469840 tn?1409849436 , their mouths are usually affected by the chemicals in the cigarettes. But, the good news is that now that we are off the meds, this extra pocket-damage thing can be reversed after time and several visits to our dreaded dentist...
537731 tn?1268268886 It feels gross peeling off my eyeballs, but after it's off my eyeballs, it's nice to see again. I've had this problem since I was a kid, and I'm now 35 yeats old. Someone has to have a real logical and believable answer for this instead of eye shedding skin.
Avatar m tn See an Eye MD ophthalmologist for a complete exam and to determine that you do not have eye disease causing the redness. Discuss swearing off Murine and other whiteners and for a short period using a mild steroid drop to prevent the redness that makes you keep reaching for Murine.
1216899 tn?1288573925 The thing that confuses me, is what's what, and who's who. Is MS a secondary of Autonomic Dysfunction, or vise versa? Or is AD simply a label of all autonomic problems. I would appreciate any insight to this subject.
Avatar f tn He gave me 'Restasis' prescription I did that for 3 months and it did not help at all, 'Restasis cost $300 plus for a 30 day supply I had a coupon for 1/2 price but still expensive. I was reading the insert to see why it wasn't helping and it said RESTASIS® did not increase tear production in patients using anti-inflammatory eye drops or tear duct plugs. Why would he prescribe something that plainly states this? My Dr. is a renowned specialist in Charlotte NC, he trains other Dr's!
284078 tn?1282620298 As usual on my quiet weekend off I got the dreaded call from the emergency room, again. This time about a woman on Topamax for 7 days who seemed to have lost almost all her vision 12 hours after increasing her dose per her doctor's instructions. Some quick thinking sparked me to ask if she could see up close and lo and behold while she was blind as a bat in the distance, she could see the tiniest print about 6 inches in front of her nose.
Avatar f tn From my perspective, dry eyes are a post-surgery problem requiring evaluation and treatment, and you have every right to insist on an appointment with your surgeon within the next few days. If needed, some treatments such as Restasis and punctal plugs require a doctor's prescription. Although it's great that free advice is available online, you should not have to rely on this method. It's outrageous, IMO, that your surgeon's staff is telling you to wait till June when you need treatment now.
Avatar f tn I have been on prednisone and methotrexate since September, I was weaned off from it in November but then I ended up getting really sick and spending 4 days in the hospital so they put me back on it. I was on 60mgs for awhile but now I'm on 40mgs. The side effects have been horrendous. I started the Rituxan infusion treatment the week before Christmas and I have had 2 infusions so far. I have a doctors appt in March to see if it is doing any good.
Avatar n tn I initially thought it was because of some cheap make-up remover wipes that I used to take off my mascara. Although I had been using them for a while, they soon started to sting and burn the area around my eyes whenever I used them. The use of any eye make-up other than mascara would result in a stinging sensation, which varied in terms of severity. Moisturiser and even baby-lotion would burn my skin.
Avatar f tn I know they don't give me or my case a second thought. Well, I am off to lay down and try not to have to swallow or gag and try to settle my stomach.
Avatar n tn I 've tried warm compresses and restasis but this doesn't seem to help. I am a contact lens wearer.