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Condition: Dry Eye
3/5/2015 11:01:40 AM

Reviewer: Diane, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been struggling with dry eyes for several years and had tried just about every treatment imaginable (artificial tears, patanol, steroid drops, punctal plugs). Nothing had worked. My eye doctor finally suggested that I try Restasis. He cautioned me that it was expensive, a long-term commitment, and would take a while to become effective. I have been using the medicine for over three months a ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Dry Eye
2/25/2015 1:37:50 PM

Reviewer: JenH, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was hesitant to start using Restasis after reading the reviews here. However, I was very desperate, suffering from severe dry eye, corneal scarring/dry spots, and ocular rosacea. My eyes were just giving me too much trouble and I was using high-end lubricant eye drops, compresses daily, fish oil pills, and consuming a lot of water. I was doing all I could to avoid Restasis. At the end of my rope ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Dry Eye
2/12/2015 6:34:23 PM

Reviewer: juju999spirit, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Since I started to use Restasis on Feb. 5th, I have not needed eye drops during the day to wet my contacts, and my eyes do not burn by the end of the day. It's like a miracle - it doesn't even sting when I put the drops in my eyes .... I'm one of the lucky one :)

Condition: Dry Eye
2/1/2015 6:31:44 PM

Reviewer: itchy eyes, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Didn't know I had dry eye until I was examined by my optometrist. Since using Restasis, my eyes feel dry, itchy, like I have sand in my eyes...in fact they feel worse than before I started using this product. My new Ophthalmologist recent suggested that I put Systane ointment in my eyes just prior to going to bed...to seal what she believes is a slit between my upper and lower eyelids (they ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Dry Eye
1/29/2015 6:44:06 PM

Reviewer: Kris , 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
My eyes were so dry before I started Restasis, that I often came home from work and would just sit on the couch with my eyes closed because they would hurt so bad. They always felt so tired even though I was putting in eye drops almost every hour. I started Restasis 3 weeks ago and in the last few days, I'm noticing my eyes feel much better! I never had any burning from the drops like other u ... Show Full Comment

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