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Condition: Dry Eye
10/3/2014 3:54:15 PM

Reviewer: Anon, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I wasn't even aware I had "borderline" dry eyes, until I went in for my tests for LASIK. I started taking the drops, and while there was mild "burning", very much like when you've been staring at the t.v. in the dark for a long time, I didn't notice anything wrong at first. But then I started getting headaches, that came on with more frequency, and since this wa ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Dry Eye
10/2/2014 12:07:59 AM

Reviewer: tab257, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My life saver. My dry eye events were very painful and disrupted my life for over 2years. I have used restasis for almost 1 year and have minimal dryness. Most days my eyes are normal. Made all the difference in the world. It is very expensive but I will continue to use it. I have punctal plugs and restasis did significantly improve my eyes.

Condition: Dry Eye
9/28/2014 4:06:34 PM

Reviewer: jsflynn603, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I went on Restasis a few years ago and did not notice just how effective it was until I ran out two weeks ago. Yes, it burns when I put it in and makes my eyes blurry for about 4 minutes but it's worth it. The burn is maybe a 1 out of ten and a short mild issue. Restasis is an immuno-suppressant discovered in 1969 thus it is no longer patentable. I haven't a clue as to why it is so o ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Dry Eye
9/25/2014 7:03:10 PM

Reviewer: Helpful, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
To ease the burning from Restasis,use a lubricating eye drops. Instill, one or two drops of whatever brand of lubricating eye drops not a gel in each eye about fifteen minutes prior. Place in each eye the Restasis drop. It seems to help me, stop the burning.

Condition: Dry Eye
8/20/2014 3:04:23 PM

Reviewer: kayeh, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Thank heavens for this site...I am experiencing the most hideous side effects of this drug. I have just written my doctor an e-mail telling her just what it is doing to me. Eye pain, burning sensations, grittiness, difficulty with sight...on and on. Have been taking it for over three months...enough! Asked for another option...I hope there is one as my dry eye condition needs to be tended to...b ... Show Full Comment

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