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  1. Dry Eye relief post Accutane??? 19th May 2005
    ... post-treatment to recover from this problem? I am on Restasis , artificial tears, and trying out theralife capsules...

Allergies board
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  1. How can I get help? 19th September 2006
    ... runny nose or runny eyes. My eye doctor has me on Restasis which hasn't helped. I had cataract surgery just before...

  2. is the saline nose spray i'm using making my nose even more dry? 12th August 2006
    ... Singulair for allergies. I also use dry eye drops and Restasis for Chronic Dry Eye. With the dry air and high altitude...

  3. Nasal Spray and Dry Eye 28th March 2006
    ... he will give me a stronger steroid drop and then Restasis ....
    ... he will give me a stronger steroid drop and then Restasis . This doesn't quite make sense to me. The active...

  4. Hmmm...my eyes. 4th October 2004
    ... Should I have a skin or patch test? I stopped using restasis (eye drop/medication for dry eyes) in my eyes (one...

  5. sinus problems and dry eye link? 12th January 2004
    ... 2 weeks and nothing has changed. I asked him about Restasis and he said he didn't think that it would work either ... welcome. Thanks PS How do you all feel about Restasis ? any side effects?...
    ... 2 weeks and nothing has changed. I asked him about Restasis and he said he didn't think that it would work either ... welcome. Thanks PS How do you all feel about Restasis ? any side effects? Hello, For the past 8 months...

  6. allergy shot eye symptoms 11th November 2003
    ... might be pestering my eye more then helping (like restasis ). My eyes are pretty bad every day, regardless of...

Alternative Medicine board
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  1. dry eyes and fish oil 30th April 2005
    ... was so bad, nothing seemed to help. I even got on Restasis for six months. Certainly worth a try though!...

Anxiety board
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  1. "Adrenalin surges" that wake you up continuously during the night? 29th November 2003
    ... . I am currently using a prescription drop called Restasis and my eyes have improved - will be on it for another...

Arthritis board
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  1. Please Help 2nd August 2007
    ... wellbutrin, folic acid, folix, leucovrin calcium, boniva, restasis , darvocet, flexaril, and loracet. In answer to your...

Back Problems board
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  1. Meds Question 10th May 2006
    ... just might sleep with them open. I have use Restasis twice a day along with artifical tears 6 times a day...

Birth Control board
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  1. has anyone had chronic red eye on the pill? 15th January 2007
    ... drops, flaxseed oil suppl, theratears, genteal gel, restasis , have punctal plugs in my lower ducts, and use lubricating...

Colds & Flu board
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  1. coughing, sneezing, green phlegm, can't get warm 28th December 2004
    ... days and will know whether the new eyedrops called Restasis is working or not. Restasis is sorta the last resort...
    ... days and will know whether the new eyedrops called Restasis is working or not. Restasis is sorta the last resort...

Depression board
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  1. Dry Eyes Due to Prozac, Topamax 22nd September 2006
    ... have so. cal. kaiser so I'm not sure they'll cover restasis . I'm hoping to try a few other things before even...
    ... I got a 3 month supply of restasis from my mail order pharmacy. That way I got one month ... eyes since my 20's for no diagnosed reason or med. Restasis really helps....

Ear, Nose & Throat board
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  1. Sinus swelling etc. 31st July 2006
    ... coincidence and eyes are fine, but have dry eyes (use Restasis ). I am searching for a clinic in the GA/FL/AL area...

Eye & Vision board
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  1. Punctal plugs 3rd March 2008
    ... use them in combination with the natural tears and Restasis ....

  2. Dry Eyes 23rd February 2008
    ... He may even be able to prescribe something, like Restasis (if your problem is just not enough tear production...
    ... came out or dissolved too early?? My next step is Restasis . I went to the Lasik board and see that Restasis...
    ... humidifiers, etc... for years. Last year, I began using Restasis . Before I actually began the prescription, the doctor ... using the anti-inflamatory drops, I began using the Restasis . It was a couple months before I really noticed the ... Restasis difference. I do think maybe I had more luck with ... the Restasis having used the anti-inflamatory drops first. With ... constantly inflamed. By treating it first, it gave the Restasis more of an opportunity to work. While the Restasis...
    ... OF THE BLUE. I wonder too if the plugs plus the Restasis would be a good idea for me. I've just been on the ... Restasis for 3 days so it's too soon to see how it will work...

  3. dry eye 8th December 2007
    ... If you can go to an optometrist they can prescribe Restasis drops to help or use punctal plugs to help increase...

  4. Extremely dry eyes and full of mucous after sleeping 19th November 2007
    ... already have plugs in the corner of my eyes and I use restasis and lubricant eye drops. The dryness feels like its...

  5. My PTK with PRK experience (long post) 17th October 2007
    ... manageable problem for me. I'm still on osmotic drops and restasis for dry eye. Evie, I wish you continued success...

  6. Crystalens problems 4th October 2007
    ... prescription drop like Alphagan-P, possibly?? It's like Restasis . That burned a little, but seemed to really help with...

  7. Dry Eye-Punctal Plugs 24th September 2007
    ... have had dry eyes for over 10 years. I am not using restasis although doc really pushed it . My pcp is not enthusiastic ... about restasis as it is so new and a immune modifier. So, I just...
    ... afternoon, so hope it lasts! Interesting about Restasis being an immune modifier. I asked my opthamologist...
    ... didn't do either.I have just read about both. About restasis , I had another opthamalogist who wasn't very impressed...

  8. cauterizing tear ducts 19th September 2007
    ... because I am currently using the permenant plugs and Restasis . My mom had hers cauterized and they eventually popped ... back open as well. She is going with the plugs and Restasis now....

  9. Eye after radiation treatments 21st August 2007
    ... eye is so dry. Artificial tears offer little help. Restasis didn't help at all and irritated the eye even more...

  10. RCE and PTK surgery 21st August 2007
    ... but I pushed for another option and he suggested restasis which I started taking today. In my on line research...
    ... but I pushed for another option and he suggested restasis which I started taking today. In my on line research...

  11. Irritated eye, what's causing it?? 30th July 2007
    ... eyes, which I do have and have been treating with Restasis . However, the dry eyes is only indirectly related...

  12. Dry Eyes induced by Accutane (blepharitis and dry eyes) 26th July 2007
    ... did you have dry eye before accutane? have you tried restasis , compresses etc?...
    ... moisture seems alright, thought not great. I've tried restasis for about four months now, and i think it helps marginally ... try doxycycline. Given the my limited success with restasis though, I've been feeling a little fearful that accutane...

  13. burning eye. 6th July 2007
    ... causes or aging. Go to the eye doctor and ask about restasis and other treatments to tackle the sourse of the problem...

  14. Punctal Plugs for Dry Eye 22nd June 2007
    ... I have had it for about 13 years. I have been on Restasis for over a year and it has helped, but not totally...

  15. Dry Eye and effectiveness of punctal plugs 3rd June 2007
    ... nothing has been extremely effective. I have been on Restasis for the last year. It has helped some and I have...
    ... made much difference . Again the doc is pushing the restasis , but my pcp and I aren't enthusiastic about an immune...

  16. Has anyone had luck w/Omega 3 for dry eye? 11th May 2007
    ... have tried just about everything, currently using Restasis for a few months without much luck. I have just about...
    ... improvement, but nothing drastic. So I ended up on Restasis and a different contact lens. They are better, but ... think because of the contact lens. I'm still using the Restasis though. Hope this helps a bit. I would take the...

  17. Lasik Eye Surgery Questions... HELP 4th May 2007
    ... they told me I have dry eyes. They told me to take Restasis twice a day and Systance 4-6 times durng the day and...
    ... reese1998 I have spoken to people who have been given restasis /plugs before hand for dry eye and had lasik and they ... still have horrible dry eye a year on. Remember restasis only worked for 15% of dry eye patients in the study ... there are many reasons why your eyes could be dry. restasis only really covers the lacrimal gland being inflammed...
    ... reese1998 I have spoken to people who have been given restasis /plugs before hand for dry eye and had lasik and they ... still have horrible dry eye a year on. Remember restasis only worked for 15% of dry eye patients in the study ... there are many reasons why your eyes could be dry. restasis only really covers the lacrimal gland being inflammed...

  18. Persistant eye redness 10th April 2007
    ... could be dry eye, which can cause red eye? In which restasis might help with inflammation. You may have inflammation...

  19. Restasis 9th April 2007
    ... Hi, Are you still using the Restasis ? My doctor said in the winter time your eyes will...
    ... allergy eye drops about 1/2 hour before or after my Restasis . I am hoping the combination of those plus the Refresh...

  20. Dry Eyes & Contacts 9th April 2007
    ... have Sjogren's, which makes my eyes real dry. I take Restasis but, admittedly not like I should. I'm working on...
    ... quit because of dry eyes last year. They had me on restasis but all I could get out of it was about 2 hours worth ... couple of hours a day weren't worth the cost of the restasis and all the trouble. And I ordered my contacts from...
    ... have Sjogren's, which makes my eyes real dry. I take Restasis but, admittedly not like I should. I'm working on ... actually, along with the discomfort. Contacts and restasis reduce it and improve comfort. [*]Did it work or...
    ... quit because of dry eyes last year. They had me on restasis but all I could get out of it was about 2 hours worth ... couple of hours a day weren't worth the cost of the restasis and all the trouble. And I ordered my contacts from...

  21. Eye Pain 3rd April 2007
    ... have been experiencing the same thing. I started Restasis for Dry Eye Syndrome, and was kind of attributing...
    ... have been experiencing the same thing. I started Restasis for Dry Eye Syndrome, and was kind of attributing ... Do you have dry eye? I do but rarely use the Restasis ...like only when it's really bad. Sometimes, I have...
    ... Restasis doesn't work if you only use it every now and then ... expensive artificial tear. If you're supposed to be on restasis , you need to be taking it twice a day, every day for...
    ... [QUOTE=squatchimo;2902715] Restasis doesn't work if you only use it every now and then ... expensive artificial tear. If you're supposed to be on restasis , you need to be taking it twice a day, every day for...

  22. Decreased tear production 2nd April 2007
    ... Hi, Ask your doctor for Restasis . It can take up to 2 months to work the first time...

  23. Stabbing eye pain 31st March 2007
    ... syndrome). After an eye exam, the optomotrist put me on Restasis , one drop, twice a day. Could it be the Restasis...

  24. Problem with one eye when sleeping 12th March 2007
    ... arent helping. The eye Dr. said to come in and try Restasis , which he doesnt want to do. Any ideas?? The eye Dr...

  25. eye strings? 26th February 2007
    ... drops out that are supposed to help dry eye called Restasis ... HOPE THIS HELPS...

  26. FISH OIL......for Dry Eyes 15th February 2007
    ... that you did! I had tried all the plugs, and the Restasis , and drops etc...and nothing worked except fish oil...

  27. Cannot open eyelids in early morning 4th February 2007
    ... when you wear contacts) now i would ask your doc for restasis rather than waiting for the dry eye to get worse as...

  28. Restasis question... 19th January 2007
    ... Has anyone been successful with Restasis and then a couple years later decided to stop using ... Restasis ? If so, did your eyes go back to being real dry or ... did they continue like normal eyes should? Since Restasis is a transplant anti-rejection drug, I am not sure...

  29. Blurred Central Vision 28th December 2006
    ... And I had that before, just was better with the Restasis till they pumped all those drugs into me!!! Hope...

  30. chronic dry eye 9th December 2006
    ... developed for dry eyes, plug your tear ducts, or prescribe Restasis ....

  31. Restasis doesn't work if you have punctal plugs 11th November 2006
    ... just prolong the residence in the eye. Therefore restasis is the only thing on the market that can claim to ... I know of a couple of people who have done well on restasis and have had all four ducts plugged....
    ... Hi I started Restasis in August and so far I notice some slight improvement ... I tried to find out as much as I could about the Restasis , since I tend to have allergic reactions to a lot ... of drugs. I read that Restasis works by opening up the ducts, which they think get ... explaining this adequately.) So I'd think in order for the Restasis to rid the ducts of this material that blocks them ... , the Restasis would have to have access to the ducts. If the ducts ... had plugs in them, then maybe the Restasis wouldn't work. Just my impression. Hellas...
    ... I have excellent results with Restasis and I have plugs in both lower lids. Remember, ... Restasis does not take the place of using eyedrops for dry ... eyes. Doctor told me to use Restasis , wait 5 minutes or more and then use regular eyedrops ... too dry. Doctor could actually see tear flow now. Restasis will work better for those who have autoimmune problems...
    ... I don't know how Restasis , or any other chemicals, are supossed to work when...
    ... done by a gland on the opposite side from the puncta. Restasis hasn't been studied in those with punctal plugs, but ... less effective for them. The plugs only effect on the Restasis is it would take longer to drain out of the eye, which...

  32. chronic subconjunctival hemorrhage 1st November 2006
    ... extremely dry and last week my doctor prescribed both restasis and lotemax eye drops. Has anyone else tried these...

  33. Restasis 19th October 2006
    ... I started taking Restasis about 5 months ago. I started noticing a difference...
    ... i started using restasis in june and in a few weeks i started to notice that ... drops in, that is how good my eyes are feeling..I hope restasis works well for you......
    ... I have good results from Restasis , however I do not recall how long it took to see results ... . Remember, even tho Restasis is used, we must continue using eyedrops for dryness ... and he said to wait at least 5 minutes after using Restasis before using eyedrops for dry eyes. Restasis does ... not take the place of using drops for dryness. Restasis helps the eyes to produce more tears. I have Rosacea ... an autoimmune problem. It is my understanding that Restasis works well for those who have autoimmune problems ... not work as well or take longer, just my thoughts. Restasis is a med used in transplants to prevent rejection...

  34. UK DryEye sufferer Still Miserable 7 yrs later 17th October 2006
    ... EXTREMELY DRY!!!!!!!!!!!!. Got punctum plugs, now I am on restasis since 5 months, and I do quiet well, I hardly use ... use mascara only kajal (from a good cosmetic brand) Restasis twice a day Now, I am planing to go to a medical...
    ... oil suppliments and i am yet to get my hands on this Restasis but i cant get it from england or Turkey? any ideas...

  35. can Restasis cause Eyecancer? 10th October 2006
    ... Hi Nikijo, glad that you finally got Restasis , how long are you taking it now? I know what you ... the thing is , that a doc. told me, that if you take restasis over a long period, this Cyclosporine (Protein) can ... cancerous. So, I feel very insecure. Do, you know how long Restasis is in the market? It surely isn'T the best to ... use Restasis for years, cos it could get into the bloodstream,...
    ... bad as you guys. I did ask my opthalmologist about Restasis and he said he doesn't like it. Anyway I did find ... F3CD2488A5?newsearch=1&searchfor=Clinical&cid=med&queryText= Restasis &sortField=score&SortOrder=desc&selectedDateRadio=5...
    ... lowest dose you can use. Personally, Im giving restasis a specific time frame and if I dont feel Ive made...
    ... Hi Nikijo, I am back on restasis again, I stopped it for 4 days, and my horrible symptoms...
    ... Hi Nikijo, I am back on restasis again, I stopped it for 4 days, and my horrible symptoms...
    ... Hi Nikijo, I am back on restasis again, I stopped it for 4 days, and my horrible symptoms...
    ... Well obviously you do feel restasis is helping you then? Yes I have heard of serum ... Its something I would continue to pursue though if restasis doesnt help enough. Have you mentioned serum drops...
    ... the DRY EYE issue, they don'T care a bit. I got restasis by doing own research, and somehow I get a prescription ... long run I don't want to continue with Restsis. Yes restasis has helped my a very little, not that I feel a major...

  36. Immunization (allergy) & dry eye 17th September 2006
    ... my friends for years. I also recently started on Restasis . After 3 1/2 months, I am just starting to see some...
    ... mentioned, it makes the eyes even dryer. I also tried Restasis for a couple of weeks but it made my eyelids very...

  37. Special Protective Glasses for Severe Dry Eye 5th September 2006
    ... Ophthalmologist, and he isn't helpful at all. He put me on Restasis - 4 months and it hasn't worked. All I've learned...
    ... artificial tears I add. I've tried one drop of Restasis , and in my case, it burned beyond belief for 5 straight...

  38. Dry Eye and Blood Serum Eye Drops 29th August 2006
    ... matter of time until I will get it too. I am taking Restasis since 5 months, many tell me not to take it cos you...

  39. Dry Eye Contacts 25th August 2006
    ... Google treatments for dry eye. Theres restasis , and pallitive things, supplements etc. There are...

  40. Contact lenses + Dry eyes 23rd August 2006
    ... which give me only usable central vision). I started Restasis about 2 weeks ago, and today saw my opthalmologist...
    ... yet found lenses that I can wear even though I am on Restasis (which BTW, has worked very well for me). Maybe it...
    ... for options. I agree with the last poster about the Restasis . Even though I'm early into using it, it seems to...

  41. Chronic Red Eyes & Inflammed Inner Eyelids 17th August 2006
    ... and/or ocular rosesea its better to get treatment, restasis has been mentioned for people with ocular rocesea...

  42. Severe Dry Eye - Do you have any suggestions on treatment? 9th August 2006
    ... have your tear ducts cauterized closed. You can try Restasis . (I just started my treatment with this on this a ... eye even worse. By the way, before I began the Restasis , my Opthomologist prescribed a three week course of...
    ... Dakina from online); they burned my eyes --even tried Restasis for 3 months. Some people have luck with that; it...
    ... constantly dry, tired and red. Then I got to hear about " Restasis ", it is in the market since a long time, but I didn ... to order it from a international pharmacy. I am on Restasis since almost 4 months, and I must say, my eyes have ... not that optimistic, cos I have heard from many that Restasis can work in the beginning, but after a year, it can ... extremely happy that my eyes are doing well now. Hope Restasis keeps on working! and I hope you too find a good solution...

  43. dry eye relief 4th August 2006
    ... plugs in both upper and lower ducts and having been on Restasis for 4 months. I found that if I gently massage...
    ... note, and it does seem to help a little. I am on Restasis - doesn't seem to be working. I take Flaxseed Oil...

  44. Info on Boston Scleral Lens? 3rd August 2006
    ... severe dry eyes currently have punctum plugs, am taking Restasis , OTC eye drops and gels, and I wear moisture chamber...

  45. one eye's a blur 3rd August 2006
    ... Ask if you ducts are working.I used Restasis and now use Tear drops.I also had duct pugs put in...

  46. Restasis users and pingecula troubles! 24th July 2006
    ... blame computers for a lot of it). Anyway, I tried Restasis for 2 months and it didn't do much for me. It also...
    ... lower ducts and my upper ones are closed too. I am on restasis since 3 months, I will use it for about 10 months ... , cos Restasis needs a very long time to work, if you don't have...
    ... By the way. Do you know if Restasis contain preservatives?...
    ... lower ducts and my upper ones are closed too. I am on restasis since 3 months, I will use it for about 10 months ... , cos Restasis needs a very long time to work, if you don't have ... months. Regards Shahara Many studies indicate restasis works better with plugs in place as it has a longer...
    ... eyed ones, Well, I am on the third month of using Restasis , I have checked a few articles out about Restasis...
    ... Keep taking the Restasis . With some, it takes time but I think you will see ... a difference. When I first starting taking Restasis a few years ago, it worked almost immediately (within ... severe dry eyes...punctum plugs in all four ducts, use Restasis , over the counter eye drops, an allergy drop, and...
    ... Hi all! My first load of Restasis shipped from the US today! Will be interesting to...

  47. Desparate for answer about constant eye discharge 21st July 2006
    ... help, so please make an appointment. A drug such as Restasis may help, but can only be prescribed by your eye doctor...

  48. Been A Spell 19th July 2006
    ... problem though, so am seriously thinking of going on the Restasis . Perhaps if I start it now, it will be working by...

  49. Question on Hot Compresses/dry eye 15th July 2006
    ... they do very much.:( Has anyone had luck with Restasis ? Or punctal plugs? I'm really concerned as...

  50. Dry Eye eye drops 9th July 2006
    ... day) for the last several years. I also started on Restasis last month. Tonight I went to the store to buy...

  51. left eye hurts and no one knows why 3rd July 2006
    ... tried every kind of eye drop on the market including Restasis , which I only used for a month (another story there...
    ... yet? There are other things out there besides just Restasis , so I would suggest that you find a different doctor...

  52. would i be a good candidate for restasis? 23rd June 2006
    ... that's a detailed commercial dissing Visine! I tried Restasis before...they just burned me, but if you have good...
    ... but I can tell you my experience. I just went on Restasis a couple weeks ago for Dry Eye that I have had for ... because it has been unbearable. He recommended the Restasis . Before he started me on it though, he had me use ... nflamation down that is caused by the dry eye. He said the Restasis wouldn't work if I didn't get the inflamation down ... then had me use both the anti-inflamatory and the Restasis for one week before I went off the anti-inflamatory ... 3 months for a follow-up to evaluate how well the Restasis is working. Also, he has me continuing to use Refresh...
    ... Oh, so from what I understand, Restasis alone wouldn't get rid of my eye inflamation/redness...

  53. prolonged clear eyes useage 18th June 2006
    ... switching brands once in a while? They say prescription Restasis causes burning, so that wouldn't really be any help...

  54. Eyes feel tired and eyelids feel heavy recently 12th June 2006
    ... go outdoors, which is really bothering me. I am on Restasis since a couple of weeks, and it's working, a little...
    ... How have you been getting on with Restasis ?...

  55. Should I give up??? 12th June 2006
    ... when I have the contact in. I've tried the scrubs, restasis , etc...does it sound like I'm hopeless? I'm 31 and...
    ... scrubs in hopes of avoiding a relapse. Plugs and Restasis has been a big help for the dry eyes. Remember ... , if you use Restasis you still need to use other eye drops for moisture ... . Wait 5 minutes after Restasis before using another eye drop for moisture. Use drops...
    ... I tried Restasis years ago when it first became popular. It burned...

  56. Dry Eyes = Anxiety 5th June 2006
    ... all four of my tear ducts are closed, and I am on Restasis since about 5 weeks, it'll take a while until I'll...
    ... all four of my tear ducts are closed, and I am on Restasis since about 5 weeks, it'll take a while until I'll...
    ... to the Opthomologist for it. He recommended I try Restasis to see if it helps. Before I started the Restasis ... reduce the inflamation in my eyes before beginning the Restasis . It has been three weeks now and I have only been ... on Restasis for a couple days, but I can say that the Lotemax ... will tell if the inflamation stays down and if the Restasis works. For today though, I am doing better. By ... the way, the doctor said that Restasis is never effective if the inflamation isn't reduced...

  57. Nikijo 1st June 2006
    ... what's with your restasis , do you have it now? Regards Shahara...

  58. Hey Purple2067 - I Want To Know Something 31st May 2006
    ... eyes. My all four tear ducts are closed, and I use Restasis since a couple of weeks. It does feel a bit better ... know is, what are you actually doing now? do you use restasis ? Take care, and let me know!!! thanx Regards...
    ... weeks ago and he decided it was time to put me on Restasis . He said that the Restasis wouldn't be very effective ... Lotemax 4 times a day for 3 weeks before I can begin the Restasis . I start the Restasis in a week. He also said to...

  59. Morning Symptoms 31st May 2006
    ... eyes, well, that's how I feel at times. I am on Restasis since a couple of weeks, and my all four tear ducts ... really HELPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have you tried Restasis ? Is your eyes severly dry? what causes it? LEt me...
    ... it without using anesthetic drops. I haven't tried Restasis , I don't think I can get it here in the UK. How long...
    ... Hi there np, well, I'm not quiet sure if this restasis really has made a big difference, it also could be ... the weather too. So I am not quiet sure now if the Restasis could be the one that helps or not???? but I will ... Well, that I'll have to see. Yes you are right, Restasis isn'T available in the u.k, it isn't available here...

  60. Recurrent Corneal Erosion 31st May 2006
    ... for corneal erosion. I've also heard a lot about Restasis drops for dry eyes but I know little about them other...
    ... lifestyle choices and drops to manage my problem. I am on Restasis (prescription) for dry eye and Dwelle (non-prescription...
    ... "Good" eye: --Muro 128 drops four times a day -- Restasis for dry eye syndrome twice a day --Systane drops...

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