RESTASIS® Ophthalmic Emulsion is the only prescription eye drop available for patients, who have chronic dry eye, that helps increase the eye's ability to produce more tears. Used according to prescription, patients who use RESTASIS® report a noticeable increase in tear production, as opposed to those using steroid drops or tear duct, or punctal plugs.

Side Effects of RESTASIS

Side effects of RESTASIS include:

  • Burning sensation
  • Redness of the eye
  • Discharge from the eye
  • Eye pain
  • A feeling that there is something in the eye
  • Itching
  • Stinging
  • Blurry vision
  • Watery eyes

Who Should Not Use RESTASIS

RESTASIS should not be used by patients with:

  • An active eye infection
  • Herpes viral infections of the eye
  • Daily wearers of contact lenses

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