... not work and is against me taking it. I know this is a general question, but does this stuff really help? My severe dry eye has caused corneal abrasions
Restasis has just been prescribed for me by my ophthalmologist, but my family doctor insists it does
- 9 Aug 2014 by LhasaLover
- 9 August 2014
- restasis, corneal abrasion, eye dryness/redness, keratoconjunctivitis sicca, doctor, prescription, abrasion, family, eye
Added 10 Aug 2014:
I erred, and I apologize. My GP, who is also a pharmacist and teaches pharmacology at a medical school, did not recommend Restasis for me because he said, in his patients who have taken it, he did not see good results. He has not seen me since I developed the abrasions. Friday I saw the ophthalmologist and she was not open to anything but the Restasis. Before I commit to it or seek a second opinion, I wanted to know about other people's experiences. I'm sorry I wrote that first post so badly!
I have never heard of a dr doing that. A specialist ordered it for you and a gp is going to tell you not to take it... If it would harm you that is one thing, but to say don't take it because it doesn't work is a bit unethical. Obviously the eye dr felt it would work and you needed it. If you're getting abrasions its certainly worth a try. I've not heard one complaint that it didn't work.
I've used Restasis for about a year now and I definitely think it works for me. It hasn't completely eliminated my dry eyes, but they are much improved. I still use lubricating eye drops, but not nearly as much. I also have the plugs in my tear ducts which help to keep moisture in your eyes. You should try them. I agree with first poster here; I don't think Restasis will harm you, it's worth a try.
- Restasis Information for Consumers
- Restasis Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Restasis (detailed)
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