What Is Chronic Dry Eye Disease?

Chronic Dry Eye disease is a treatable condition with no permanent cure that occurs when you cannot make enough of your own real tears. It is also sometimes called chronic dry eye syndrome, dry eye syndrome, or keratoconjunctivitis sicca.

What are some of its causes?

It can be caused by advanced age, contact lens wear, certain medications, eye diseases, other medical conditions, or environmental factors. One type of Chronic Dry Eye disease is caused by reduced tear production due to inflammation.

Think you have Chronic Dry Eye?

If you use artificial tears often, you may have a type of Chronic Dry Eye disease. Make an appointment with your eye doctor to get screened. Take the Dry Eye Quiz and bring it with you to share with your eye doctor.


Go to next page: Take the Dry Eye Quiz
 

Approved Use

RESTASIS® and RESTASIS MultiDose™ Ophthalmic Emulsion help increase your eyes’ natural ability to produce tears, which may be reduced by inflammation due to Chronic Dry Eye. RESTASIS® and RESTASIS MultiDose™ did not increase tear production in patients using anti-inflammatory eye drops or tear duct plugs.

Important Safety Information

Do not use RESTASIS® and RESTASIS MultiDose™ Ophthalmic Emulsion if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Be careful not to touch the container tip to your eye or other surfaces, to help avoid eye injury and contamination. RESTASIS® and RESTASIS MultiDose™ should not be used while wearing contact lenses. If contact lenses are worn, they should be removed prior to use of RESTASIS® and RESTASIS MultiDose™ and may be reinserted after 15 minutes.

The most common side effect is a temporary burning sensation. Other side effects include eye redness, discharge, watery eyes, eye pain, foreign body sensation, itching, stinging, and blurred vision.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Click here for full Product Information for RESTASIS® and RESTASIS MultiDose.

Dr. Tendler is an actual RESTASIS® patient and is compensated for appearing on this website.

†Up to a $250 savings on three 5.5 mL bottles or a 90-day supply of single-dose vials. Patients whose prescriptions will be paid for in part or in whole by Medicare, Medicaid, or any similar federal or state healthcare program are not eligible for savings or rebates according to federal and state law.

The actual savings on your out-of-pocket costs for RESTASIS MultiDose™ will vary according to refill quantity and personal healthcare insurance coverage. Please review the My Tears, My Rewards® program guidelines to learn more.

View Desktop

Privacy Statement  |  Terms of Use  |  Contact Us  |
RES110169 09/17   © 2017 Allergan, Inc. All rights reserved. This information is intended for residents of the United States. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Approved Use

RESTASIS® and RESTASIS MultiDose™ Ophthalmic Emulsion help increase your eyes’ natural ability to produce tears, which may be reduced by inflammation due to Chronic Dry Eye. RESTASIS® and RESTASIS MultiDose™ did not increase tear production in patients using anti-inflammatory eye drops or tear duct plugs.

Important Safety Information

Do not use RESTASIS® and RESTASIS MultiDose™ Ophthalmic Emulsion if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Be careful not to touch the container tip to your eye or other surfaces, to help avoid eye injury and contamination. RESTASIS® and RESTASIS MultiDose™ should not be used while wearing contact lenses. If contact lenses are worn, they should be removed prior to use of RESTASIS® and RESTASIS MultiDose™ and may be reinserted after 15 minutes.

The most common side effect is a temporary burning sensation. Other side effects include eye redness, discharge, watery eyes, eye pain, foreign body sensation, itching, stinging, and blurred vision.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Click here for full Product Information for RESTASIS® and RESTASIS MultiDose.

Dr. Tendler is an actual RESTASIS® patient and is compensated for appearing on this website.

†Up to a $250 savings on three 5.5 mL bottles or a 90-day supply of single-dose vials. Patients whose prescriptions will be paid for in part or in whole by Medicare, Medicaid, or any similar federal or state healthcare program are not eligible for savings or rebates according to federal and state law.

The actual savings on your out-of-pocket costs for RESTASIS MultiDose™ will vary according to refill quantity and personal healthcare insurance coverage. Please review the My Tears, My Rewards® program guidelines to learn more.

View Desktop

Privacy Statement  |  Terms of Use  |  Contact Us  |
RES110169 09/17   © 2017 Allergan, Inc. All rights reserved. This information is intended for residents of the United States. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.