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News : May 13 2011

Restasis Comes to Canada!

Restasis Comes to Canada!

WHAT IS RESTASIS® OPHTHALMIC EMULSION?

RESTASIS® is the only prescription eye drop that helps increase your eyes’ natural ability to produce tears, which may be reduced by inflammation due to Chronic Dry Eye. RESTASIS® Ophthalmic Emulsion did not increase tear production in patients using anti-inflammatory eye drops or tear duct plugs.

HOW DOES RESTASIS® HELP?

Chronic Dry Eye (CDE) is a medical condition that needs continuous therapy. It can be caused by advanced age, contact lens wear, certain medications, eye diseases, or other medical conditions. Some people who suffer from CDE use artificial tears. Over time, some people need them more and more often. They may also find that using different kinds or brands of eye drops aren’t enough. Using artificial tears can help moisten your eyes, but they provide only temporary relief.

One type of CDE is characterized by decreased tear production due to inflammation. For this type of CDE, RESTASIS® Ophthalmic Emulsion helps increase your eyes' natural ability to make tears. One drop, twice a day, with continued use can help you make more of your own tears.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR RESTASIS® TO WORK?

Chronic Dry Eye is a chronic condition, and you will need to maintain therapy on an ongoing basis. Within 1 month of therapy, your eyes may start producing more of their own tears, but it could take 3 to 6 months after beginning therapy to see an increase in tear production.

Don’t wait until your next annual appointment.Take action today and talk to your eye doctor. Ask if a prescription for RESTASIS® Ophthalmic Emulsion is right for you.

Click on the link below to watch the TV commercial: http://www.restasis.com/video/video.htm