Relief for Dry Eyes
There are multiple causes for dry eye, knowing the cause is critical in guiding the treatment plan. At Bellevue LASIK and Cataract we find that dry eye is commonly the result of impaired tear production. Contact lenses, certain medications and medical conditions can all cause impaired tear production, with the result of dry eyes. Eye drops and humidifiers help a little, but dry eye relief is usually temporary.
When your eyes’ natural ability to make enough tears is reduced, they may not have enough tears to lubricate and protect them. Chronic Dry Eye (CDE) is a medical condition that can result from the eyes’ reduced ability to make tears. Over-the-counter eye drops can help moisten your eyes, but they cannot help increase tear production, so they provide only temporary relief. RESTASIS® Ophthalmic Emulsion helps increase tear production in cases where it may be reduced by inflammation and helps you make more of your own real tears.