Chronic Dry Eye Disease
What Is Chronic Dry Eye Disease and What Causes It?
Chronic Dry Eye disease is:
- A chronic condition with no permanent cure
- One type of Chronic Dry Eye disease can occur when you cannot make enough of your own tears
What Causes Chronic Dry Eye Disease?
Chronic Dry Eye is a chronic disease that 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.
Do You Think You Have Chronic Dry Eye Disease?
If you use artificial tears often, you may have a type of Chronic Dry Eye disease. If you think you may have a type of Chronic Dry Eye disease, take the Dry Eye Quiz and make an appointment with your eye doctor and ask to get screened.
Ophthalmic Emulsion) 0.05% helps increase your eyes’ natural ability to produce tears, which may be reduced by inflammation due to Chronic Dry Eye. RESTASIS® did not increase tear production in patients using anti-inflammatory eye drops or tear duct plugs.
Important Safety Information
Do not use RESTASIS® Ophthalmic Emulsion if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. To help avoid eye injury and contamination, do not touch the vial tip to your eye or other surfaces. See more below >