Chronic Dry Eye Patient Looking in Mirror

Learn About a Disease Called Chronic Dry Eye

Healthy Eyes Need Tears

One type of Chronic Dry Eye is caused by decreased tear production due to inflammation. Without enough tears, the film protecting the eye can break down, creating dry spots on the surface of the eye.

This is why it is so important to see your eye doctor. Fortunately, there are prescription options available.

What Happens When You Make Fewer Tears Due to Inflammation?

You can't see the inflammation that causes this type of Chronic Dry Eye disease. To find out if you have Chronic Dry Eye, see your eye doctor and ask to get screened.

Other Common Names for Chronic Dry Eye Disease
Tear glands become inflamed
Inflammation leads
to reduced tear
production
(fewer tears)
Without enough tears,
the film protecting the
eye can break down
This cycle creates dryness and irritation
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Approved Use
RESTASIS® (Cyclosporine
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 >

Learn About a Disease
Called Chronic Dry Eye

Learn About a Disease
Find out about the cause and possible treatment options.