Tears are mostly occurred at emotional outburst but they are there to serve different purpose. It is meant to keep our eyes moisturized and provide lubrication so that eyes could move fluently. But when Dry-eye syndrome, also known as kerato-conjunctivitis sicca in generic term, is diagnosed, person’s ability to make tears is seized. Although it is almost incurable but certain prescribed medication course that can felicitated eyes tears-making ability.
Tears are caused through tear glands located above the eye-balls and flows through tear duct located below the eyes. There could be many factors that could cause the Dry-Eye syndrome and the most common is the aging factor. As the person grows old, they tend to lose their muscular retention strength. Even when women reached to the phase of menopause, which is also an aging effect, they are also more vulnerable to cause Dry-eye syndrome.
In other causes of Dry-eye syndrome, certain medication drug courses like antihistamines and birth control pills could possibly cause Dry-eye syndrome. And even some illness like Sjogren’s syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and collagen vascular diseases and its medication course could cause Dry-eye syndrome. It could be avoided if you mention symptoms of this syndrome, so doctors could suggest precise course accordingly.
The complication associated with Dry-eye syndrome are pain or irritations , light sensitivity, gritty sensation, feeling of a foreign body or sand in the eye, itching, frequent redness, blurring of vision are commonly found in patients. If any of these persisted for long period of time, then it is suggested to consult with doctor or ophthalmologist.
Medication course: Cyclosporine (generic Restasis)
Like we mention before, this syndrome is incurable but condition can be maintained with the line of generic Restasis products that serve the cause. Amongst all the medication option available, cyclosporine eye drops is persistently prescribed by the ophthalmologist in treatment of Dry-eye syndrome.
Cyclosporine, comes in different forms, as capsule and injection. It is also used to cure any complication caused by the implants, as they are meant to improve immunity to cope up with complication.
But when it comes to treat Dry-eye conditions, it comes in eye drop form. It basically functions and targeted to tear glands. Though it is unable to cure the cause but it makes tear glands to produce tears and sooths any inflammation existed in tear duct to make it easy for tears to flow fluently. And because it comes in eye-drop form, it is easy to use and you can use it whenever you feel dry sensation or redness and itchiness.
Side effects: And like every other medication course, Cyclosporine is also subjected to some side-effects like, burning sensation and certain discomforts are more common. However some side-effects like blurred vision, clear or yellow fluid from eye, difficulty reading, eye pain, feeling of having something in the eye, halos around lights, itching skin, redness of the white part of your eyes or inside of your eyelids, sticky or matted eyelashes, stinging, watery eye are less frequent complications. If these side-effects are persistent, then it is advised to stop using Cyclosporine and opt for another medication course.