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Can Restasis be taken in combination with Lacrisert?

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Posted on Mon, 3 Nov 2014
Question: My eye doctor prescribed me Restasis in combination with the medication called Lacrisert. My question is can both these medications be used at the same time without interfering with each other or will they both work in combination effectively?
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Answered by Dr. Dadapeer K (44 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Both these can be used together.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome to health care magic.

I reviewed your history.
It seems from the history that you are having moderate to severe dry eye.
Lacrisert is hydroxy propyl methyl cellulose and it is a artificial tear and it can be used with restasis eye drop. Both eye drops together act better and effectively.

Lacrisert act as a tear supplement and restasis acts by increasing the tear production, thus both when combined effective action is increased.

Hope the information is helpful to you.

Thank you
With regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Dadapeer K (38 hours later)
Everytime i blink i can feel my eyelashes go over my eyes and feel them go over my lower eyelashes and it just bothers me. What can i do? What you suggest i do?

At times my top eyelashes interfere with my lower eyelashes.
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Answered by Dr. Dadapeer K (13 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Need to look for misdirected eyelashes.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thank you for the follow up question.

I reviewed your history.
You need to rule out presence of misdirected eyelashes directing towards eye or long eye lashes and if they are there they needs to be removed.
This will solve your problem..


Thank you
With regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Dadapeer K (2 minutes later)
Which is the best way/method to remove or trim misdirected eyelashes?
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Answered by Dr. Dadapeer K (43 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
The best methos is by using laser.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thank you for the follow up question.

The best way to remove the misdirected eyelashes is by laser coagulation.
The other options are mechanical removal called as epilation.

Hope the information is helpful to you.

Thank you
With regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Can Restasis be taken in combination with Lacrisert?

Brief Answer: Both these can be used together. Detailed Answer: Hello Welcome to health care magic. I reviewed your history. It seems from the history that you are having moderate to severe dry eye. Lacrisert is hydroxy propyl methyl cellulose and it is a artificial tear and it can be used with restasis eye drop. Both eye drops together act better and effectively. Lacrisert act as a tear supplement and restasis acts by increasing the tear production, thus both when combined effective action is increased. Hope the information is helpful to you. Thank you With regards