ophthalmic emulsion (Restasis®
) is a prescription eye drop used to treat chronic dry eyes (known medically as keratoconjunctivitis sicca). This medicine increases the amount of tears in your eyes when tear production is reduced due to inflammation.
Just like any medicine, cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medicine will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
Some of the most common side effects of cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion include but are not limited to:
- Itching, stinging, or watery eyes
- Feeling like something is in your eye
- Eye pain
- Blurred vision or other changes in vision.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.