Cyclosporine emulsion offers severe dry eye relief

April 15, 2003

April 14-San Francisco-Cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion 0.05% drops (Restasis,Allergan), approved 11 days ago, offers relief of dry eye symptoms by treatingthe inflammatory process that causes the condition, explained John D. Sheppard,MD, program and laboratory director, professor, departments of ophthalmologyand pharmacology, Eastern Virginia School of Medicine. He spoke during thesymposium, "Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Corneal Health Integrity,"sponsored by Allergan.