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Eye Drops Cause Burning

I am using Restasis for dry eyes.  I also use OTC allergy eye drops once daily which greatly improve my eye comfort.  However, when the allergy drops are applied, I experience extreme stinging and burning for about 20 seconds.  Is it safe to use allergy drops along with Restasis treatment?  Do you have any info on this subject?
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Go to the restasis home page to learn about your medication.

http://www.restasis.com/default2.htm?x=Restasis

About 20% of people starting restasis have extreme stinging when they put it in. It gets better with time and is usally gone completely in 3-4 weeks. If it is a BIG problem contact your ophthalmologist Eye MD and discuss using steroid eye drops for a couple of weeks to take the sting out of restasis.

Stinging for 20 seconds is not a lot of sting. Yes it is okay to use OTC allergy drops. The best out for most people is Zaditor.

JCH III MD
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