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Study: Restasis in Sjogrens vs. APLD

Heh. Interesting.

So, dry eye buddies, would you rather have a wetter Schirmer strip or better feeling eyes?

Effect of topical cyclosporine on tear functions in tear-deficient dry eyes.

Jain AK et al, Annals of Ophthalmology 2007 Spring;39(1):19-25

We evaluated the efficacy of topical 2% cyclosporine drops in the treatment of tear-deficient dry eye because of acquired primary lachrymal disease (APLD; 15 patients) and Sjögren syndrome (SS; 15 patients). Symptoms of dryness tended to improve in patients with SS. Schirmer score improved in patients with APLD. Topical CsA 2% drops appears to be safe and effective in the treatment of dry eye patients because in patients with APLD and SS, there is trend toward improvement.