Raise Chronic Dry Eye Awareness with Kyle Richards & Allergan #Restasis

By 9/22/2014 01:22:00 PM ,

During a media event held at The Rooftop Terrace at Eventi here in New York, TV personality and star of the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” Kyle Richards shared her experience with Chronic Dry Eye to encourage others to talk to an eye doctor about this health concern and treatment options.

Kyle Richards and Allergan Raise Chronic Dry Eye Awareness

Note: I was invited as media to this event. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

“A few years ago, during the filming of the ‘Housewives’ first season, I began to notice that my eyes were bothering me throughout the day. I started stashing artificial tears anywhere I might need them – in my purse and different areas of my house – using them several times a day for temporary relief,” said Kyle. “The condition seemed to worsen over time, so I finally decided to see my eye doctor. I was surprised to find out that my eyes were not producing enough tears, and I had Chronic Dry Eye disease. My doctor prescribed RESTASIS® for me, and after using it daily for six months, I noticed I was making more of my own tears.”

To help those dealing with this issue Kyle Richards has partnered with Allergan, the makers of RESTASIS (cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion) 0.05%, to raise awareness of Chronic Dry Eye.

Did you know that as many as 25 million people in the United States report suffering from dry eye?

Kyle Richards and Allergan Raise Chronic Dry Eye Awareness

One type of Chronic Dry Eye disease occurs when eyes do not produce the right quantity of tears due to ocular inflammation. Without enough tears, the film protecting the eye can break down, creating dry spots on the eye surface.

Other causes of the disease include advanced age, contact lens wear, certain medications, eye diseases, other medical conditions or environmental factors.

RESTASIS®, the first and only prescription medicine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that helps eyes’ natural ability to produce tears, which may be reduced by the inflammation caused by this medical condition. RESTASIS® did not increase tear production in patients using anti-inflammatory eye drops or tear duct plugs.

To find an eye doctor who treats Chronic Dry Eye disease, visit www.Restasis.com/KyleRichards

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