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Review: could Restasis cause Vision blurred?

Summary: Vision blurred could be caused by Restasis, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Systane, and have Dry eye.

We study 4,322 people who have side effects while taking Restasis from FDA and social media. Among them, 421 have Vision blurred. Find out below who they are, when they have Vision blurred and more.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 4,313 people reported to have side effects when taking Restasis. Among them, 421 people (9.76%) have Vision Blurred. They amount to 0.14% of all the 304,922 people who have Vision Blurred on eHealthMe.

Trend of Vision blurred in Restasis reports

Time on Restasis when people have Vision blurred * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Vision blurred62.50%20.31%6.25%3.12%3.12%4.69%0.00%

Gender of people who have Vision blurred when taking Restasis * :

Vision blurred83.97%16.03%

Age of people who have Vision blurred when taking Restasis * :

Vision blurred0.00%0.00%0.00%0.38%2.26%6.39%15.41%75.56%

Severity of Vision blurred when taking Restasis ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Vision blurred0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Vision blurred ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Vision blurred0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Dry eye (352 people, 83.61%)
  2. Glaucoma (14 people, 3.33%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (13 people, 3.09%)
  4. Hypertension (12 people, 2.85%)
  5. Eye irritation (11 people, 2.61%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Systane (36 people, 8.55%)
  2. Aspirin (23 people, 5.46%)
  3. Synthroid (17 people, 4.04%)
  4. Optive (15 people, 3.56%)
  5. Refresh plus (14 people, 3.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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