Restasis is sterile and preservative free cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion with a concentration of 0.05%.It is a topical immunosuppressant which has anti-inflammatory effects. It is white opaque to slightly translucent homogeneous emulsion and cyclosporine is a fine white powder.
Mechanism of Action of Restasis Eye Drops
Cyclosporine Eye drops is a metabolite or a product of fungus. It is isolated from Tolypocladium inflatum Gams and cylindrocarpon lucidum Booth.This fungal product was found to have potent immunosuppressive properties.
This product interferes with special receptors on the surface membrane of certain T lymphocytes and inhibits their responses to interlukins and blocks the productions of another interlukins which will cause inhibition of the cytotoxic activity and prolong the life of skin, kidney and heart allografts.It can be used also for the treatment of psoriasis.
When of the cause of keratoconjunctivitis sicca or dry eye syndrome is inflammation and restasis which has immunosuppressive action will act to suppress ocular inflammation and increase tear production.