Curious about the cause of annoying dry eye interruptions? The culprit could be a variety of signs and symptoms, such as:
Over time, dry eye can be more than annoying—symptoms can keep coming back and might get worse over time. Dry eye can even damage the surface of your eyes. Ask your eye doctor if prescription Xiidra might be right for you.
Nothing’s ever simple, right? Dry eye is complicated and is often brought on by a combo of factors. Some of them you can control…and some of them you can’t. Here are a few common dry eye causes:
If only we could control that.
Oh hormones, our eternal frenemy.
Women are at higher risk.
They may help your allergies, but they’re also a risk factor for dry eye.
Addicted to your laptop? You aren’t doing those eyes any favors.
If you wear them, they could be making matters worse.
Sorry, Alaskans. :-(
How can books be bad? With dry eye, too much may not be a good thing.
Xiidra® (lifitegrast ophthalmic solution) 5% targets inflammation, a common cause of what makes dry eye so annoying. It may be
right for you.
Xiidra is a prescription eye drop used to treat the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease.
Do not use Xiidra if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Seek medical care immediately if you get any symptoms of an allergic reaction.
The most common side effects of Xiidra include eye irritation, discomfort or blurred vision when the drops are applied to the eyes, and an unusual taste sensation.
To help avoid eye injury or contamination of the solution, do not touch the container tip to your eye or any surface. If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using Xiidra and wait for at least 15 minutes before placing them back in your eyes.
It is not known if Xiidra is safe and effective in children under 17 years of age.
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