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XiiDRA targets inflammation, a source of dry eye symptoms

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Dry eye is a chronic disease, which means it's long-lasting and doesn't go away easily. Your eye doctor may call it “dry eye syndrome,” “dry eye disease,” or simply “dry eye.” No matter what you call it, dry eye is a pretty common eye condition. It can also be pretty annoying, interrupting you while you read, drive, watch TV, or sneak in a little online shopping.

Not everyone experiences dry eye the same way

If you know someone else with dry eye, it may not be caused by the same factors. Symptoms may last longer or not as long. And those symptoms may be more or less severe than yours.

Dry Eye Statistics in the US
Signs of dry eye vs symptoms of dry eye

“Symptoms” are the things that you experience yourself, like that scratchy feeling in your eyes. “Signs” are the things your doctor can see.


Dry eye symptoms may make wearing contact lenses uncomfortable. In fact, they’ve led some people to stop wearing contact lenses altogether.

XiiDRA targets inflammation, a source of dry eye symptoms


The Cycle of Inflammation

Ever wonder what’s happening on the surface of your eyes with dry eye? And why your tears are letting things get so dry?

Scientists used to think dry eye was caused by not making enough tears. Today, we know it’s more complicated than that. Dry eye is a disease of not just tear quantity, but also tear quality.

When good tears go bad

Healthy tears help lubricate, heal, and protect the surface of the eye. But when you have poor-quality tears, they can contribute to inflammation.

Inflammation and stress are in cahoots

Scientists believe that inflammation on the surface of the eye may be a key factor in causing dry eye. Inflammation is typically an immune system response to stress, irritation, bacteria, toxins, or any of a number of causes.

There are several triggers for dry eye—including prolonged screen time, dry climates, and reading a lot. They can all be sources of stress on the surface of your eyes.

That kind of stress can lead to inflammation on the surface of your eyes, which can lead to more stress. The cycle can go on and on. And your dry eye symptoms can get worse.


Xiidra is specifically designed to target inflammation, a common cause of dry eye symptoms. Ask your eye doctor if it's right for you.

What is Xiidra?

Xiidra is a prescription eye drop used to treat the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease.

Important Safety Information

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.

For additional safety information, click here for Full Prescribing Information and Patient Information and discuss with your doctor.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.