SYMPTOMS OF DRY EYE MAY INCLUDE
- Feeling like you have something in your eye
Dry eye disease may involve a number of possible factors or causes, including:
Medications such as
Sex (women may
be at higher risk)
Living in environments
with low humidity
EYES ACTING UP AGAIN? IT MAY MEAN SOMETHING MORE SERIOUS
Over time, dry eye can be more than annoying—symptoms can keep coming back. If your dry eye symptoms are persistent, inflammation in your eye may be to blame. Inflammation may lead to dry eye disease.
THE CYCLE OF DRY EYE DISEASE
Healthy tears help lubricate and protect the surface of the eye. Various factors such as, when you have poor-quality tears or do not produce enough tears, can damage the eye surface and contribute to dry eye disease. It is thought that dry eye disease can be chronic and may be progressive.
ARE OVER-THE-COUNTER* EYE DROPS NOT CUTTING IT?
For people with dry eye, artificial tears are often the first line of treatment. They typically work to lubricate the eyes and can provide temporary relief. If you're using artificial tears like your eye doctor recommended and your symptoms keep coming back, don't ignore it—ask if you need something that works differently.
*Over-the-counter eye drops=artificial tears.
XIIDRA WORKS DIFFERENTLY
Xiidra works differently. It targets a source of inflammation that can cause dry eye disease. It can provide lasting symptom relief in some patients with continued twice-daily use.†
†In clinical studies, Xiidra was shown to, on average, reduce symptoms of eye dryness by weeks 6 and 12, provide relief for some patients in as little as 2 weeks (in 2 out of 4 studies), and reduce signs of dry eye (the things your doctor can assess) at week 12 in some patients (in 3 out of 4 studies).