Dry eye disease is a common condition that causes minor to severe nuisances in daily life. It is characterized by an itching, stinging, or burning sensation in the eyes. It also causes pain and the feeling of a foreign body stuck in your eyes. Dry eye disease may interrupt everyday activities. It makes reading, looking at your screen, and even driving a challenge. If you think you have symptoms of dry eye disease, consult with your doctor right away. This condition is progressive and could worsen over time. Without treatment, your eyes can never fully recover.
Who is at risk for dry eye disease?
There are certain risk factors associated with dry eye disease. People who wear contact lenses are prone to it. Those who frequently look at their screens are also at risk. Medications like antihistamines may increase your risk. Elder patients and those with hormonal changes are also prone to dry eye disease. These patients may not produce enough tears for ocular lubrication. Dryness can damage the surface of the eyes and become a permanent condition.
What is Xiidra Eye Drops?
Xiidra is a prescription eye drop used to treat dry eye disease. It effectively relieves dryness when used regularly twice a day. It works by targeting the inflammation that causes dry eye disease. Xiidra is a non-steroid eye drop formulated to treat the symptoms of dry eye disease. It provides longer-lasting effects than over-the-counter eye drops. Xiidra has been prescribed to over 1.5 million patients. It has been tested for effectiveness in treating dry eyes. Test subjects reported significant improvement after just 2 weeks on Xiidra.
How to Use Xiidra Eye Drops
Before starting on Xiidra, it is important to inform your doctor of your medical history. Tell them if you had any other eye disease or surgery. Xiidra is applied on the affected eye twice a day, 12 hours apart. Wash your hands before applying Xiidra. Do not touch the tip of the dropper. Do not let it touch any surface. Tilt your head back and gently pull down your eyelid to make a pouch. Place one drop in the pouch then close your eyes for 1 to 2 minutes. Repeat these steps if your doctor prescribed more than one drop.
Side Effects of Xiidra Eye Drops
- Eye irritation
- Burning sensation
- Eye discomfort
- Eye itching
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