Tag: dry eye

Xiidra (lifitegrast)

Xiidra (lifitegrast) is a brand-name prescription drug that’s used to treat dry eye disease. Xiidra comes as liquid eye drops that are used twice daily. It’s approved for use in people ages 17 years and older. Learn about side effects, dosage, uses, an…

Do You Have Dry Eye?

Did you know that tearing is actually a common symptom of dry eye? Here’s a review of the symptoms and causes of dry eye.
The post Do You Have Dry Eye? appeared first on Retina Specialist | Fairfax, Virginia | Retinal Diseases.

New Dry Eye Treatments in the Pipeline

OSN: Several promising treatments are in the pipeline for dry eye, which is an “epidemic” and can drive patients to drink. Secretagogues stimulate the eye to produce its own tears, like Restasis. One is called Lancovutide which was originally used in cystic fibrosis. Rebamipide’s mechanism is to increase the mucin level in tears, which makes […]