Dry eye disease affects many adults. Whether tear ducts do not produce anything or tears that are the wrong consistency, dry eyes can be painful and irritating. Finding a solution to dry eye disease has been extremely difficult. However, a new prescription has been approved by the FDA called Xiidra. In the developing of this prescription drug, the past difficulties and discoveries relating to dry eye disease were taken into consideration.
In the testing stages of the drug, 2,500 patients were given Xiidra to determine how people may react to it. In the studies, patients who used the eye drops twice each day experienced a decrease in symptoms of dry eye disease compared to those who were using a placebo. The prescription should be used for 12 weeks to achieve optimal results. As with any prescription, there is a risk of side effects, which include:
• Blurred vision
• Unusual taste sensation
• Eye irritation
• Reduced visual acuity
The number of people who experienced these adverse side effects was minimal; only 5 to 25 percent of patients experienced these reactions.
If you have experienced signs or symptoms of dry eye disease, you might want to consider asking your eye doctor about Xiidra. Dall Vision Without Limits in Canton at 734-981-5820 for more information of the new prescription eye drop for dry eye disease.