Cavanaugh Eye Center is now offering Xiidra (lifitegrast ophthalmic solution), a new treatment approach to chronic Dry Eye Disease (DED).
Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common disorders of the eye, with studies citing anywhere from 8-33% prevalence in the general population. Dry eye can be caused by either your tears evaporating too quickly or lack of adequate tear production. Symptoms may be constant or intermittent and include: fluctuating vision, blur, redness, burning, grittiness, feeling like something is in your eye, and even increased watery eyes.
Symptoms from dry eye are caused by inflammation on the ocular surface. Xiidra works to calm inflammation quickly and is safe to use long-term. The most common side effects to Xiidra are drop irritation and dysgeusia (short-term metallic taste).
If you are suffering from dry eye and are seeking relief. Call to schedule your full dry eye evaluation today.