RESTASIS® and RESTASIS MultiDose® Ophthalmic Emulsion help increase your eyes’ natural ability to produce tears, which may be reduced by inflammation due to Chronic Dry Eye. Just as it took time for your type of Dry Eye disease to develop, it will take time for RESTASIS® or RESTASIS MultiDose® to help you make more of your own real tears. In a 6-month study, patients made significantly more of their own real tears. Use 1 drop twice a day in each eye, 12 hours apart —every day.
Xiidra is a prescription eye drop solution used to treat the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease by targeting inflammation. Inflammation in the eye is caused by two cells that latch onto each other. Xiidra works by blocking one of the receptors on the cells, keeping the cells from connecting, therefore decreasing inflammation in dry eye patients. Its common to experience some minor side effects during the first two weeks of use, but after those two weeks you should begin to experience dry eye relief!
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Coritcosteroid drops are commonly used for decreasing inflammation, much like Xiidra, but work differently. Corticosteroids mimic the effects of hormones your body produces naturally in your adrenal glands, which sit on top of your kidneys. When prescribed in doses that exceed your body's usual levels, corticosteroids suppress inflammation. It prevents the body from releasing the cells that cause inflammation. Durezol is the most common steroid drop we prescribe for dry eye issues.