FDA Approves New Medication for Dry Eyes

August 14, 2016

The FDA has approved a new medication for dry eyes known as Xiidra ( lifitegrast ophthalmic solution )by Shire.

This is exciting news as it is the first medication that has been approved for dry eyes in over 10 years. 

 

 Xiidra is the first medication in a new class of drugs, called lymphocyte function-associated antigen 1 (LFA-1) antagonist, approved by the FDA for dry eye disease.

 

If you suffer from dry eyes and are looking for a new treatment please call the office for an evaluation.  

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