The Eye Center Expands Dry Eye Treatment Options with Xiidra

Columbia, S.C. — The Eye Center is pleased to offer its patients access to a new prescription treatment for the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease. Xiidra, a simple eye drop used two times a day, may provide the relief so many patients find elusive.

“The stinging, burning, redness and pain often associated with dry eye disease can be difficult to successfully treat in some cases,” say the doctors at The Eye Center. “Xiidra is the first prescription eye drop that’s received FDA approval for treating both the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease.”

Developed by Shire, Xiidra is a 5% prescription eye drop that is used twice a day to treat symptoms associated with dry eye disease. Available in single-dose containers, the medication is specifically packaged to help ensure proper dosing and sanitary delivery. Suitable for contact lens wearers, the medication does require the removal of lenses before application and for 15 minutes after.

Dry eye disease is a common condition that arises when the eye does not produce tears properly or when tears are not of the correct consistency. This can give rise to painful symptoms, including redness, inflammation and burning. If left unchecked, dry eye may lead to ulcers on the cornea in extreme cases.

“Chronic dry eye can interfere in daily life by making it difficult for sufferers to perform normal activities that require sustained use of the eyes, such as reading or working on a computer,​” the doctors say. ​”Xiidra is designed to treat these symptoms so patients can enjoy their normal activities without discomfort.​”

The Eye Center specializes in the treatment of dry eye disease and a host of other common vision complaints. It also offers such cutting-edge treatments as LipiFlow for the treatment of dry eye brought on by Meibomian gland dysfunction, or MGD for short.

To find out more about Xiidra or other dry eye treatments, consult with the doctors at The Eye Center or visit the practice online at

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The Eye Center is the leading refractive practice in South Carolina, providing full service eye care and specializing in Refractive Surgery – Lasik, AST, PRK, PRELEX, as well as Corneal Transplant and Cataract Surgery.

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