WHAT IS DRY EYE?
Dry eye is a condition in which your eyes either don’t make enough tears, or make tears of poor quality.
Tears help your eyes stay healthy.
- They nourish your eyes and protect them. However, patients with Dry Eye
don't produce enough tears or produce tears of poor quality
Inflammation is a key driver of Dry Eye.
- Inflammation causes your eyes to get stressed. Your stressed-out eyes may produce
less tears or tears of poor quality. This may cause your eyes to become more inflamed
The cycle of inflammation is one of the reasons Dry Eye is so frustrating.
- Know what else is frustrating? That all those over-the-counter eye drops can’t do anything about underlying inflammation. ONLY PRESCRIPTION EYE DROPS LIKE EYSUVIS CAN TARGET INFLAMMATION
Symptoms and Causes
of Dry Eye
Dry Eye symptoms can show up in many ways. Some common symptoms include:
- Ocular discomfort
- Feeling like something is in your eye
- Watery eyes (your body’s response
to Dry Eye irritation)
- Blurred vision or eye fatigue
There are many causes of Dry Eye,
as well. Some common causes include:
- Getting older
- Using devices like computers or phones
- Wearing contact lenses
- Windy, cold, or dry places
- Seasonal allergies
- Eye surgeries (eg, cataract, LASIK)
- Certain medications
NOTE: Not all of these Dry Eye symptoms were measured
in clinical trials for EYSUVIS.
People experience Dry Eye differently.
Talk to your eye care professional. He or she will ask you a few questions and may run a few simple tests. If you are diagnosed with Dry Eye, you have treatment options.
WHY Artificial Tears
MAY NOT BE Enough
You’ve probably been to the pharmacy looking for some help with Dry Eye. If you have, then you know:
There are a lot of over-the-counter eye drops, or artificial tears.
They usually provide temporary relief. But here’s the thing: NONE of them target a key cause
of Dry Eye—inflammation.
EYSUVIS is different—it’s a prescription eye drop that targets inflammation and works quickly* to help give you Dry Eye relief.
What Are Dry Eye Flares?
Dry Eye Flares are times when you experience worsening symptoms. Your eyes feel worse for
a few days to a couple of weeks at a time.
You have more itchiness. Worse stinging.
More burning. Blurrier vision.
And whether you use over-the-counter eye drops or daily, chronic prescription medicine, your symptoms
still sometimes get worse.
It’s OK to be fed up with all of that. But you can do something about it.
The first step is asking yourself: Do I have
Dry Eye Flares?
Triggers of Dry Eye Flares
Unfortunately, there are a lot of things that can make
the symptoms of Dry Eye worse and cause DRY EYE FLARES.
Some COMMON TRIGGERS
OF DRY EYE FLARES are:
- Seasonal allergies
- Contact lenses
- Air conditioning
- Certain medicines
- Use of digital devices
(eg, phones, computers, etc)
- Eye surgeries
- Airplane travel
If you run into any of these triggers, the symptoms of your Dry Eye may suddenly get worse. It’s tough to plan for experiencing a trigger and it’s tough to plan for DRY EYE FLARES.
When DRY EYE FLARES happen, you’ll probably want a medicine that acts quickly* to help relieve your symptoms: a prescription eye drop like EYSUVIS.
Dry Eye Flares Are Common
If you think you might have DRY EYE FLARES, then you probably do. In fact, most people
with Dry Eye have DRY EYE FLARES.
Three recent patient surveys of a total of 1182 people with Dry Eye found that
OF PATIENTS WITH DRY EYE
And if you have Dry Eye Flares, you may want an eye drop that works fast* to deliver relief. EYSUVIS CAN HELP.
Talk to your eye care professional about
EYSUVIS at your next visit.
Join the growing number of people looking for quick* relief from their Dry Eye Flares.
Ask about EYSUVIS!
*In a clinical trial program with 2871 patients with Dry Eye, patients using EYSUVIS showed significant reduction in the symptoms of Dry Eye (ocular discomfort) as early as Day 4 after starting treatment (versus placebo). Symptoms continued to improve up to the end of the treatment period (Day 15). Patients taking EYSUVIS also showed significant reduction in signs of Dry Eye (eye redness) at Day 15 versus placebo.
EYSUVIS should not be used if you have a viral infection in your eye. Talk to your doctor before using EYSUVIS if you think you may have a viral, bacterial, or fungal eye infection.
Your doctor should examine your eyes before prescribing EYSUVIS, to check for increased eye pressure or damage to the surface of the eye. Consult your doctor if pain, redness, itching, or inflammation develops or gets worse.
Wash your hands well before each use. Do not allow the dropper tip to touch any surface, as this may contaminate the suspension. Shake the bottle for two to three seconds before using. If a dose is missed, take the missed dose when remembered.
Remove contact lenses before using EYSUVIS; they may be reinserted 15 minutes later.
The most common adverse drug reaction following the use of EYSUVIS for two weeks was instillation site pain, which was reported in 5% of patients.
EYSUVIS is a corticosteroid indicated for the short-term (up to two weeks) treatment of the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease.
Please see full Prescribing Information.