FOR MOST PATIENTS, DRY EYE SYMPTOMS HAVE ANEPISODIC IMPACT

FLARES: THE SPEED BUMPS OF DRY EYE

Most patients with Dry Eye suffer from short-term, episodic exacerbations—Dry Eye Flares.1-3
Many patients don’t suffer from continuous symptoms.3

Inflammation is a KEY DRIVER OF THE PATHOGENESIS AND SYMPTOMATOLOGY of Dry Eye4,5

The symptoms of Dry Eye, such as
ocular discomfort, grittiness, itchiness, stinging, tired eyes, and blurred vision, can have a substantial impact on quality of life (QOL)6

  • PATIENTS WITH DRY EYE WERE APPROXIMATELY
    3X MORE LIKELY
    to have problems with reading, engaging in professional work, using a computer, watching television, or driving7
  • OCULAR SURFACE DAMAGE CAN
    COMPROMISE THE RESULTS
    of corneal, cataract, and refractive surgery6

The symptoms of Dry Eye often manifest as short-term, episodic exacerbations—Dry Eye Flares1-3

EPISODIC FLARE Is a Common Feature of Chronic Inflammatory Diseases such as Dry Eye

Many chronic diseases have episodic exacerbations of signs and symptoms versus consistent, continuous disease. These episodic exacerbations are often called ‘flares.8

These diseases include:

Asthma / Uveitis / Sjögren’s syndrome / Rheumatoid arthritis / Lupus erythematosus

DRY EYE HAS A SIMILAR PATTERN.9

Dry Eye Flares are rapid-onset, inflammation-driven responses to a variety of triggers, which may not be adequately managed with a patient’s ongoing maintenance therapy, such as artificial tears and daily, chronic Rx therapies5,10-12

Triggers may include seasonal allergies, A/C use, digital screen time, air travel, contact lens wear, medications, and cataract and refractive surgery6,13,14

  • ~80%

    OF PATIENTS WITH DRY EYE

    SUFFER FLARES1-3

  • 45%

    OF PATIENTS WITH DRY EYE REPORT HAVING

    PRIMARILY FLARES

    INSTEAD OF CONTINUOUS SYMPTOMS3

Yet ECPs say thatONLY

~40%

OF THEIR PATIENTS SUFFER FROM DRY EYE FLARES15†

Have your patients discussed their Dry Eye Flares with you?

UNCOVERING DRY EYE FLARES

Questions you can ask to learn if your patients are experiencing Dry Eye Flares:

  • Are there times (episodes) when your Dry Eye symptoms become more severe and your eyes feel worse than they typically feel?
  • Do you have these episodes even when you take artificial tears or Rx therapy?

If your patients answer 'Yes,' they could be experiencing Dry Eye Flares.

*Data based on:

  • Study of Dry Eye Sufferers conducted by Multi-sponsor Surveys, Inc; trended series; 2018 study, 15th in series (N=751)2; 2020 study, 16th in series (N=774)3
  • 2018 Lieberman Dry Eye Patient Survey (N=297)1,2

Based on 2020 Reason Research, LLC ECP survey (N=101 ophthalmologists and N=100 optometrists).15

Artificial tears do not address underlying inflammation and provide only symptomatic, transient relief16

In a Recent Survey,

~80%

OF PATIENTS USING ARTIFICIAL TEARS AND/OR OTHER CURRENTLY AVAILABLE DRY EYE PRODUCTS REPORTED THAT THEY STILL SUFFER FLARES15*

  • Dry Eye can have a substantial impact on patients’ quality of life6
  • Many patients with Dry Eye suffer primarily Dry Eye Flares, instead of continuous symptoms3
  • Your patients may be suffering from Dry Eye Flares, but not discussing them with you1-3

Ask your patients
about their experience with Dry Eye Flares

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*Data based on the 2018 Lieberman Dry Eye Patient Survey (N=297).