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    http://ois.net/xiidra-prior-to-shire...t-for-dry-eye/

    'Shire scored a huge win this summer by securing FDA approval of Xiidra. Hear from three principals of SARcode Bioscience, the start-up that discovered the Dry Eye treatment then known as lifitegrast.'

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26807723 Ocul Surf. 2016 Apr;14(2):207-15. doi: 10.1016/j.jtos.2016.01.001. Epub 2016 Jan 22.
    Lifitegrast, a Novel Integrin Antagonist for Treatment of Dry Eye Disease. Perez VL1, Pflugfelder SC2, Zhang S3, Shojaei A3, Haque R3.

    'The etiology of dry eye disease (DED) is complex and not yet fully understood, but the disease is now recognized as being associated with ocular surface inflammation. The latest advances in the understanding of the pathophysiology of DED have directed the focus of recent drug development to target the inflammatory pathways involved in the disease. Lifitegrast is a novel small molecule integrin antagonist that inhibits T cell-mediated inflammation by blocking the binding of two important cell surface proteins (lymphocyte function-associated antigen 1 and intercellular adhesion molecule 1), thus lessening overall inflammatory responses. This review highlights the role of T cells and integrins in the inflammatory process involved in the pathophysiology of DED and outlines the scientific rationale for the role of lifitegrast. In addition, the preclinical development, pharmacological properties, clinical efficacy, and safety of lifitegrast are described.' [Elsevier Open Access]
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    Been using it for 6 weeks with NO improvement

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    • #3
      Gave up after 2 weeks of horrible burning on instillation, blurred vision for a good 30 minutes after instillation and worsening of irritation-anything that hurts this much to put in your eye can't be good!

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