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Is it normal to experience dry eyes from accutane?

Is it normal to experience dry eyes from accutane?

Accutane: Is a very common cause of dry eyes, mouth and skin. Often, patients who use this medication need to use lubricating drops to help their symptoms. In addition, use of Accutane sometimes causes problems wearing contact lenses. Discuss your options with your eye physician. ...Read more

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Dry Eyes (Definition)

Dry eyes is a clinical finding in which a person's eyes are not properly lubricated with tears. This may be due to excessive heat, dehydration, ...Read more


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What to do about permanent dry eyes due to accutane?

What to do about permanent dry eyes due to accutane?

Usually short term: Accutane commonly causes redness and irritation which mostly goes away after discontinuation of the product. Some have subclinical dryness which is pushed over into chronic dryness after the use of Accutane but this is very uncommon. If you are having this symptoms discuss with the dermatologist who prescribed the agent and you might need a referral to an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What can I do for permanent dry eyes due to accutane?

What can I do for permanent dry eyes due to accutane?

See ophthalmologist: Dry eyes due to accutane will be normal a week after you stop. There are other things that may cause dry eyes. Some are serious. ...Read more

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Hello .I have dry eyes and taking restasis for that and i had big dose of rai in may for thyroid cancer can I take Accutane to treat acne.

Hello .I have dry eyes and taking restasis for that and i had big dose of rai in may for thyroid cancer can I take Accutane to treat acne.

Dry eyes ; accutane: Accutane is very, very drying. If you already have severe dry eyes, you should see your eye doctor and discuss the risks of making your eyes even dryer. Your doctor may be able to help increase your eye's lubrication with the placement of punctal plugs. But the key next step is to see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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I have dry eyes and take restasis for that and i had a big dose of rai for thyroid cancer can I take Accutane to treat acne since it cause dry eyes to?

I have dry eyes and take restasis for that and i had a big dose of rai for thyroid cancer can I take Accutane to treat acne since it cause dry eyes to?

Small risk: Accutane can cause conjunctival irritation and secondarily eye dryness. If your eyes are dry to begin with and you add the dryness of accutane, then your dryness can increase. At your age i would have expected acne to be attenuated but you certainly can try Accutane with an understanding of the risks. ...Read more

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How to cure dry eyes?

How to cure dry eyes?

No cure: Dr eye syndrome can be mild moderate or severe. It's chronic and not curable only treatable. ...Read more

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What could cause dry eyes?

What could cause dry eyes?

Dry eyes: Are caused by a deficiency of the tears which your eyes produce. Typically there is no specific cause found for dry eyes, but symptoms can be caused by other eye conditions, both infectious and inflammatory. If you are having significant problems, then you should see your ophthalmologist for a complete exam. ...Read more

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What do dry eyes feel like?

Dry eye: Dry eye = irritation, scratchiness, foreign body sensation, blurred vision, eye strain or fatigue, eye pain, headache. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of dry eyes?

Many.....: Most common are burning, blurry vision and scratchy or foreign body sensation. ...Read more

Taking Accutane (Definition)

Accutane (Isotretinoin) is a powerful medicine that treats acne. It is known to cause severe birth defects if a woman becomes ...Read more