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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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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 causes chronic dry eyes?

What causes chronic dry eyes?

Causes of dry eyes: Dry eyes can be caused many reasons. They can be aggravated by allergies. Tears can diminish as we age or with hormonal changes and contact lens wear. Many medicines can cause dryness such as some high blood pressure meds and diuretics. ...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

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Dry eyes, blinks alot.. Is this bad?

Dry eyes, blinks alot.. Is this bad?

See an eye doctor: Dry eyes are caused by decreased production of water, oil or mucus by the tear glands. The irritated eye sends feedback to the tears glands to create more tears, and blinks more frequently in order to push more tears onto the eye surface. If you are this dry you should have an eye doctor evaluate you for the cause of your condition, as well as to start a treatment regimen that can greatly help you. ...Read more

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What do dry eyes vs contacts feel like?

What do dry eyes vs contacts feel like?

Variable: Dry eyes can be severe and uncomfortable despite treatments whereas contacts typically may be uncomfortable at first, but with a normal eye and a proper fitting, usually a lens with the correct shape and oxygen diffusion can eventually work and not cause discomfort. ...Read more

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What is the brand of contacts for dry eyes?

None really: It is better to treat the dry eyes and solve this problem than to worry about the brand of contact lens. Talk with your ophthalmologist about the treatment options. ...Read more

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Please help! what are the signs of dry eyes?

Please help! what are the signs of dry eyes?

Dry eye symptoms: Include dryness, blurry vision, redness, irritation, foreign body sensation and even excess tearing. ...Read more

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What to do if I have dry eyes, what should I do?

What to do if I have dry eyes, what should I do?

Artificial tears: There are a ton of treatment options for dry eye. The first line of treatment are artificial tears that you buy over the counter. There are numerous drops and gel-drops that are effective. If this isn't enough, go to an ophthalmologist who can try more advanced treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the cure for dry eyes?

None.: There is no real cure, but there are many treatment options. Discuss this with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How to treat dry eyes from contacts?

How to treat dry eyes from contacts?

Rewetting drops: If one has dry eye from the use of contacts one should think of laser correction. If dry eye existed prior to contact lens wear then consistent use of cl rewetting drops during the daily wear would help. Assuming that the lenses are removed and stored every night it would also be helpful to use lubricants at night such as gel drops which are thicker than normal rewetting or regular dry eye drops. ...Read more

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