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Are there any vitamins or supplements/herbs that can cause dry eye syndrome? Please list them if there are.

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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The National Eye Institute, in "Facts About Dry Eye" identifies prescription medications such as antihistamines, decongestants, anti-depressants as frequent causes of dry eye, but makes only the broad statement "both excessive and insufficient dosages of vitamins can contribute to dry eye.
" Anti-oxidant/fish oil sources are promoted as helpful, as is vitamin E, evening primrose oil, flax seed

In brief: Perhaps some help

The National Eye Institute, in "Facts About Dry Eye" identifies prescription medications such as antihistamines, decongestants, anti-depressants as frequent causes of dry eye, but makes only the broad statement "both excessive and insufficient dosages of vitamins can contribute to dry eye.
" Anti-oxidant/fish oil sources are promoted as helpful, as is vitamin E, evening primrose oil, flax seed
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