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Old 03-10-2003, 08:45 PM   #1
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Question Accutane and Dry Eye

I have been off accutane for approximately one and half years (I took 60 mg a day). I used to be able to year contacts, that is no longer the case. Since my accutane treatment, I wake up in the morning with pink/red eyes, which seems to be getting worse as time goes by. Also, I have noticed that my eyes seem to get drier and drier during the day. My ophthalmologist said that I have a very mild dryness of the eye and a mild light sensitivity and that my symptoms should improve. I would like to know if anyone else has experienced this after a course of accutane and if you did, did it ever went away? (The accutane brochure says the symptoms are only temporary and should go away... that has yet to happen.)
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Old 03-11-2003, 01:24 AM   #2
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Drye eyes were my problem indeed. I have written numerous answers/topics about it and other side-effects. So try to search posts by my nickname. All the best.

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Old 03-11-2003, 02:12 AM   #3
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same here, and my eyes are STILL dry after over a year off being off 'tane.

Old 03-11-2003, 09:39 AM   #4
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This is fumatore20. I just went back to the doctors today and he thought that I could have Allergic Conjunctivitis. He said that may be causing the dry eye. Is this possible? He said the dry eye effect of Accutane is not common and that we should be looking else where for the cause of my dry eye/light sensitivity. What do you guys think?


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