I have sore red burning eyes after taking accutane and was told i have meibomian gland disfunction and there are no other possible causes for this or for my young age and i have been tetsted for illness which are all negative?
Can Accutane Cause Meibomian Gland Dysfunction?
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Accutane can cause dry eyes
Yes, Accutane can cause dry eyes, but nothing permanent. You can use regular over the counter saline drops to help with this. Simply, Accutane dries up your glands, so people on Accutane often get dry lips, dry noses, and dry eyes. It's nothing that bad and as your body recreates moisture again, the problem should resolve. In the meantime, use saline drops.
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