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Scott Med J. 2012 May;57(2):121. doi: 10.1258/smj.2011.012011.

Dry eyes can be exacerbated by systemic antihypertensive medication.

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Corneo Plastic Unit, Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, UK.

Abstract

Dry eye disease (DED) is a frequent problem in ophthalmology, causing considerable morbidity. DED is a multifactorial disease and requires a comprehensive approach in identifying the potential contributing factors. Often, clinicians overlook the fact that systemic medications are a cause of dry eye. We report two patients who developed symptoms and signs of DED secondary to systemic antihypertensive medication that improved following cessation of systemic medication.

PMID:
22555237
DOI:
10.1258/smj.2011.012011
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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