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Oral antibiotic in the tetracycline family.


A short course of oral antibiotics is sometimes prescribed for dry eye patients with meibomian gland dysfunction. This is usually doxycycline, tetracycline or minocycline, with doxycycline probably the most frequently prescribed of the three for this purpose.



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