The Dry Eye Zone
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Did you know?

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Did you know? 170 drugs cause or contribute to dry eye

Did you know?

There are 170 different systemic drugs known or suspected to cause, contribute to or aggravate dry eye.

At the highest level, it looks like this…

  • Analgesics (11)

  • Anesthesia (2)

  • Anticholinergic, including:

    • Antiarrythmic/Bronchodilating (9)

    • Antihistamine (21)

    • Anti-Parkinson’s (9)

    • Antipsychotic (23)

    • Antispasmodic (8)

    • Decongestant (5)

  • Antihypertensive (21)

  • Antileprosy (1)

  • Antimalarial (2)

  • Antineoplastic (12)

  • Anxiolytic/hypnotic (6)

  • Chelator/calcium regulator (4)

  • Depressant (1)

  • Herbal and vitamins (4)

  • Hormonal (8)

  • Neurotoxin (2)

  • Sedative (2)

TFOS DEWS II, Iatrogenic dry eye report, (Gomes et al, The Ocular Surface, 2017) Table 3