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Abstract: Dry eye from systemic drugs

This is just a very brief abstract but I thought it was encouraging that dry eye was at the top of the list of ocular side effects being looked at in systemic drugs.

Ocular Complications of Systemic Medications.
Am J Med Sci. 2010 Dec 6. [Epub ahead of print]
Blomquist PH.
From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.

Systemic medications can have adverse effects on the eyes that range from dry eye syndrome, keratitis and cataract to blinding complications of toxic retinopathy and optic neuropathy. This review focuses on major drugs with common ocular side effects and highlights more recently recognized associations with systemic medications. Recommendations for ocular monitoring are given for medications with frequent and/or severe adverse ocular effects.