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Dry Eyes.. Beta Blockers

I had LASIK a year ago and have had dry eyes ever since.  I believe it may be caused by the Inderal I am taking daily for Hypertension.  Is this possible?  I am taking 80 mg Inderal LA each morning.  The dry eyes begin around 2 PM daily.

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Read all the postings about the diagnosis and treatment of dry eyes. Beta blockers are not a medication that would likely make dry eyes develop or get worse.

JCH III MD
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Dry eye syndrome is very common after Lasik.  Mine turned into corneal erosion.    There is an explosion of research now on Lactoferrin (a lipid in tears) for many purposes: ulcers, gastrointestinal flora balance, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, osteoporosis,  autoimmune disorders such as arthritis, dry eye syndrome, et al.
Here is a url that might interest you re dry eye syndrome:

http://abstracts.iovs.org/cgi/content/abstract/46/5/2046

This particular study used 270 mg per day.
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