Our expert says:
Oratane can cause blurred vision and dry eyes but it is very unlikely that you will develop blindness when you are using artificial tears ( the cornea is affected and if your eyes are very dry may develop ulcers) One can develop Night blindness temporarily. I think you should ask your opthalmologist to check your eyes for you every 6-8 weeks to ensure that everything is still fine.
"Dry eyes: severely dry eyes are sore and red. There is a risk of conjunctivitis and/or keratitis, an inflammatory condition of the cornea. Rarely, this scars. Stop your isotretinoin and contact your dermatologist if you have sore red eyes that fail to improve with "artificial tears" (eye drops). Sometimes, paradoxically, patients complain of watery eyes. Do not start wearing contact lenses for the first time while you are taking isotretinoin.
ye problems: night blindness and slow adaptation to the dark. This arises because isotretinoin replaces retinoic acid on receptors on the rods, the cells in the retina that enable us to see in poor light. Drivers may experience increased glare from car headlights at night. If you have eye problems, do not drive or pilot a plane after dark. Discuss your visual problems with your dermatologist; a lower dose of isotretinoin may be advised or you may need to consult an ophthalmologist. Cataracts have rarely been reported.
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