Omega 3 For Dry Eye

Omega-3 for you

Do your eyes itch, burn, or become excessively watery on occasion?  Then you may benefit from omega 3 supplementation.  In a recent study by  Wojtowicz JC and associates, subjects with dry eye were given an omega 3 supplement or placebo for 90 days.  At the end of the study 70% of the subjects receiving the omega 3 supplement no longer had dry eye symptoms vs only 7% of the placebo group.  Schirmer testing and fluorophotometry suggested that the improvement in symptoms were due to increased tear secretion in the subjects that took the omega 3 supplement.

By Dr. Cook, O.D.

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