Monday, May 11, 2015

Omega 3’s Can Help Dry Eyes

There is general agreement that Omega 3 fatty acids found in fish and fish oils reduces mortality from cardiovascular disease including sudden death, cardiac death and myocardial infarction. But, did you know that Omega 3 supplements can also help dry eyes and symptoms of dry eye?

 Research on Dry Eye & Omega 3 Supplements
According to researchers reporting in Clinical Ophthalmology taking dietary supplements that contain a combination of Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants can be helpful in the treatment of dry eye symptoms. They looked at the effectiveness and tolerability of dietary supplements containing a combination of Omega-3 essential fatty acids and antioxidants for help for dry eye symptoms and complaints. The researchers wanted to know if the dry eye diet supplements helped scratchy and stinging sensation in the eyes, eye redness, grittiness, painful eyes, tired eyes, grating sensation, and blurry vision. All individual symptoms improved significantly from an average rating of 11.9 to 6.8 after the 12 weeks of treatment indicating that dietary supplementation with a combination of Omega-3 essential fatty acids and antioxidants was an effective treatment for dry eye.

If you or someone you know suffers from symptoms of dry eye or needs help for dry eye symptoms and wants to know more about Omega 3 and antioxidant supplements please schedule an appointment at Alabama Eye & Cataract Center in Birmingham by calling 205-930-0930, visiting Alabama Eye & Cataract Center or

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