Nutritional supplements drive significant improvement in dry eye symptoms, study finds

Postmenopausal patients with moderate-to-severe keratoconjunctivitis sicca may benefit from supplementats with gamma-linolenic acid and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids for treatment of tear dysfunction, according to a study.“Nutritional supplementation with black currant seed oil [gamma-linolenic acid] and fish oil [omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids] should be considered in the treatment of tear dysfunction to decrease irritation symptoms and prevent exacerbations in ocular surface inflammation and corneal epithelial disease,” the study authors said.

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