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Abstract: Fish oil & dry eye

Non news. Fish oil may help reverse dry eye. If you're not taking it already consider starting. Get a decent one though, not some rancid decades old generic.

Insight. 2008 Oct-Dec;33(4):20-5;
Omega 3 fatty acids and the eye.
Cakiner-Egilmez T.
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, 243 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA.

The health benefits of fish oil have been known for decades. Most of the health benefits of fish oil can be attributed to the presence of omega-3 essential fatty acids such as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Clinical studies have suggested that DHA and EPA lower triglycerides; slow the buildup of atherosclerotic plaques; lower blood pressure slightly; as well as reduce the risk of death, heart attack, and arrhythmias. Studies have also shown that omega-3 fatty acids may slow the progression of vision loss from AMD and reverse the signs of dry eye syndrome.
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