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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. Tulay_Cakiner-Egilmez@meei.harvard.edu

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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