Evidence backs fish oil for dry eye fix

Causes are multifactorial resulting in reduced tear quantity and ocular surface sensitivity leading to eye inflammation. 1 Management is based on reducing eye inflammation. Treatments include topical artificial tear products and lubricants, tear retention management, stimulation of tear secretion and anti-inflammatory drugs. 1

Omega-3 PUFAs derived from fish oils are known to have anti-inflammatory effects which are thought to explain their cardioprotective benefits. 2 Two recent meta-analyses suggest omega-3 fatty acids (Ω-3 FAs