Nutritional supplements for dry eye syndrome

Allison L. Rand, Penny Asbell

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Abstract

Purpose of review: Essential fatty acids have been of interest in the treatment of systemic and ocular diseases, and is most recently of interest in the area of dry eye disease. Recent findings: Systemic and topical omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids have been used recently as an adjunctive treatment for patients with dry eye disease. They appear to have efficacy against the symptoms of dry eye that many patients experience. This symptom is postulated to be secondary to the anti-inflammatory effects that have been previously described. Although this effect is promising, more investigation is warranted in order to standardize indication for use, and composition and dosing for treatment. Summary: The use of essential fatty acids as a nutritional supplement is a novel treatment for patients with dry eye syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-282
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Opinion in Ophthalmology
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2011

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Dry Eye Syndromes
Eye Diseases
Essential Fatty Acids
Omega-6 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Therapeutics
Anti-Inflammatory Agents

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  • Ophthalmology

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Nutritional supplements for dry eye syndrome. / Rand, Allison L.; Asbell, Penny.

In: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology, Vol. 22, No. 4, 01.07.2011, p. 279-282.

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Rand, Allison L. ; Asbell, Penny. / Nutritional supplements for dry eye syndrome. In: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology. 2011 ; Vol. 22, No. 4. pp. 279-282.
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