Omega 3 Fatty Acids Improve Dry Eye Symptoms in Visual Display Terminal Users | PracticeUpdate

Omega 3 Fatty Acids Improve Dry Eye Symptoms in Visual Display Terminal Users | PracticeUpdate.

 

  • In this study of the effects of omega 3 fatty acids (O3FAs) on dry eye symptoms and clinical signs in a population of symptomatic video terminal display users (average computer time of 8 hours/day), the authors show that 2400 mg/day of O3FAs for a minimum of 30 days will not only significantly improve dry eye symptoms but also tear break-up time and conjunctival impression cytology (both noted at 45 days). Although Schirmer test values did not improve significantly, the authors suggest that a longer treatment time may be necessary for measurable improvement in tear production.

  • Use of O3FAs improved dry eye symptoms, tear break-up time, and conjunctival impression cytology in symptomatic individuals who averaged 8 hours/day on the computer.


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