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Not All Omega-3 Supplements Are Created Equal

Posted by Talin Amadian on April 12, 2021 at 1:48 PM

Omega- 3 supplements have definitely been getting a lot of attention within the past few years. Many primary care physicians and cardiovascular specialists have been recommending high dose omega-3’s to help improve risk factors for cardiovascular disease as well as help in patients’ general health.

Omega-3’s found in supplements as well as food have been proven to cause a reduction of triglyceride levels, blood pressure and blood clots. They have also been shown to combat inflammation, a critical component of dry eye. However, other research has found that they may not even be effective at all.

Here’s what we know so far about omega-3’s and their relevance in dry eye treatment and management.

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Topics: Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Omega-3

4 Foods Rich in Omega 3 Fatty-Acids for Eye Health

Posted by Amanda Dexter on November 30, 2017 at 11:30 AM

We’ve all been told of the positive effects of taking omega 3 supplements for eye health, especially for the treatment of dry eye disease.

Studies have shown an improvement in tear osmolarity, tear break-up time, matrix metalloproteinase-9, and Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) symptom scores in patients adding omega 3s into their diet.

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Topics: Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Eye Health

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