Fish Oil Supplements and Dry Eye9:59 PM
When artificial tears fail to treat my patients with dry eye, there are a number of alternatives available (click on Patient Guides and Dry Eye to see them all!) Omega 3 supplements (fish oil) are a great possibility for using a nutritional additive to increase tear film production. Many of my patients being monitored for blood pressure issues are already taking fish oil supplements, but new information is casting doubts on the use of fish oil for heart health. Fish oil still definitely has its place in the ocular medicine world. Here is an overview of what we know now.
|The meibomian glands can become clogged (they look like white or yellow caps in the above photo) and|
thus prevent tear film from passing through every time you blink. Photo via westsideoptometrynow.com