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Dry eye signs, symptoms improve with re-esterified omega-3

August 19, 2016

Researchers confirmed the improvement in the signs and symptoms for dry eye after 12 weeks and support the recommendation that dietary supplementation of re-esterified omega-3 fatty acids should be included as a primary therapy, according to a study in Cornea.

The multicenter, placebo-controlled, double-masked study involved 105 subjects randomized to receive four softgels containing a total of 1,680 mg of eicosapentaenoic acid/560 mg of docosahexaenoic acid or a control of 3,136 mg of linoleic acid, daily for 12 weeks. Mean patient age was 56.8 years, with 54 subjects randomized to omega-3 group and 51 subjects to the control group.

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