This is the third independently researched article that says Omega 3-Fatty Acids (otherwise know as “horse pills” in my office) help relieve dry eye symptoms, as well as contact lens induced dry eye ( the dreaded CLIDE).
This study looked mostly at symptoms, so, I don’t consider it the best design. Using almost 500 patients is good. The objective measures in this study do not show much improvement, but the subjective measures do!
I think the “objective” measures are old and hard to grade. There are new methods of tear analysis that look at the li9ght reflected from the tears in a much more standardized manner. We need to measure the effects of Omega FAs using this technique. In the meantime, there can be relief out there for Dry Eye symptoms!
Oral Omega-3 Fatty Acid Treatment for Dry Eye in Contact Lens Wearers
Bhargava, Rahul MS*; Kumar, Prachi MD†,