Supplements for Dry Eye
I've heard fish oil may be helpful for dry eye. Is this true? How much should I take?
Answer: Several small studies suggest that EPA and DHA from fish oil (sometimes in combination with other ingredients, such as
) can help to improve the symptoms of dry eye. For details, including formulas and dosage, see the black currant seed oil " What It Does" section of the Fish Oil Review >>
(applied directly to the eye, not taken orally) may also help for dry eye.
Castor oil eye drops
For people who suffer dry eye due to (an autoimmune condition), supplementation with flaxseed oil may be beneficial. See the Sjogren's syndrome "What to Consider When Using" section of the Flaxseed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Borage Oil, and Black Currant Oil Supplements Review >>
For information about supplements for other eye conditions, such as age-related macular degeneration, and our tests of related supplements, see the (Note: Several of these supplements contain DHA and EPA, but not in doses found to improve dry eye).
Vision Supplements Review >>
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I've been using a lutein supplement with 40 mg of lutein and am concerned that this dose may be too high. Are there known harmful side-effects? >>
Is it true that taking glucosamine might make my glaucoma worse? >>
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Can castor oil eye drops improve or dissolve cataracts? >>
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This CL Answer initially posted on 2/7/2017.
Last updated 9/20/2018.
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