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OMEGA! Diabetes and Dry Eye Disease

Date: Fri 23/07/2021

Provider: Mivision

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Event Type(s): Article

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Name: Mivision

Email: nikki@mivision.com.au


Diabetes mellitus is associated with meibomian gland dysfunction, which makes up a significant portion of dry eye disease (DED). As DED progresses, the clinical symptoms of both aqueous-deficient and evaporative dry eye worsen, impacting patient quality of life. New research has found that the adjunct use of omega-3 fish oils may be a safe option for first-line management of DED and chronic ocular surface inflammation. Dr Amira Howari describes how n-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) have been shown to resolve the inflammatory process and modulate angiogenesis.

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