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The purpose of this study is to learn whether omega-3 fatty acid supplementation (taken by mouth), compared to a placebo, is effective in the treatment of signs and symptoms associated with dry eye disease.
Dry Eye is a disorder of the tear film due to tear deficiency or excessive tear evaporation which causes damage to the eye surface. It is associated with eye discomfort. Millions of adults suffer from dry eye disease. Research indicates that inflammation plays a key role in dry eye disease. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to decrease the inflammatory response.
This study hopes to discover more about the efficacy and tolerability of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation in the treatment of dry eye.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca [C188.8.131.524.550]
Fish Oil Soft Gel, Soybean Oil Soft Gel
The Ohio State University College of Optometry
Not yet recruiting
Ohio State University
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:22-0400
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