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Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation and Dry Eye

2014-08-27 03:13:22 | BioPortfolio

Summary

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.

Description

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.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca [C11.187.183.394.550]

Intervention

Fish Oil Soft Gel, Soybean Oil Soft Gel

Location

The Ohio State University College of Optometry
Columbus
Ohio
United States
43210

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Ohio State University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:22-0400

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