Oral omega-6 essential fatty acid treatment in contact lens associated dry eye.

Kokke, K. H., Morris, J. A. & Lawrenson, J. (2008). Oral omega-6 essential fatty acid treatment in contact lens associated dry eye.. Contact Lens & Anterior Eye, 31(3), pp. 141-146. doi: 10.1016/j.clae.2007.12.001

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Abstract

Symptoms of dry eye are commonly reported in contact lens wearers and are a frequent cause of non-tolerance. The purpose of the present study is to evaluate the effects of oral treatment with particular omega-6 fatty acids in the form of evening primrose oil (EPO) on subjective symptoms, ocular surface signs and tear film characteristic in patients with contact lens associated dry eye.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Administration, Oral, Adult, Capsules, Contact Lenses, Hydrophilic, Double-Blind Method, Dry Eye Syndromes, Fatty Acids, Omega-6, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Middle Aged, Oenothera biennis, Plant Oils, Questionnaires
Subjects: R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
Divisions: School of Health Sciences > Department of Optometry & Visual Science
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/3264

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