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Fatty Acids Beneficial in Treatment for Dry Eye Syndrome


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- 4173 days ago - meei.harvard.edu
Boston, MA -- Eyes treated with Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) showed a significant reversal in epithelial damage to the cornea,the transparent dome that covers the pupil. (ALA) is a fatty acid that cannot be made by the body and must be supplied in the diet.



   

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Marian E (152)
Wednesday February 13, 2008, 3:23 am

I have a problem with dry eyes and had vitamins prescribed by my eye doctor. Took a look at them and they have ALA listed as an ingredient. The vitamins seem to help, so I guess I'll ask about these eye drops if they become available.

Thank you for keeping us up to date on all the latest medical testing.
 

Roger G (148)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 2:37 pm
great news, thanks !
 

Jeanne B (28)
Thursday February 2, 2012, 11:58 am
Suddenly my life has become unmanageable because the dryness in my eyes and yes, it looks as though I've aged 10 years. I wake up in the middle of the night because my eyes are so scratchy and painful even though they've been closed. So I'll definitely add ALA to the list of things I'm going to try, along with astaxanthin, buckhorn oil and turmeric. Thank you!
 
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