Taking a daily supplement of fish oil can help save your eyesight, a new study has revealed. The findings come from the Advanced Eye Centre in Chandigarh, India, and have been unveiled at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Symposium in San Diego, USA. They found that omega-3 oil supplements can improve dry eye by as much as 105 per cent. Dry eyes is the world’s most common eye complaint, affecting up to 33% of the population.
Sufferers experience an itchy, stinging sensation along with pain and a sensitivity to light and if left untreated dry eye can cause long term damage, impaired vision and in some extreme cases even blindness. And for Dr David Allamby, a world-renowned specialist and laser eye surgeon, it’s welcome news indeed. “And because our western diets only exacerbate the problem, this new study could be vital in combating dry eyes.”