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

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Kokke, K. H. ; Morris, J. A. ; Lawrenson, J. (2008)

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 su... View more
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