publication . Article . 2008

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

Kokke, K. H.; Morris, J. A.; Lawrenson, J.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2008 Journal: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, volume 31, pages 141-146 (issn: 1367-0484, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Abstract Purpose 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. Methods The study design was randomised, double-masked and placebo controlled. 76 female soft contact lens wearers were treated for 6 months with either EPO or placebo (olive oil). Subjects underwent three examinations (baseline, 3 and 6 months). At each examinati...
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Medical Subject Headings: eye diseasessense organs
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publication . Article . 2008

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

Kokke, K. H.; Morris, J. A.; Lawrenson, J.;