Omega-3s are essential fatty acids that come in a long-chain form found in fish oil (EPA & DHA) and short-chain form founds in vegetable oils like flaxseed oil (ALA).
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LipiFlow is a device that uses thermal pulsation to treat meibomiang gland dysfunction. It is effective because it maintains an optimal heat of 42.5°C on both the outside and inside of the eyelids, on the top and bottom eyelids.
Artificial tears are the most frequently prescribed therapy for dry eye by optometrists and ophthalmologists1. They are easily accessible by patients, easy to use, and provide quick relief. The question is though, are lubricants a treatment for dry eye, or are they merely a form of palliative care? This article will answer these questions.
Eye care professionals are well-versed in prescribing warm compresses for dry eye treatment. However, it may not always be clear exactly what to recommend. I will attempt to answer all these questions, based on scientific evidence, to give you some clarity and definitiveness in your recommendations and outcomes.