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Can omega-3 fats help prevent dry eye syndrome?

Laura C. Fine, MD
Ophthalmology
One study found that women who ate plenty of omega-3 fats (a healthy fat found in tuna, salmon, and other fatty fish, as well as in flaxseed) were less likely to develop dry eye syndrome (a decline in tear production) than women who rarely ate such fats. Tuna in particular seemed to be the most beneficial.

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