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Good oils good eyes

One of the most common questions I get asked is what to do in terms of diet and eyes. There are so many supplements out there and it can be really confusing.

Omega 3s ( flaxseed oil, fish oil,krill oil) is one of the dietary additions that has the most evidence for helping with eye health. There have been a few large population studies which show that it helps with dry eyes and omega 3s is recommended by the current international guidelines for treatment of dry eye ( DEWS 2).

Omega 3s are also recommended for the prevention of macula degeneration, a condition which causes 50% of all cases of blindness in Australia. Omega 3s can be found in foods such as salmon and other kinds of fish and also walnuts. The Macular Disease Foundation www. has some excellent advice on nutrition for eyes.

Omega 3s can cause your blood to become thinner so consult your GP if you are on blood thinners or have issues such as reflux or a strong family history of prostate issues.

* Information on this blog is general in nature and should not be taken as professional medical advice or as a substitute for a consultation with a medical professional.

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