Anxiety and Depression may be tied to dry eye disease

Researchers examined records of 460, 611 patients in a retrospective case-control study to determine the odds ratios for dry eye disease and anxiety and depression. There were 7,207 patients with dry eye syndrome while 20,004 had anxiety and 30,100 had depression. Researchers then adjusted the odds ratio between dry eye and anxiety and that came […]

VisiVite’s Dry Eye Relief praised during ASCRS meeting

VisiVite’s Dry Eye Relief TG-1000 is one of only four dry eye vitamins that are made using the preferred triglyceride form of omega 3 fatty acids, reported Dr. Eric Donnenfeld, in a presentation at the annual American Society of Cataract and Refractive Specialists meeting in San Diego. Dr. Donnenfeld noted that study results showed that […]

Chronic pain syndrome linked to higher incidence of Dry Eye Syndrome

The British Journal of Ophthalmology online published a recent study that was conducted in the United Kingdom. The study shed light on the prevalence of the disease in women in the UK. Study findings revealed that 1 in 10 women in the United Kingdom suffer from Dry Eye. A questionnaire was given to 3824 female […]

Don’t let winter put the big chill on your eyes

The extreme cold of this winter can have deleterious effects on your health, and that could even include your eyes. The combination of dry indoor heat and cold, dry outdoor air leaves your eyes vulnerable to becoming dry and the incidence of dry-eye syndrome is more common during the winter months. Low humidty factors into […]

Women with high cholesterol face higher risk of dry eye syndrome

A recent study reveals that women who have high cholesterol have a higher risk of developing dry eye syndrome than those with normal cholesterol levels. Men with high cholesterol were also at risk but the rate was higher among women. Researchers at St. Mary’s Hospital in Seoul, South Korea analyzed health and nutrition data of […]

Postmenopausal women more prone to dry eye symptoms

Recent study results revealed that a substantial number of postmenopausal women suffer from dry eye related to the dysfunction of the meibomian gland. The study evaluated 939 postmenopausal women having an average age of 65 years for dry eye utilizing the Schirmer’s test, meibomian gland status and symptoms. The dry eye classifications fell into one […]

Omega-3 consumption beneficial in treating dry eye

A recent study involving 64 patients suffering from dry eye symptoms revealed that the intake of omega-3 fatty acids resulted in a decrease in the rate of tear evaporation, an increase in tear secretion and overall improvement in dry eye symptoms. The results were published in AAO Journal online. The study participants were between the […]

Sjogren’s syndrome linked to improperly functioning immune cells

Sjogren’s syndrome is a rare condition that causes severe dry eyes and mouth and new research points to a link between the condition and improperly functioning natural killer cells. The study was conducted by the National Institute of Health and Medical Research in France and results were published in the Science Translational Medicine journal. The […]

Omega-3s reduce dry eye syndrome symptoms

Omega-3 fatty acids have repeatedly shown an ability to help relieve symptoms of dry eye syndrome. Results from a recent study noting the benefits of omega-3s in treating dry eye syndrome were published in Ophthalmology online. Sixty-four patients were involved in the study which focused on whether omega-3 fatty acids could improve dry eye symptoms. […]

Rheumatoid arthritis treatment may help those with dry eye syndrome

A recent study examined whether the medicine used to treat rheumatoid arthritis could potentially help people who suffer from dry eye syndrome. The medicine, anakinra, is used to reduce swelling in painful joints and researchers wanted to see if it could reduce the swelling associated with dry eye syndrome. The study involved 75 people with […]