Omega-3 fish oil is beneficial for glaucoma.

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Omega-3 (Fish Oil) For Glaucoma

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Omega-3 for Glaucoma: does it help reduce glaucoma and why?

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Omega-3 (Fish Oil) For Glaucoma

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Omega-3 (Fish Oil) For Glaucoma

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Scientists and medical experts have different opinions on the benefits of omega-3 for glaucoma. Some experts believe that omega-3 can help treat glaucoma because it reduces intraocular pressure in the eye, increases blood flow to the eye, and protects the eye against inflammation and nerve damage. Recent studies show that omega-3 can decrease intraocular pressure and

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Dr. Aakriti Shukla, MD of The Wills Eye Hospital Glaucoma Service,

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Dr. Jeffrey SooHoo, MD from the University of Colorado School of

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- Downie, L. E., & Vingrys, A. J. (2018). Oral Omega-3 Supplementation Lowers Intraocular Pressure in Normotensive Adults. Translational vision science & technology, 7(3), 1.

- Georgiou, T., Nicolaou, D., Kolovos, P., & Neokleous, A. (2014). Neuro-rescuing glaucomatous damage High doses of omega-3 fatty acids could help treat glaucoma. Ophthalmology Times Europe, 1-4. Retrieved November 10, 2020, from

- Huang, W. B., Fan, Q., & Zhang, X. L. (2011). Cod liver oil: a potential protective supplement for human glaucoma. International journal of ophthalmology, 4(6), 648–651.

- Nguyen, C. T., Vingrys, A. J., & Bui, B. V. (2008). Dietary omega-3 fatty acids and ganglion cell function. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science, 49(8), 3586–3594.

- Romeo Villadóniga, S., Rodríguez García, E., Sagastagoia Epelde, O., Álvarez Díaz, M. D., & Domingo Pedrol, J. C. (2018). Effects of Oral Supplementation with Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) plus Antioxidants in Pseudoexfoliative Glaucoma: A 6-Month Open-Label Randomized Trial. Journal of ophthalmology, 2018, 8259371.

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