Omega-3, computers and vision

 
 
 

One in every 20 women over the age of 50 complain of one or more “dry eye” symptoms in the United States. When the ocular surface constituents (cornea, conjunctiva, eyelids, and tear film) and the lacrimal glands fail in preserving its integrity, “dry eyes” appears. This disorder usually affects people aged 50 years or more, particularly women, and has many risk factors (genetic, age, sex, nutrition, environmental conditions, lifestyle, working characteristics, immune situation, hormonal status, and medications), but it is known that environmental conditions play a relevant role in the apparition and progression of disease. One of this conditions is the use of computer during the working time (office employees often work in front of a computer).

Nowadays, we talk about computer-vision syndrome when we want to refer to the adverse effects to work in front of a computer during non-interrupted time periods (dryness, burning, stinging, and grittiness sensations, usually accompanied by visual impairment and loss of quality of life). Omega-3 supplementation improves symptoms, tear stability, and conjunctival cytology in computer’s users, helping to keep the ocular surface integrity.

 

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