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By Faye Kehler Family Physician and GP Anesthetist since 1987 interested in all aspects of Medicine
Wei Zhu, Yan Wu, Guigang Li, Juan Wang, Xinyu Li
Dry eye syndrome (DES) is a common ocular disease that significantly affects the quality of life. Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) have been used to treat DES; however, randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of PUFA therapy yield discordant results. The objective of this study was to clarify the effects of PUFAs on DES through meta-analysis of all relevant RCTs. To do so, a comprehensive search of PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Library, ISI Web of Science, and unpublished data was conducted. The changes in clinical and laboratory examinations, symptomatic scores, and rates of relevant symptoms were analyzed...
October 2014: Nutrition Reviews
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