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New Study Shows Unique Dietary Supplement With Omega Fatty Acids Holds Promise For 30 Million Americans Who Suffer From Dry Eye
Date:7/25/2013

Ocular surface inflammation also contributes to the irritation symptoms and ocular surface disease that can develop in dry eye. Post-menopausal women are considered high risk for developing dry eye due to multiple risk factors.

"While this trial studied post-menopausal women, the largest group of dry eye sufferers, we think the benefits of HydroEye should apply to other populations suffering from dry eye since inflammation is believed to be a common thread in dry eye," said Dr. Pflugfelder.

A wide variety of dry eye treatments are available; however, many have disadvantages or side effects. Oral prescription dry eye therapies such as secretagogues have a host of systemic side effects, such as intestinal cramping. Oral antibiotics such as doxycycline can cause gastrointestinal upset, sunburn sensitivity and tooth discoloration in younger patients. Topical therapies often present compliance, toxicity and cost issues, while some eye drops may sting, burn or cause allergic reactions.

"Given these parameters, HydroEye is among the safest, best tolerated, efficacious, and most cost-effective of all dry eye therapies," said Dr. Sheppard. "I recommend HydroEye to all of my dry eye patients."

*The HydroEye clinical trial was supported through an unrestricted research grant from ScienceBased Health and the Virginia Eye Foundation.

About HydroEye®
HydroEye is a patented nutritional formulation that works from the inside out to provide continuous dry eye relief. HydroEye delivers a proprietary blend of omega fatty acids [gamma linolenic acid (GLA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)], antioxidants and other key nutrients that work together to support a healthy tear film and dampen inflammation.

Much more potent than flaxseed oil or fish oil alone, HydroEye includes omega-3 EPA and

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