Further study is needed, but some alternative medicine approaches may help relieve your dry eye symptoms. Discuss the benefits and risks with your doctor.
July 24, 2015
- Fatty acids. Adding omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids to your diet may help relieve dry eye signs and symptoms. These are available as supplements and in foods such as flaxseed, salmon, sardines and vegetable oils.
- Castor oil eyedrops. These eyedrops may improve symptoms by reducing tear evaporation.
- Acupuncture. Some people have seen their dry eye symptoms improve after acupuncture therapy.
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