Alternative medicineBy Mayo Clinic Staff
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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