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Care needs to be taken when treating dry eye syndrome

Dry eye syndrome is quite prevalent and includes symptoms such as tired eyes, dry eyes and scratchy eyes. There is a range of over the counter treatments but some may do more damage than good. It is important to with a professional when deciding on treatment. Working on computers for lengthy periods of time can exacerbate the condition. Fish, omega three fatty acid supplements and lots of water may help alleviate symptoms. Smoke and caffeine can make symptoms worse. Older people and people with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus or Parkinsonís are more at risk of dry eye syndrome.

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About: Care needs to be taken when treating dry eye syndrome

Date: 8 November 2004

Source: News 14


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