Published on Mar 3, 2018
A simple solution for a better surgical experience.
There are numerous benefits to choosing omega-3s both before and after your refractive surgery.
Omega-3s can improve the results of your refractive surgery. Refractive surgery is designed to give you the best possible vision so you can see well for years to come. However, quality vision starts with a healthy ocular surface, especially preoperatively. To ensure the best possible outcome of your surgery, it is critical to prioritize the health of the ocular surface before surgery. Prior to surgery, your doctor will employ several diagnostic tests to gauge the health of your ocular surface. This testing will indicate any surface irregularities stemming from Dry Eye. One important component of your vision is a healthy tear film. An unstable tear film has the potential to damage the ocular surface creating an unpredictable environment for your surgery.
Immediate tear film care is needed to help ensure a stable ocular surface for the best possible outcome. Numerous studies have shown that caring for your eyes with omega-3 nutriceuticals both before and after refractive surgery can have a dramatic effect on the quality of your surgery and long-term vision. By providing proper nutrition through omega-3 supplementation, the body can produce a healthy tear film. However, not all omega-3s are created equal and it’s important to know the difference.
up to 30% of refractive patients report increased Dry Eye symptoms after surgery. Omega-3s reduce or eliminate these symptoms.
Many times patients complain that they don’t feel Dry Eye symptoms. This is simply because it hasn’t progressed to the point where it’s a daily nuisance for patients. Refractive surgery can enhance dry eye symptoms, which is why an omega-3 plan before surgery is so important.
Dry eye symptoms and an unhealthy tear film create suboptimal conditions for surgery.
WITHOUT OMEGA-3 NUTRICEUTICALS
- A bumpy, rough tear film distorts vision and creates an unpredictable surface for surgery
- An unhealthy tear film causes less accurate pre-surgical measurements
- Dry Eye symptoms delay healing and cause discomfort