Epithelial Healing and Visual Outcomes of Patients Using Omega-3 Oral Nutritional Supplements Before and After Photorefractive Keratectomy: A Pilot Study

@article{Ong2013EpithelialHA,
  title={Epithelial Healing and Visual Outcomes of Patients Using Omega-3 Oral Nutritional Supplements Before and After Photorefractive Keratectomy: A Pilot Study},
  author={Nikki Heidi Ong and Tracy L. Purcell and Anne-Catherine Roch-Levecq and Dorothy Wei Yun Wang and M. A. Isidro and K{\'a}tia Mantovani Bott{\'o}s and Christopher W D Heichel and David J. Schanzlin},
  journal={Cornea},
  year={2013},
  volume={32},
  pages={761–765}
}
Purpose: To investigate the effect of omega-3 oral nutritional supplementation on corneal reepithelialization, visual acuity, and tear stability after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Methods: This is a prospective, randomized, single-blinded controlled therapeutic trial using omega-3 oral nutritional supplements (TheraTears Nutrition for Dry Eyes; Advanced Vision Research—Akorn, Ann Arbor, MI) conducted at our center. Eighteen healthy patients with refractive error between −1 and −8 diopters… 
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