Omega 3 DHA is heavily concentrated in the retina of our eyes, and is thought to be used to help regenerate the outer section of the eye used to process light, as well as help protect pigment cells from damage.
Macular degeneration1 – Getting enough omega 3 has been linked to a reduced risk of macular degeneration, one of the world’s leading causes of permanent eye damage and blindness. 1234567
Protective role2 – Omega 3 may play a protective role against a host of diseases affecting the health of the retina, including ischemia, chronic light exposure, oxidative stress, inflammation, cellular signalling mechanisms, and ageing.
Dry eye syndrome3 – Omega 3 supplementation has been shown to greatly reduce the symptoms of ‘dry eye’ syndrome.