Summaries of current interesting research in eye care
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Vitamin B Combo Provides Dry Eye Relief
Dry eye symptoms improved significantly following treatment with supplements and artificial tears, study finds.
A new study suggests oral vitamins B1 and mecobalamin, a form of B12, can help relieve symptoms of dryness, pain and light sensitivity.
“These observations suggest that oral vitamin B1 and mecobalamin can help nourish and repair the corneal nerve layer to some extent, thereby alleviating burning and photophobia,” the study authors concluded in their paper. Of note, oral vitamin B1 and mecobalamin were more effective in men than women, particularly for dryness and photophobia, they wrote.
Ren X, Chou Y, Jiang X, et al. Effects of oral vitamin B1 and mecobalamin on dry eye disease. J Ophthalmol. 2020;2020:9539674.