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    Omega-3 supplements do not improve dry eye symptoms, study findsSubscription

    There is no evidence for the benefit of omega-3 acid supplementation in treating symptoms of dry eye disease, a study has shown.

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    Ketamine provides short term relief from chronic migraine

    A retrospective study showed that ketamine infusions improved short-term analgesia for refractory headaches

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    Wet age-related macular degeneration: case study

    Advance your knowledge of age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in older adults in the developed world.

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    How to support patients with sight loss in pharmacy

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    More than two million people are affected by sight loss across the UK, which may impact on their ability to use and take their medicines correctly and safely. Here, the Royal National Institute of Blind People, Medicines Use and Safety team and Moorfields Eye Hospital provide advice and recommendations for pharmacy to provide appropriate support for people with sight loss.

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    Eye disorders: understanding the causes, symptoms and management

    By Alison Brown, Brian Addison

    Patients often visit community pharmacy with eye complaints, and pharmacists are well placed to advise them. Boost your knowledge of the pathology, signs and treatment of common eye conditions, such as conjunctivitis and blepharitis.

    Focus on Dry eye

    People visit pharmacies to seek advice on everything from hay fever to stomach bugs and sprained wrists. While it is known that people also ask their pharmacist about dry eye, we know little about the frequency of such complaints or how knowledgeable pharmacists are in providing quality care, since they receive little formal training on the condition.

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