A fish oil supplement containing an omega-3 fatty acid may hold the key to treating some of the world's leading causes of blindness including diabetes and age-related macular degeneration. According to a recent study reported in the Daily Mail, researchers have discovered that the anti-inflammatory properties of omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil could be beneficial in reducing the risk and severity of these conditions.

Blindness, caused by diseases such as diabetes and age-related macular degeneration, affects millions of people worldwide. The study suggests that incorporating a fish oil supplement into daily routines may help lower the risk of vision loss and slow down the progression of these diseases. Fish oil supplements, like Equazen (previously called Eye Q), contain a well-researched combination of fish and evening primrose oils [1]. These supplements offer a specific ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which have shown potential in maintaining healthy vision and preventing eye-related disorders.

Omega-3 fatty acids, specifically eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), are known for their anti-inflammatory properties and various health benefits, including improving cardiovascular health and supporting brain function. The study emphasizes their potential in targeting inflammation and treating diseases that lead to blindness.

While the findings of this study are promising, further research is necessary to confirm their effectiveness and determine the optimal dosage of omega-3 fatty acids for treating blindness. It is important for individuals to consult with healthcare professionals before incorporating new supplements into their routines, especially if they have existing medical conditions or are taking other medications.

The potential of fish oil supplements in treating diabetes and age-related macular degeneration offers hope for individuals at risk of vision loss and those already affected by these conditions. This development highlights the importance of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle choices in maintaining good eye health and may lead to alternative treatments for blindness.


[1] “World’s leading cause of blindness could be treated with a new fish oil pill, study claims.” Daily Mail. Available at: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-11908715/Worlds-leading-cause-blindness-treated-new-fish-oil-pill-study-claims.html?ito=email_share_article-top