Cure Swollen, Puffy Eyes

Last Modified on Oct 25, 2014

Remedies Needed   0  0   

Posted by Lifesurfer (Richardson, Tx, Usa) on 07/31/2010


I was wondering if anyone has heard or know how to treat toxoplasmosis condition of the eye? Thank you!

EC: For those who have never heard of this condition (an infection due to the parasite Toxoplasma gondii), more info here:

Posted by Bitsy (Knoxville, Tn) on 10/22/2009

Question - does anyone know how to get your oil glands in your eyes to start working again. The glands- meiobian gland - aren't working and so I have dry eye. I am slightly anemic and 45 year old female - perimenipause is starting - adrenals are definetly off. I'm just not sure as to why my glands are atrophying and how I can reactivate and open them back up

Posted by Julia
Deltona, Fl
3 Posts
One of my sons tear ducts was completely closed when he was born. The doctor gave me drops to try and open it and they didn't work. So I went to the library and found a book with Edgar Cayce remedies. He said to grate a clean potato, skin, juice and all onto a clean piece of gauze and place it on the eye 3 times a day. Within 3 days his eye was normal.
Posted by Dot
Sydney, Australia
Bitzy from Knoxville,
I have dry eyes and mouth which has turned out to be Sjogrens. I use a preservative free gel at night, without it I couldn't function. I have been using several of the Earth Clinic remediesm for all things, baking soda, vinegar etc. I may try the flax oil and primrose as mentioned in the post above. Being consistent is my problem. I'll give it a go. NYE resolution!

Posted by Viny (La Plaine, Dominica) on 07/13/2009

pterygium eye: I have had repeated eye surgery with auto and amniotic grafts with no success... Can you pleasse suggest a rememdy... thanks in advance

EC: "Pterygium usually refers to a benign growth of the conjunctiva. A pterygium commonly grows from the nasal side of the sclera. It is associated with, and thought to be caused by ultraviolet-light exposure (e.g. sunlight), low humidity, and dust."


Posted by Georgibush (St. Petersburg, Florida) on 06/27/2009

I have a cyst inside of the eye. Dr wanted to put a needle in my eye with steroids but couldn't guarantee it wouldn't come back. I would love to shrink this cyst without having a needle insert into my eyeball. Thanks for any help or suggestions you can give me.

Posted by Dianna
Austin, Tx
have you tried castor oil? put some castor oil into your eye each night. my mom used to get styes in her eye and this always made them go away. castor oil is known to help cysts go away too,

good luck

Posted by Barron (Sarnia, Ontario Canada) on 06/17/2009

I was wondering if anyone else has had this happen? about once a month I get this weird thing happening with my eys,, it's hard to explain unless you have had it happen to you. I get like watery things.. swurlling.. in my eyes.. like a hazie look..i t lasts for about 20 minutes then goes away..went to the eye Dr once.. but he never heard of it,, mmm,, so much for eye Drs, he said it was probably my tear ducks..or something like that... Pls help.. some else must have this problem too..

Posted by Michelle
Cambridge, UK
2 Posts
I have something similar, I don't know what it is yet, but I am having discussions with neuro-opticians and will let you know what turns up. It is worrying and I lost my sight in one eye completely for five minutes. The doctors said I was lucky to keep my sight, and are now trying to uncover the cause. They have eliminated blood clots as a cause.
Posted by Zeeka3
Cairns, Qld Australia
Hi, I had that swirly haze for years, found out it was attacks of very high blood pressure. Zeeka3
Posted by Lorrie
Akron, Oh
I, too, get these but instead of swirls they are like colorful moving steps, which interfers with vision and I cannot read anything and it does last anywhere from 20-30 minutes. I thought I was losing my sight. It really scared me but I later learned my mother had the same thing. I read it is a visual migrain-just no pain. They come about when you are under STRESS. I have had these for 25 years and this sounds like what I have experienced.
Posted by Candy
Fort Madison, Iowa
24 Posts
I am so thankful for this website. I was having this scary watery vision that comes and goes. doesn't happen very often, but scares the heck out of me when it does. Has there been any more info. or feedback on this post? Thanks to all of you who contribute.

Posted by Holly (Sydney, Australia) on 06/08/2009

How do I get the whites of my eyes to be clear and white? Also, there's a little fat ball in my left eye - how would I go about getting that to reduce and ultimately disappear. Thanks.

Posted by Tavora
Brooklyn, NY
When I was having a lot of redness in my eyes (along with some blurred vision) I started taking a high quality lemon bioflavonoid supplement. Within a week - the redness went away....and the blurriness subsided significantly. But if you're looking for faster results - try drinking a quart of a green smoothie a day - works wonders!! Google it. There's tons of info online.

God Bless! :0)

Posted by Anne (Dublin, Ireland) on 03/01/2009

Hi: Can you please tell me if you know of any remedies to help Stargadt's Disease, it's a genetic condition leading to degenerative vision. I'm an acupuncturist and the info is for a client of mine I've just started treating. She's a real sweetheart and so sad to have her vision disappearing so young. So really any tips you might have would be fantastic!


EC: More information about Stargadt's Disease here:

Scleritis   0  0   

Posted by Cekms (Adelaide, South Australia) on 12/07/2011

Hi Ted / Earth Clinic followers:

I have inflammatory arthritis (neg Rheum factor & neg B-27) which is in remission since I started embrel 5 weeks ago. Before I went on Embrel I took a course of Prednisalone to calm down a CRP of 49. When I came off Pred, my eyes started to become bloodshot. I then went on Embrel about two weeks later and this has not fixed the scleritis which is so bad in my right eye now, I am off work for two weeks with no signs of improvement. They now want me on MTX also.

What could be setting of this scleritis so bad, considering I have had this inflammatory condition for 2 years and never had any issues with my eyes.

Also what could I be doing to improve or stop doing if there are known causes that make scleritis worse?

Physically I am training and eat healthy, I look forward to your reply TED.



Posted by Willie (Orlando, Florida) on 06/06/2011

Hello, hoping someone can offer a remedy. I have been diagnosed with recurring scleritis. (inflamation in the white part of the eye) I am a 41 yr old male. I have had this all my life. It has progressively gotten more frequent in past years. I have been taking 2 200mg of celebrex for two years. The celebrex works and I have no eye problem as long as I take the celebrex. Any suggestions on a natural approach. Celebrex will eventually ruin my liver and kidneys.

Sea Salt Baths, Flax Seed Oil   1  0   

Posted by Pete (Brampton, On Canada) on 08/03/2009

[YEA]  I went to an "eye-dolligist" for extreme dry skin problem. (sever athlete's foot + Jock Itch) was told to start adding 2 cups of Organic Sea Salt to bath water (use only luke warm water, not steaming hot) must sit in bath for 1 hour. Did this twice a week for 4 weeks and both problems are gone. It has been 3 months now and no return. For my dry skin I am also taking 2 tablespoons of organic flax seed oil morning and night. My skin now is soft and smooth as silk.

hope this helps

Strabismus Accomodative Esotropia   0  0   

Posted by Kat (Kingwood, Tx) on 10/25/2014

Does anyone have any info or remedies to combat Strabismus (accomodative esotropia) in babies? Any input is greatly appreciated.

Swollen Cornea   0  0   

Posted by Calamity (New Albany, Indiana/usa) on 11/15/2010

I don't have a cure for anything, but I'm desperate to find one. Does anyone know of anything to speed up healing of swollen cornea after cataract surgery. Besides Acular and Pred Forte. My simple cataract surgery went wrong somehow and now I'm told I will just have to wait out the blurriness and "walking around in a fish bowl vision" till swelling goes down. I'm almost two weeks into post op and now half blind and going crazy! I wish I hadn't done it!

Posted by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
Try "eye formula" from a health food store. (the one with a bit of cayenne in it). We use it topically, one drop in an "eye bath" full of warm water. It took down eyeball swelling in two days.

Swollen Eyeball Remedies   0  0   

Posted by Kandj (Maryland) on 08/24/2013

A friend in his early 40's has been having problems with swollen eyeballs. He says it's not a thyroid issue. First, only one eyeball was bothering him. The eyeball isn't protruding, but you could tell that one eyeball was slightly larger than the other. He says it feels tender, sore, and could feel pressure in the eye. It's been that way approximately 2 years that I know of. Now, he's starting to experience similar symptoms in the other eye. Both eyes water/tear occassionally (one at a time, but not both at the same time) for apparently no reason. He doesn't have money for doctor's visits, prescriptions, testing, etc. So he seems to just suffer through. I know he has diabetes, high BP, and cholesterol issues he takes meds for. I'm not sure exactly what he takes, and I also know he has year-long allergies (clearing throat, runny/stuffy nose, etc. ) Any ideas what could be causing the swollen eyeballs or what he can do for relief?

Posted by Mama To Many
Tennessee, Usa
714 Posts
Hi! Charcoal would be an inexpensive thing to try for this. I do not know the cause but could guess it is a side effect of medication or reaction to something. Whatever it is, it is inflammation of some sort and charcoal is very helpful for that. He should get some activated charcoal powder at the health food store and some ground flax seed. Mix equal parts of both in a cup. (Careful as it is poofy and can be messy. ) Then add water and stir until you get a thin jelly like consistency. Spread this onto a paper towel (You can make several at once. ) Fold towel over. Cover the closed eye with the poultice. Cover with plastic wrap to keep charcoal moist. Cover with a bandana to hold it on. This could be done for an hour twice a day, or overnight. (The plastic wrap won't be needed for the one hour poultice.) I would give this treatment at least 2 weeks before deciding it doesn't work.

Since Apple Cider Vinegar is inexpensive and helps many things, it would be worth it for him to try it. 1 t. Raw apple cider vinegar in 8 oz. of water twice a day, increasing over a couple of weeks to 1 T. In 8 oz. Twice a day. This ought to be done for at least a month to see what it does.

Improving nutrition helps with most health issues. Less sugar, processed food, fast food, no artificial sweeteners or MSG. More fruits and veggies. Less caffeine.

Let us know how your friend is doing.

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Toourlady89
Ca, Usa
47 Posts
According to Google, swollen eyeballs could be one other symptom of pollen allergies, or his own type of allergies that has progressed to his eye/ eyes. Ice compress over the eye x 15 minutes at a time so many times during the day could help and also taking his anti allergy meds regularly. In addition, try to rest up the eyes whenever he could and try not to strain it.
Posted by Cat
Tauranga, New Zealand, New Zealand
56 Posts
It was only the other day that I posted a comment about how I had been suffering the allergies of sneezing/watery and itchy eyes and so much that the eyes (mainly one) became swollen and very red. After taking MSM for another reason, by the next day, all those symptoms had disappeared! I firmly believe the MSM was responsible for clearing this up. I could almost handle the sneezing but the itchy watery eyes was another story. Still, if your friend is diabetic and on all types of medication, then chances are, he's having side effects from those so it could be a difficult one to fix. But worth a try if you can get hold of some. Good luck.
Posted by Kandj
2 Posts
Many thanks to all. I've passed along your suggestions and hope something will help.

Uveitis   0  0   

Posted by Rada1980 (Palatine, Il, Usa) on 11/06/2011


My dauther have UVEITIS so please if you have suggestions please advise. Should I put her on gluten free food ? She doesn't have arthritis, doctors couldn't find nothing wrong in her body. Please help!

Posted by Debbie
Melbourne, Australia
A good thing to try would be colloidal silver. Here is an article of a vet curing his horse's uveitis using colloidal silver as eye drops. I would think it would work the same in humans.

Uvetis Remedies   0  0   

Posted by Janine (Bradford, Yorkshire, England) on 05/19/2009

A few weeks ago I was diagnosed with uveitis I m using conventional treatment for it and it is working but was wondering if oil pulling would help? Also do you know of anything that would help with this condition please to prevent it coming back, tests have been done on me to see if there is an underlying cause but all have come back clear. I'm breastfeeding too at the moment so any remedies would have to be safe for breastfeeding.

thank you Janine.

EC: "Uveitis specifically refers to inflammation of the middle layer of the eye, termed the "uvea" but in common usage may refer to any inflammatory process involving the interior of the eye, with inflammation specifically of the uvea termed iridocyclitis."

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