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Keratoconus Remedies

Last Modified on May 11, 2016


Few individuals can accurately answer the question of what is keratoconus. However, the issue is fairly straightforward. Keratoconus occurs as the cornea things and gradually bulges outward forming a cone shape. Characterized by blurred vision and sensitivity, keratoconus typically affects both eyes and most commonly occurs in individuals between the ages of 10 and 25. The condition often develops and progresses slowly over a period of ten years or more.

The experienced signs and symptoms of keratoconus may differ over time as the condition progresses. Nonetheless, common symptoms include blurred or distorted vision, heightened sensitivity to light or glare, issues with night vision, multiple changes in eye prescription and sudden worsening or clouding of the vision. A sudden change in the vision pattern may result from the rupture of the cornea that causes a buildup of fluid in the cornea.


The cause of keratoconus is not known; however, several possible contributing factors have been identified. Factors associated with keratoconus may include vigorous or frequent rubbing of the eyes, comorbid eye conditions including retinitis pigmentosa and retinopathy, a combination of several disorders including enzyme abnormalities and genetic factors and wearing contact lenses for several years.

Natural Keratoconus Treatment

Most cases of keratoconus are treated with glasses or corrective lenses; however, if the condition progresses, a cornea transplant may be required. Some natural keratoconus treatment may be used to slow the progression of and reverse the onset of the condition. Omega-3 fatty acids are an important part of eye health and can be supplemented to treat keratoconus. Additional keratoconus treatment includes supplementing vitamin B, vitamin D2 and vitamin K2. Also, maintaining a healthy, balanced diet that monitors and limits the intake of carbs can prevent further development of the condition. Bilberry and lutein also support overall eye health and can support treatment of keratoconus.

Remedies for Keratoconus




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Posted by Nidhi (Delhi, India) on 02/05/2015

I have undergone C3R procedure last year. My vision has improved a lot but the number has continuously gotten worse. My left eye is now -6.50 from -2.50 and right eye is -4.50 from -1.50. My doctor had prescribed me RPG hard contact lenses.

I feel bad about this and I am looking for some natural and permanent solution.

Replied by D.m
France
03/10/2015
Nidhi what about Ayurveda? You reside in India, how come you don't use ayurveda and Siddha medicine? From an eastern point of view, ain't all disease an imbalance within one's energy system? Why not try an adapted diet to your energy type and personality? What do you think?
Replied by Subbu
Karnataka
07/22/2015
Hi I am so sorry about that. I am also facing the same problem Had C3R.And power has increased. Now. However many doctors suggested for rgp, rose k lenses. But one doctor suggested me to continue with same power also suggested not to go for high power glasses they will be strainfull. And told me if not comfortable with contact lenses.Better not to use that Am checking for homeopathy or auyervedc treatment .
Replied by Jae
South Africa
09/12/2015
I have had it for 13 years now vision keeps getting worse, the lenses helped me see, but sensitivity to light is bad, no natural cure has helped, I am waiting for a transplant for a year now. Go get the lenses. Good luck and God bless.
Replied by Behzad
Iran
11/10/2015
I used contact lenses for 10 years and if you not comfortable with this lenses you can used new hybrid lenses that have soft material and you must use them to prevent lost your vision more.
Replied by Sakshi
India
12/09/2015
Hello,

I am 24 and I have keratoconus in both of my eyes and doctor has suggested me c3r. I am really afraid of this. It is in my early stage. Can you please tell me what diet should I take to get rid of this? Thanks.

Replied by Ravee
Dubai
12/11/2015
Hi Sakshi,

good that you have chosen to recover from keratoconus through diet. In fact it can be healed pretty quickly as it being the condition of dietary deficiencies. However, doctors choose invasive treatments like surgery!!! , without correcting the underlying deficiencies.

In simple terms, keratoconus is thinning of cornea due to excessive oxidative stress mainly from food (sugars, soda, refined carbs & junk food) leading to deficiency of Vitamin C, D along with A and B vitamins.

One of my family member recently went through the same problem and doctors advised surgery for correction. Since, we were against any invasive treatments, instead chose dietary approach along with Vit.D supplementation. We could reverse / normalize keratoconus by following this simple protocol and vision is back to normal in about 6 to 8 weeks.

a) Vitamin C: 1000mg 3 times a day. As Vit.C is very important for building the collagen matrix (building block for cornea).

b) Anti-Oxidants: 2 ~3 glasses of green / vegetable juices two or three times a day for adequate Vit.A and Vit.B complex and minerals. Any dark leafy vegetable (like Spinach, Carrots, Cucumber, Tomato, Gooseberry, Lauki etc list is endless).

c) Vitamin D: We tend to think vit.d is just for bones which is only tip of iceberg. If my haunch is right, you would be extremely low in vit.d. Better to get Vit.D tested by simple blood test. If the level is low (normal being 70 - 100 nanograms/dL), to supplement with:

  • Sun bath 30min/day (between 10AM- 3PM). At times it may be little difficult for various reasons...else,
  • Supplementation with Vit.D3 (available in the dosages of 60k) one or two tablets per week.

d) Castor Oil: 3~4 drops to each eye, 3or 4 times day will work wonders in strengthening the eye and improving vision as it is rich in Vit.E. You will be surprised to see the amount of cellular debris / calcium deposits that would exude after few days.

e) Wellman phama has a multivitamin product "VISION-ACE" specially formulated with Vitamin & Minerals required for eye health / vision. This will speed up your recovery by providing other important micro minerals like Iodine, Copper, Zinc, Magnesium etc.

By incorporating these steps a) to e) along with good intake of drinking water atleast 2-3 liters/day, you will be on your way to recovery and healing.

All the best.

Ravee

Giri
Hyderabad
05/11/2016
Hi Ravee,

My son is 12 years old and using glasses since last one year (-3.25 in both eyes) and recently went for regular checkup and doctor has prescribed higher power (-4.0 in both eyes). He also did Corneal topography and that is when it was found that his left is in red zone whereas the right eye is fine. Corneal thickness is also good in both the eyes. So the doctor suggested us to get the corneal topography done once again after six months to confirm if it is keratoconus or not. If it proves to be keratoconus then he said there is a non-invasive treatment called Collagen Crosslinking. But I am bit afraid of those medical procedures and searching for natural ways to cure it and found your post.

I request you to provide some more details of your family member's current condition and how it was before following the protocol you mentioned etc. Any additional information would be very helpful. Please let me know if I can get it in touch with your directly as I want to clarify few things before I start the protocol for my son. Thanks, Giri

Replied by Laura
Michigan
01/12/2016
Ravee,

I just read your comment and would like to know how you came up with this protocol? Are you a doctor? My brother has Keratocones and wears the contact lens but has a hard time putting them in, he does not like anything close to his eye. I am a huge reader of Alternative medicine but also like to do my due dilegence before I start a protocol.

Thank you, Laura


Posted by Maya (Kuwait) on 08/31/2013

I would like to know how to naturally heal or assist in healing of keratoconus case... Thanks

Replied by Steven
San Diego, CA
06/25/2014
I hear that Dr Boxer-Walchler in Los Angeles uses riboflavin on the eye under UV lighting which strengthens the outer lens of the eye. Anybody had this done?
Replied by Ashwani
India
11/13/2014
Maya, have u found some remedy as some issue started with my son who is 15.
Replied by Louis
France
12/30/2014
Hello,

First, sorry for my english,

I've done Cross-linking treatment ( riboflavin + UV ) which is a very common treatment for Keratoconus in France.

Each case is different, but for me, it didn't work, my KC is still evolutive, maybe slower, but it's not a real cure, it's just fixing your KC like it is.

i don't want to do a graft, it's why I choose Cross-linking, but if you are looking for a real curative solution ... I'm afraid this is not ... But maybe for you it could work!

Bon courage!

Replied by Nitin
Bangalore, India
04/18/2016
I was diagnosed with Keratoconus in March 2015 (age 24). I've been visiting doctor regularly since then and couple of weeks back my doctor suggested me to undergo C3 treatment. The power in my right eye is -4.5 and left is -1.5. My eyes have grown very sensitive to bright light sources. I'm planning to heal naturally. Could you please elaborate in detail the process. It would be of great help to me.