Natural Cures for Cataracts

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Posted by Trudy (Evans, Washington, Usa) on 02/23/2012

I used castor oil for cataracts -- a drop in each eye for 8 nites.... Got rid of cataracts and grew fabulous eye lashes.

Posted by Blanche (New Iberia, Louisiana, United States) on 11/05/2009
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Castor oil for cataracts—I have faithfully applied castor oil to one eye for three months. I very much hoped it would remove it, but my eye doctor did not find any improvement at all, and in fact, said it was worse. To those who wondered about it's safety, I can say it did no harm. My eyelashes became softer and somewhat fuller. I used the regular castor oil from the pharmacy because I didn't know how to get the cold-pressed. I don't know if that mattered.

Replied by Blanche
New Iberia, La

My previous post sounded like a contradiction. When I said the castor oil did no harm I meant there was no burning or unpleasant effect to my eye when I used it. As to whether it made the cataract worse, I am not saying it did. What I conclude is that cataracts get worse no matter what you do.

Replied by Trudy
Evans, Wa Usa
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A couple 2-3 mos. ago I began seeing double headlights on oncoming cars and a double time (time projected clock) on ceiling at night. I was told upon examination I had a "ripe" cataract in my right eye... After being told for 20 yrs. "... You have a cataract forming in your right eye... ". I did the Castor Oil "cure" (w/100% organic certified cold pressed) a drop in each eye for 8 nights. Soon no more double headlights or time and my eyelashes now grow 2 rows and thicker. Yesterday the doc told me "... It's gone but w/castor oil it may come back.... " But I'm getting new glasses and feel so much better. Now, to get rid of my ET in my left hand.......

Replied by Sharon
Tampa, FL

Just a fyi on castor oil. The pharmacy brands are highly processed, and tend not to work on cataracts and other uses. The cold pressed castor oil retains it's properties and gives a better success rate.

Replied by Eileen
Brazil~ Sao Paulo

Please where did you buy your castor oil. I know needs to be cold press, pure. no hexane ..but nowadays I don't trust any farmaco company. COULD you kindly indicate the one you bought~ WHERE, how and price? I have such urgence. I will appreciate your answer and WAIT.

Replied by Denise

Any health food store will have the cold pressed castor oil

Replied by Dawn

I have ET in both hands. Have you found anything that stops or lessen the tremors?

EC: Hi Dawn, we have some great posts on our Essential Tremor page here.

Replied by Lydia Alzo
Peoria, Az

Can you tell me what brand name of castor oil you used for your cataracts? And are the cataracts completely gone?

Replied by Gwen

Google DMSO and its uses. Good for cataracts and tremmers in the hands. Purchase the book and read, hopefully find an md who uses dmso. Such a great substance for so many ailments. Both humans and animals get relief almost instantly. Especially for pain.

Replied by Kathleen H.
Houston, Tx.

Yes, it should be cold pressed.

Posted by Kelly (Nashville, Tn) on 06/20/2009

for Joyce in Joelton - castor oil: Joyce, I saw your comments on using castor oil in your eye. I had previously read something about using a couple of drops in the eye each night for cataracts. Have you heard anything about this? I was thinking of trying it on my dog who has a catarac. My vet says to try it, she doesn't think it could cause any harm. Thanks! Kelly

Replied by Joyce
Joelton, Tn
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Hello Kelly, I went looking for the answer to your question and found one posted on Earth under castor oil cures. It was posted by another sharer and does state that a couple of drops of castor oil in the eyes nightly will dissolve cataracts. I found a lot of other interesting stuff while looking, including that castor oil also has antibacterial action.

I can't vouch for the removal of the cataracts, but I can vouch for it does no harm to the eye, only good, I have never had a painful eye from getting foreign object in it clear so quickly. I will use it first for eye problems in the future.

Replied by Cheryl
Baclif, Texas

PLEASE, I need some good quality advice!! I have been reading the pros and cons of the castor oil. Some say it is safe to use in your eyes, while others say it isn't. I had my right cataract removed a few years ago when I had insurance. My left eye is so cloudy (it doesn't look cloudy, but I see everything cloudy). I am about ready to start wearing a patch over my left eye because it is really starting to distort my vision. I don't qualify for insurance because I am diabetic. I can't afford the cataract operation (the cheapest I have found WITH a discount is $3200). I would love to just get rid of this ugly vision. HELP!!!

Replied by Anonymous
Thankful For Earth Clinic, Love

Not sure about castor oil but read of a woman accidently splashing coconut water in her eye and her cataract disappeared. Perhaps you can google, read the story and go from there. Best wishes for clear vision!

Replied by Alt-rocks
Felixstowe, Suffolk, United Kingdom

I use castor oil in my eyes when I feel a sty coming on, it gets rid of the sty within 12 hours and I have never suffered any side effects.

Replied by Gigi
Edison, Nj

I had some kind of "pink eye?" blister inside my eye, somewhat painful... I started putting castor oil in it and after a week the blister all but disappeared. I would also wash the eye with plain water, every other day.

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines

I've used a 50/50 mixture of castor oil and VCO which I rubbed into and around my eye sockets in order to get rid of bags under the eyes and to help tighten up the skin naturally. Castor oil and coconut oil are also strongly anti-pathogenic and anti-fungal and when I rubbed it into my eye sockets and eyelids, I would inevitably get some of this mixture in my eyes. To me this was a benefit, since small amounts of castor oil and VCO in the eyes actually helps to protect eye health as well.

Replied by Cheryl Pearce

Hi there, I am going to try the castor oil too, but be aware it has to be hexane free and you add DMSO with it. I was told this heals cataracts.

Posted by Brooke (Montgomery, TX) on 01/03/2009
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A couple of drops of Castor Oil (cold pressed only) put into the eyes right before you go to sleep will also get rid of cataracts.

Replied by Helen
Long Island, New York

I went to the health food store to get the cold pressed castor oil and on the bottle it says not to get it near the eyes. I am a firm believer of castor oil and have used it for years, but not the cold pressed. What is the difference and why does it say not to use it near the eyes?

Replied by Esther
Ashland, Ky

i had an eye exam about 5 years ago. he said i had the beginning of cataracts but i dont remember if they were in both eyes. if i use the castor oil in an eye that doesnt have a catarac will it harm the eye?

Replied by Judy
Meldrim, GA

Someone from Long Island was asking why the label on castor oil said not to use near the eyes. Well, I called 2 different companies that sell castor oil and asked about that. Both said that they do not actually know if is is harmful for the eyes or not, but the FDA or somebody requires they put that warning on the label if they have not tested to see if it is safe for use in the eyes. It is because they had done skin testing that it is legal for the bottle to say it is safe to apply to the skin.

I'd like to know if anyone else other than the one "yea" testimony has proof it is safe since I'd like to try it as well.

Replied by Dianna
Austin, Tx

castor oil will not harm your eyes. i frequently massage my eyelashes and the edge of my eyelids with castor oil (the regular non-cold pressed kind at the moment) and it doesn't even make my eyes blurry and doesn't burn at all. since i have been doing this it also seems to have helped my vision and my eyes aren't red as often.

Replied by Judy
Meldrim, GA

Another bit of information for Helen from Long Island who wonders why castor oil bottles may say not to use near the eyes: I just read about pink eye in the ailments section on this (earth clinic)site -- and one of the cures given is drops of castor oil put in the eyes. The person recommending it said they used it repeatedly as needed for different instances of pink eye - so it would appear to be safe, as least from their comments.

Replied by Judye
Central N.c. , Usa

Brook, you said that the 2 drops of cold pressed castor Oil in the eye at bed time will remove the cataract. How do you know this to work? I've read this also but no one has ever said something or some treatment really worked for them or someone they know. I know how I got the cataracts from taking baby asprin for Years for my heart problems and now I am on coumadin to keep my blood thin. The cold pressed castor oil does NOT hurt the eye but it lubricates it as when your eyes start showing they are getting dry the cataracts follow. I have been putting castor oil in my eyes for more than 1 1/2 years maybe 2 yrs. To keep them lubricated at night and upon awaking I put them in again and lay for an hour, also later in the afternoon to lubricate them again. If they start to dry out they get bothered and itchy etc.

They have "NOT" gone away but I am hoping that keeping them lubricated is slowing it down until "IF" there is something I can reverse them without surgery. There is some kind of eye drops developed by a Russian Dr that are suppose to dissolve them but they burn like the dickens and made my vision more blurry. It was $50 per month. I wish Someone who really knew how to dissolve or reverse them would post it out here for all us suffers. I think I heard ACV helps but I do ALL that!

Replied by Selena
Chula, Ga

I read a study a while back that in lab rats scientists were able to create cataracts and reverse them through the use of Beta-Carotene. Carrot Juice (made fresh not bought) is very high in Beta-Carotene. Maybe you should try that or look for a reputable supplement.

Replied by Brooke
Montgomery, Tx, Usa

The only thing that I know for sure is that my mother used this remedy on her dog! It is an Edgar Cayce remedy though and he recommended it to a lot of people. He also recommended that you put the scrapings of potatoes on your eye as well. Sorry I don't have more information from a first party trier, but when I told my mother to put a couple of drops in her dogs eyes, it really helped his condition tremendously. He passed before the treatment totally healed him, but he could see again before he went to the other side.

Replied by Brooke
Montgomery, Tx, Usa

I researched a book called Physician's Reference Notebook and now have an excerpt from that book on what Edgar Cayce told some people to do:

"The following is a summary of the most commonly prescribed treatments. They are aimed at improving the circulation and eliminations and in allowing for better attunement to spiritual forces to provide coordination of the physical, mental and spiritual:

1. Osteopathy. Adjustments in the upper cervical and dorsal segments (C1, 2, 3; DI, 2, 3); sometimes in the lower dorsal coordinating with the upper lumbar. Frequency: about twice weekly for five to six weeks with rest periods of two to three weeks. This was by far the most commonly prescribed treatment.

2. Massage. With peanut oil (sometimes a combination of oils). Frequency is variable. Again twice weekly would be reasonable, though in one instance it was recommended on a daily basis before retiring. Emphasis to spine, mastoid, temple and chin areas.

3. Violet ray treatment. Sometimes recommended only after the first osteopathic series. Would be applied along the spine, head and neck areas for three minutes, then with the double-eye applicator over closed eyes for another one-and-a-half minutes about three times per week. A Glyco-Thymoline or Epsom salt pack may be used over same areas for 20-30 minutes prior to the violet ray treatments. * Discharge from the eyes may occur with these treatments. This should be wiped off with a non-irritating, antiseptic solution. * Potato poultice may also be used after the violet ray treatment. Wash off with weak eye solution that will remove inflammation drawn by the poultice.

4. Eliminations. At least once or twice daily using natural laxatives, e.g. , Eno salts, Fletcher's Castoria, bicarbonate of soda with cracker crumbs, etc. ; colonics, if necessary.

5. Diet. A wholesome diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Seafoods are allowed but no meats or sweets. Raw carrots, lettuce, celery, watercress and the like are beneficial.

6. Vibratory treatment. Another way of stimulating blood flow is, first, rub the body with cold water to produce shock, followed by fast vibratory treatment (reading 3943-1). Frequency and duration not specified. Twice weekly treatment is suggested lasting 20-30 minutes.

7. Spiritual counseling, prayer, and meditation. These are other modalities available to ensure integration of the triune body, mind and spirit. "

An Osteopath that uses the "old school of thought" is hard to find these days - sometimes you will need to go to a Chiropractor instead. Hope this helps!

Replied by Rob
Manhattan, NY

I would like to add that the American Academy of Osteopathy maintains a list of trained physicians.

Replied by Jayna D.
Fountain Valley, Ca

Judye, if you are still with us, here is a great suggestion. Instead of Coumadyn or other drug for thinning blood, trying taking a cool cayenne capsule after a meal. Cayenne naturally thins the blood without harmful side effects. I've used it for years. However, the capsule became too disturbing so I now sprinkle a little in my early lemon/lime juice/a little maple syrup with warm water (liver cleanse). It really helps and prevents strokes.

Replied by Green Augustine
Mold, Denbighshire

Hi Jayna.

How much Cayenne pepper do you take at a time? I've read two Ebooks on its advantages but I have a Hiatus hernia and it really inflamed it. I wanted to start giving it to my husband who has high Blood pressure but then read several articles saying it was dangerous so I didn't go ahead. I'd like to know more as the meds he is on aren't good and I'm always concerned he will have a stroke. I must say, Meyer I used them, they really cleared my sinuses in double quick time, not something I was expecting but very welcome.

Jim B.

Answer to the Cayenne question above:

I take 2 to 3 capsules of 40000 STU with every meal. They are the brand at the big chain store. I plan on going to my local co-op health food store and getting my cayenne there.

Replied by Stephen Castello
Gilbert, Az

Cataracts are the result of the inability to properly digest certain types of protein. Any remedy that will absorb or break down surface proteins will alleviate cataract growth and/or dissolve them completely. Castor oil would work, but even iodized salt will work. There are far more than 18 effective treatments for cataracts, but then again, health care insurance and physicians frown on people treating themselves. Not to mention the FDA is strictly against home remedies.

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe

Stephen, can you tell us what the 18 remedies are? And do you know if any of them dissolve eye floaters too?

Replied by Tammy

U need to read on dmso and strokes....:) amazing .....

Replied by Dlbnext
Maumee, Oh
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Using cold-pressed castor oil 2 months now, no change

Cataract Surgery  

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Posted by John (Trang, Thailand) on 07/22/2013

Re. WARNING. Cataracts. Once again I can thank the medical 'profession' for my ailments/injuries. I have been taking steroids for decades for asthma so this is the major cause and no doubt there are other 'medicines' that cause cataracts.

I checked with four people who had successful removal and went to the same 'doctor/, 'investor'. Would have been better to have saved my money, worn glasses and maybe not drive at night. I now have heavy double eyelids that make me feel tired when I am not, plastic lenses that lasted two years and both have fogged so that the left eye is 50% useless, the right eye is doing the same and will have to pay more money for a two minute operation to have holes burned into the plastic lens that lets in the light, plus who knows what else will get in.

Can't read. Need heaps of light to just make out the type. John ex-artist.

Replied by John
Trang Thailand
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A thousand years later - well two anyway. Had the holes done and seeing has been bloody LOVELY ever since. Holes took a couple of minutes and free. All others who had cataracts done, have never had any problems. EC might change the nay to a yea. John.


John, where are you located? I don't understand any of the comments about drilling holes, etc.

Replied by Soazburrolady
Southern Az

The "holes" are actually openings made by a painless laser procedure. The openings aren't made in the plastic intraocular lens, but rather in a very thin tissue intentionally left in the eye during cataract surgery. (It helps maintain the integrity of your eye). The procedure is called a YAG laser capsulotomy, and though I am often critical of many medical procedures, this one has a high level of success with a very low rate of negative consequences. As always, thoroughly vet your surgeon! One place you can do that is on the website of the board of medical examiners for your state.

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Posted by Victoria (San Francisco, Ca) on 02/25/2014


I had cataract surgery on my left eye six months ago; my eye still a little bit inflamed. I have been seeing the ophthalmologist every other week, the doctor has been prescribing eye drops, but they are not helping. Can you kindly tell me what can I use to stop the inflammation.

Thanks a lot, Victoria

Replied by Prioris

For your eye inflammation, mix some baking soda in water and use as eye drops. If you have colloidal silver, you could try that also. There are some anti-inflammation herb capsules you can put in water and heat up on stove to extract whatever and use as eye drops. Experiment with whatever you have on hand.

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Posted by Lisa (Mpls) on 02/19/2017
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I read in a book about coconuts and how healthy they are for you that if you want to get rid of cataracts, just get a fresh coconut, and strain the water though a coffee filter, and put a few drops in your eyes and BOOM the cataracts are gone. So my dad ran out and bought one and BOOM cataracts were GONE! This is 8 years later and he is now age 80 and they are kind of coming back, so he may do it again soon. AMAZING. SO COOL.

Replied by David

Two drops in each eye...BINGO...(my right eye has always been a tad blurry...but now its the same as it was at 20...I am 68 now) YIPPIE...

Replied by Stonefieldsian
Auckland, New Zealand

Hi David, how many times in a day, and how many days for you to see result? Thanks.

Replied by Sudeep
Ranchi Jharkhand


How much time does the coconut water takes to dissolve cataract. Is it successful in a cataract that is nearly advanced? Tell about the quantity, process, method, how many times in a day. Regards

Replied by Peggy
Pittsburgh, Pa

How long does it take for coconut water to work, when using the water from a young fresh coconut to treat cataracts? I have read many articles saying that the antioxidants in the coconut water is what dissolves the cateracts. This makes sense to me and started the natural therapy, but now wonder what the time frame for it to work. Also, how many times a day should I apply the drops?

Replied by Jr

Would some one please reply with how long it takes for the coconut water to dissolve the cataract.

Posted by Thankful (Grateful For Earthclinic!, USA) on 05/08/2012

Coconut water may help with cataracts.


Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, TN) on 06/17/2014

HI YOU GOOD PEOPLE DOIN, , , , , , , , , , , ,

Just got in from an appointment with my Opthamologist and he said the critter I saw in my left eye last week was not an alien, but a ruptured blood vessel. He said the difference in my left and right eye color was a cataract forming.

I then ask him about the DMSO , Vit C and Gluthathione drops I am using to clear up the cataract. He began to explain what DMSO was and it should never be put in the eye. Being an Educated Redneck , I explained that I was a Ch. E who worked for CZ in the 60's and they were the company who, via Dr. Jacobs, made DMSO and did all the research. Naturally he was offended that I would challenge his disertation.

He then told me that every procedure must have a double blind test. I then told him that Dr. Jacob's answer was that million dollar horses don't know about such things and if DMSO worked , then they ran, if not , then they didn't. Simple stuff.

He then told me that if my right eye was clear in 9 months then he'd pay attention.

Mighty white of him. Told my wife that all the med schools needed to have a class on God, soes they understand that they are not he.


Replied by Freda
Utah, US

What has happened since then??? Please tell, it's been 9 months.

Replied by Jorge
Los Angeles

Yes, what happened? Did the right eye clear up? I would really like to find something that helps to dissolve those proteins rather than go under the knife.

There is a nature article that says that a steroids based eye drop has been shown to work but of course is still in animal trials but I happen to have cataracts NOW.

Has anyone had any success with ANYTHING? I've also read about the DMSO drops and MSM drops. I've been using the Life Extension Brite Eyes III drops for months but have seen zero change.

Anyone got anything new that actually works?


Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe

Jorge, read up on applying Castor Oil.

Replied by Om
Hope, Bc Canada

Jorge (Los Angeles) ---

Cold pressed castor oil daily five times a week before bed has helped a lady here on EC. However it took three years and all was clear. Operations carry their own risk. I nearly lost a good eye due to a clumsy surgeon.

Raw unheated honey dissolves in the eye and removes diseases. I would use natural homeopathic eye drops as well.

Namaste, Om

Replied by Sybille
Upstate New York


Dr. Morton Walker in his book on DMSO suggests to put a drop of DMSO into the eye with a cataract, for a period of time. I am about to try it, but wonder if anyone has had an experience with it. This would be food grade 99.999% pure and not the stuff one buys as a solvent from the hardware store.

Incidentally, the book is simply fantastic. Thank you for a response.

Replied by Ben
Bremerton, Washington

Don't even think of trying dmso in concentrated form! it burns. Dmso dehydrates the skin in seconds this is why straight dmso stings like crazy when applied to skin. Dmso must be diluted at least 50 percent before use. All dmso is 99.85% pure. The stuff from the feed store is just fine. Same purity. A better way to take the dmso might be to drink it or apply it topically to your skin. Dmso travels around going to where it is needed quite easily.

As for cataracts and eye health you are not getting enough antioxidants. The corneas have a blood filtering mechanism called the blood corneal barrier. It prevents impurities found in the blood from entering the eyes and clouding them. molecules of most antioxidants are too big to flow through the blood corneal barrier. On the other hand the eyes need nutrients and especially oxygen which are impaired by blood conditions like rouleaux. This is a fancy word for thick sticky blood cells all clumped together.

See darkfield microscopy / rouleaux /serrapeptase youtube.

The capillaries are so tiny that blood cells must pass single file. When blood cells are stuck together like glue they can not pass through the capillaries. Now think about that a minute. If your blood cells are all stuck together how can they oxygenate various parts of the body like the corneas? they cant pass through and deliver oxygen at a cellular level. Lacking adequate blood flow through the corneas means chronic low oxygen levels in the corneas. this brings on free radical damage then the corneas start clouding up with cellular debris. Reverse all that by changing your diet to lots of fresh raw vegetables full of antioxidants, lots of super oxide dismutase a free radical scavenger, n-acetyl cysteine and the most powerful antioxidant known for eye health astaxanthin. This stuff is very good for the eyes. I highly urge you to do it every day. Astaxanthin has a very small molecule size meaning it slips right through the blood corneal barrier with ease. Astaxanthin is 50 times more powerful than vitamin c for eye health. You are very deficent on vitamin c by the way!!! Now if you are a smoker then that is where 99.9 percent of your problem originates. Cigarette smoke causes the capillaries to constrict and even further limiting the amount of oxygen your corneas are receiving to practically nothing.

So what else unsticks blood cells and cleans the blood of unwanted debris? Serrapeptase. It scrubs blood cells and cleans out the trash found floating in the blood steam. This means having cleaner blood and better oxygen delivery. Sound like a good idea? See a naturopath if you can, your eyes are very important. To have health in one part of the body you must bring health to all parts of the body. Drink lots of carrot juice! see ya

Replied by Rsw

Hi Ben,

How much Serrapeptase can safely be taken daily?I have 120,000 SPU and take just one, except when I take Quercetin/Bromelain or four 500mg tumeric/pepper capsules. I assume only one type of supplement per day to prevent too much blood thinning?

Thank you for your informative posts. I have been learning a lot of new, interesting and helpful tips since you have come onboard! By the way, is the Gallium Nitrate always applied topically for around 40 minutes, then washed off? Even for autoimmune diseases? Thanks! This could help many people here.

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Posted by Royalbounty (New Mexico) on 03/31/2017
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I've been "seeing" very positive results in only 3 weeks using drop that contain active Ingredients: Glycerin 1.0% Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose 0.03%Inactive Ingredients: Boric acid, citric acid, N-acetyl-carnosine, potassium bicarbonate, purified benzyl alcohol, and sterile water. 1 drop in each eye every evening.

and 20mg Lutein once daily. Previously I was experiencing cloudy vision and "tired" eyes and was told upon eye examination that I had cataracts. Eyes are no longer tired and I'm reading the bottom line on TV news banners easily from a distance where I couldn't before.

Replied by Eileen
Brazil~ Sao Paulo

My mom has severe catsrata and GLAUCOMA. How could I aquire the eye drop you are using? If made ~what are the exact measures? I am desperate.

Replied by Sandy
Naperville Il

Hi, did you make your own eye drops using all those ingredients you have mention? Please help and explain

Replied by Aurora

Where do I get this eye drop please? My husband has cataracts and is on a waiting list for surgery :(

Replied by Nonny

To Aurora (Victoria), Sandy (Naperville) and Eileen (Brazil) - If you Google the ingredients from Royalbounty's post (just cut and paste it in Google's search box), you will find the product. I did and it came up with Life Extension's Brite Eyes III. Hope that helps!


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Posted by Ron (Platteville, Colorado Usa) on 07/29/2011
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Get rid of cataracts without surgery.

Just have the eye doctor call the nearest compounding pharmacy and ask for the following formulation. DMSO 6.25% Glutathione 1.25% Vitamin C 1.25%.

The drops sting a bit, but the stinging passes after about 30 seconds.

The lenses of our eyes respond to high blood sugar levels by helping to remove some of the excess. Unfortunately , the lenses have nowhere to store this access sugar, so over time, it literally " condenses" into cataracts. In other words you could be suffering from sugar-insulin metabolism. So try the eyedrops as a preventative and as a cure. It works for most but not all.

Replied by Robert Henry
Ten Mile, Tn.

HI U RON, , , , my cataracts have been coming on for a few years and now are starting to effect my sight. My ophthalmologist told me to call the shot when he puts in a new lens. Recently I came across your eye drop formula via a medical subscription letter and will pick that up this week from a compounding pharmacy. Your post is now several years old, so I would appreciate your feedback from your use of these drops.

As all know, I am SJS, and should have been taking a supplement to help prevent this from happening at all. I will be smart in the next life if I don't come back as a goat. Tests have shown that your aging eye gets depleted of Glutathione and that is the main substance in the eye drop formula that you recommend. My wife's anti- aging doctor put her on NAC supplement because she was low on Glutathione and NAC is the precussor. I now do compounded Gluthathione via a nebulizer, but that's too late for my eyes.

All I read from the natural folks is that it's the free radicals which get you as you age and your natural anti-oxidant , Glutathione, goes down. You can build that back with the NAC supplement , or expensive I.V.'s or inhaling the compound via a nebulizer. I am now convinced that Glutathione is a big deal for folks as they age. Thank you or others, who can shed some light on the topic of Glutathione eye drops to cure cataracts.

====OLE ROBERT HENRY=========

Replied by Bev

You can make your own cataract/macular degeneration eye drops: My eye surgeon (God) would not give me an Rx for these eye drops--he thought it was homeopathic nonsense. However, you can make your own.

1/2 oz. 99.99% DMSO, 1/2 oz. distilled water, 2-3 pinches finely ground glutathione powder. Some people use MSM instead of DMSO. Boil the glass dropper and the bottle to sterilize. These don't sting my eyes, but they may sting yours.

I had cataract surgery on one eye and this formula clouded that lens: DMSO is a solvent. I wish I'd never had the surgery but allowed my son to talk me into it.

You can also make your own liposomal glutathione. One doctor is reversing macular degeneration with glutathione injections but the liposome form is even more powerful. You can buy all the equipment you need for less than the cost of one Dr.'s appointment.

If you want to make your own liposomes, you'll find plenty of YouTube videos showing you how. I use sunflower lecithin instead of the soy the videos use. Also, you need to process glutathione for about 30 minutes as it takes longer to encapsulate than vitamin C.

Replied by Eva
St. Louis
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DMSO (used often with horses: penetrates through the skin if used topically and carries into yr body whatever is mixed with it; an anti-inflammatory), vitamin C and Glutathione is called Dr. Rowen drops. There is a pharmacy that compounds it. Expensive. Did not help me.

Replied by Jill
London, U.k.

Bev, Do you mean that the formula damaged your lens implant, thus clouding it more?

Replied by Henry
Pittsford, Ny

The latest addition to the DMSO formula is 2000 Vitamin A this was from a local pharmacy

Replied by Bev S.

That's exactly what I mean. I only used the drops in the eye that did not have the cataract surgery. The problem is that DMSO is a solvent and easily traveled to the eye with the lens.

Replied by Mary

Bev: Have you seen the eye doctor about your clouded eye lens? I saw a study that said the lens can be clouded by calcium buildup.


Posted by Larry (Fairfax, Virginia) on 07/31/2014

Has anyone found glutathione helpful for diminishing cataracts? If so, what daily dosage taken and length of time for results, etc.? Thanks.

Replied by Robin
Michigan, USA

I have used the Rx (1.25% ascorbic acid, 1.25% glutathione, 6.25% DMSO) for about six months ... started with one drop in each eye twice a day ... now doing one drop in each eye every other day. Have not gone for eye exam for objective opinion on reduction of low-level cataracts but I have noticed much clearer vision and better vision in lower levels of light. Previously had to have very bright light levels to see clearly close up. So, it appears to be working effectively for me. Hope this helps give some perspective to this treatment.

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Where do you get the dmso/glutathione./vit. eye drops? I have searched online, but you need a prescription and my eye Dr. does not believe in them. Thanks.

Replied by Robert Henry
Ten Mile, Tn.

HI U J, , , , , , , , , your eye doctor does not believe in this because he makes more money by installing a new lens. You have to get a prescription from any MD and have it filled by a compounding pharmacist. I used the one from Dr Robert Rowan's news letter. It did contain DMSO, Glutathione and Vit C, but I forgot the %. Go to his site and see if it's still available. I did post this on EC so it's in their files somers, which is Southern for somewhere.


EC: Hi J and ORH, this might be the formula, on this page.  ORH, can you confirm this is what you had compounded?  I'm sure a lot will be interested.

Posted by Ron (Platteville, Colorado Usa) on 07/29/2011

[YEA]  Get rid of cataracts without surgery.

Just have the eye doctor call the nearest compounding pharmacy and ask for the following formulation. DMSO 6.25% Glutathione 1.25% Vitamin C 1.25%.

Replied by Robert Henry
Ten Mile, Tn.

YEP, , , , , , , , that will work. =====ORH=====

EC: Thanks.

Replied by Bev

You can make your own eye drops. First, your doctor will pooh-pooh the idea (as mine did) and a compounding pharmacy will charge you about $100. Buy the very pure DMSO in the blue glass bottle for $19.95 on Amazon and pharmaceutical grade Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) that you can also get from Amazon. You can also get Bulk Supplements' glutathione from Amazon.

Warning: Do not use this formula if you've had cataract surgery--even in just one eye. The DMSO ( a solvent) will blur the plastic lens in the eye. I know because it happened to me.

Glutathione is poorly absorbed when taken orally. I make a my own (absorbable) liposomal combo containing equal amounts of vitamin C and glutathione. This helps macular degeneration.

Unfortunately, I haven't noticed any improvement in my cataract using coconut water drops.

P.S. DMSO has a hundred uses so do a little research. It will be money well spent.

Replied by Bev S.
Fort Lauderdale, Fl

Dr Robert Rowen, editor of Second Opinion, developed a formula to be used three times daily which can be made by pharmacies with the following ingredients: (Make it yourself. The pharmacy will charge you about $100.)

DMSO - 6.25 percent (Get the Blue glass bottle on Amazon $19.95)
Vitamin C - 1.25 percent
Glutathione - 1.25 percent

Famed herbalist Dr. John Christopher also reported treating cataracts successfully with his herbal eyebright eye drops formula. Some suggest that a combination of the DMSO formula and eyebright might be the best eye drop treatment option of all.

Digestive enzymes therapy has also been used successfully to treat cataracts by improving blood circulation in the eyes and helping rid the eyes of debris. Suggested enzymes are:

Superoxide dismutase
Trypsin with chymotripsin
Microbial protease

Pascalite is a creamy white-colored form of bentonite clay found only in the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming. Cataract patients have reported that applying the clay paste to their eyelids and making eye drops from water filtered through the clay has helped to dissolve their cataracts.

People have also reported that using regular gray bentonite clay, made into a paste, applied to your closed eyelids, and left on for about 30 minutes will eventually get rid of cataracts. Bentonite has many uses, I keep a small jar of paste (bentonite mixed with water) on my kitchen counter. If you burn yourself, apply it immediately. It's a bloody miracle! The pain is instantly gone. It's great for insect bites and a zillion other things.


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Posted by Laureen Raftopulos (Johannesburg, South Africa) on 12/17/2007
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Glyconutrients were given to my mother on 15-dec-2007 for Cataracts and Glaucoma. My mom is blind in on eye and has 40% vision in the other eye. It has not yet been 2 weeks and already she can read without her glasses on. My mom is 82 and Glaucoma would've lead to blindness. We are thrilled with the results.

Replied by Hasan
Islamabad, Pakistan

Under the topic of Cataracts on 12/17/2007, a Laureen Raftopulos from Johannesburg, South Africa wrote that her mother was given GLYCONUTRIENTS that cured her cataracts within a week. I would appreciate if you could obtain the exact types glyconutrients (brand name, manufacturer, chemical composition & the dosage involved) or otherwise provide me Laureens email to contact her for the details. Thanks & Regards Hasan

Replied by Jaya
Detroit, Michigan, Usa

I would appreciate it if you could obtain the exact types glyconutrients (brand name, manufacturer, chemical composition & the dosage involved) or otherwise provide me Laureens email to contact her for the details. Thank you! Wishing you best of health. Regards Jaya.

Replied by Linda
Mount Clemens, Michigan, Usa

I am also interested in exactly what glyconutrients Laureen mother was given and in what quantities or dosage.

I would appreciate it if you would pass this e-mail along to Laureen and give her my e-mail so she can contact me directly with the information please.

I have cataracts and am looking at surgery if I don't find another alternative!

Thank you and wishing you all the best in 2010!

Linda H

EC: Please type "glyconutrients" into a search engine and you will see the word "SCAM" appear repeatedly. We used to have a page on glyconutrients (with mostly negative reviews) but ended up deleting it last year after receiving an email from the legal department of a certain glyconutrient company!

Another thing to note is the date of the original poster's email - 12/2007. We received a few posts on glyconutrients between 2007 - 2009, but they all stopped after February 2009, when a maker of glyconutrients agreed to pay $6 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the Texas attorney general. The state alleged that the  company made false claims about its health benefits and marketed products as cures and treatments for diseases.


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Thank you so much, Earth Clinic, for the study and answer to why we can stop looking for that. I don't make a move without you!!!

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Posted by Marilda (Porto Alegre, Brazil) on 05/12/2016
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Here in Brazil we have a kind of honey named "Mel de Jataí" that folk people believe to cure cataract. I have been using it in my eyes and feel a great improvement. It is necessary to use one drop a day in each eye for two months and the cataract will vanish. I was diagnosed with cataract a few months ago. You may research for a correspondent honey in English. I think it is worth trying.

EC: Here's an excerpt on Honey Jatai from Brazil that we found online.

..."The honey of jataí bees is sought after for its medicinal properties and immunological, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, sedative, expectorant, desensitizing and antibacterial effects. It is also effective for swollen eyes and treatment of cataracts."


Replied by Carolyn
San Bernardino, California

So how does one go about purchasing this honey please?


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Posted by Fil (Portugal) on 04/16/2016
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Lemon juice or a dozen lemon drops (+/-) in a little water (boiled and cooled to room temperature) and wash your open eyes with it. As your eyes get better it will sting less and less. Sometime in the beginning of last century there was a doctor who dissected both normal and cataractic eyes. The striking difference he found was the lack of vitamin C in the middle of the cataractic eyes. This you can do forever.

Castor oil also works as it has a lot of omega oils. But you need to make sure it comes from a reputable source. That means that it probable brings a certificate of analysis with it. The reason being that some of the producers may not have the means/habit of being thorough about its purity. If you can get it from a chemists that is ideal.

The ideal is probably, much later on after recovery, and only every so often to put a few castor oil drops before bedtime.

What I found is that the reversal has to be maintained and every case is different. So you need to pay attention to your individual needs.

To be safe you do not put anything in your eyes that you would not eat/drink. (the inverse is not true! :D)

Serrapeptase is really good. Make sure you are not (at the same time) taking meds to thin the blood.

You should also eat raw leaf greens + 1 carrot (medium size - there are daily limits - this is safe) + green apple. And whatever other raw (organic preferably) veg or fruit you wish. You can either do a smoothie or juice it.

Another important thing is to do eye exercises (never force). You will find useful ones on youtube.