Natural Remedies for Eye Floaters

Sep 23, 2017

Natural Remedies for Eye Floaters

Eye floaters are usually mild visual disturbances caused by clumps of fibrous tissue in the eye that leave small shadows that resemble small spots or cob-web like lines. At first they may be hardly noticeable as they come on gradually as part of the aging process. Natural remedies for eye floaters include beets, castor oil, and the herb comfrey.

Note that eye floaters come on gradually. Any sudden visual changes or disturbances must be ruled out by a qualified professional to ensure that something more serious is not the cause of what appears to be eye floaters.

Beets

Canned beets or juiced beets are a natural remedy for eye floaters. Beets are highly nutritious and contain lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidants that are critical to eye health. Consuming beets or beet juice will provide these important nutrients.

You can simply add canned beets to your daily diet. Because of the high fiber content and the detoxifying properties of beets, begin with a small amount (one small beet, for example) and increase your intake as desired. Beginning with a large amount of beets at once could cause digestive distress or detox symptoms if you are not used to eating beets.

If you decide to juice fresh beets, the caution to begin slowly is even more important. Beet juice is a highly concentrated food which can cause you to feel quite sick if you are not used to consuming it. Juice only one small beet to begin with (or add it to other fruits and vegetables that you know agree with you.) Increase the amount slowly as desired.

Castor Oil

Castor oil can be applied directly to the eye to reduce floaters. Castor oil is used to dissolve all sorts of different growths and cysts in the body. Use only cold-pressed hexane free castor oil in your eyes. Use one drop in each eye at bedtime. It will cause a bit of temporary blurry vision because it is an oil. It may also sting initially but will leave your eyes feeling well hydrated.

Taurine

A taurine supplement is sometimes used to reduce eye floaters. Taurine is an amino acid and antioxidant. It is found in meats and not vegetables, so vegetarians are at particular risk for taurine deficiency.

Comfrey

Comfrey is an herbal source of lutein and promotes cell regeneration. Comfrey tea can be used like eye drops in the eye. Comfrey tea does need to be freshly brewed daily. Many drink it on a daily basis for its anti-inflammatory effects, though it should be noted that internal use of comfrey is controversial.

Do you have a natural remedy for eye floaters? Please send us some feedback!

Sources:

1. https://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/caring-for-your-vision/diet-and-nutrition/lutein?sso=y



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Posted by Alex (Thessaloniki, Greece) on 07/14/2017
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Have being dring beet root juice for a week with zero results. Didn't drink large quantities though. For another period of time I have also tried eating a lot of beet roots. All my floaters are still there. I got my floaters from being myopic, reading too much without plus lenses and thus overheating the vitreus chamber. Maybe inflammations while using contact lenses when I was a teen added to the problem.


Posted by Katalyst For Change (Brevard, Nc) on 06/14/2017
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Got spontaneous eye floaters 2 days ago along with flashing light at the corner of my eye. Came to this sight for insight and remedy, as usual. Last night put Colloidal Silver drops in my eyes. A little burning, no better. Today, for lunch I drank fresh beet and carrot juice, about 3 cups through lunch and beyond. I washed the unpeeled carrots and beets and juiced them. Yum! Eye floaters gone right now! One hour later. Well, there is a little one left - negligible. I'll drink more later and tomorrow. LOVE this sight and all of you! Thank you for posting and for your help and wisdom.

This is so great because yesterday, I went to sign up for health insurance. LOL! I could pay a premium of $38.25 and my deductible was $14,300. No vision, no dental included. Shocking! What can we do to change this, folks? We all say yes to this debacle. There has got to be a different way. Meanwhile, I'll keep coming back and making myself a guinea pig.

Replied by Rsw
Oh
06/14/2017

Flashing lights in the eye can be a sign of a detached retina, which needs immediate medical care if your vision is to be maintained. Unless you are talking about what you know to be the flashing lights of a migraine or an ocular migraine, a visit to an eye doctor, immediately, may be wise. I love alternative medicine and don't mean to alarm you, but this may need help from an MD.

Replied by Soazburrolady
Southern Az
06/15/2017

Hi Katalyst,
I know you said you have no vision insurance. Vision insurance usually refers to refraction (glasses measurement). Floaters and flashing lights, on the other hand, are considered a medical problem and should be covered by medical insurance, as would things such as glaucoma, cataract, and macula degeneration for example. Hope that helps.

Replied by Mz
Nc
07/13/2017

Did the flashing lights go away too?


Posted by Akilah (Chicago ) on 02/09/2017
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So I use earth clinic as a first source for pretty much everything and it is ALWAYS helpful but I understand that natural remedies sometimes take a little longer to work than western medicine. Therefore I always use it over a trial period and expect gradual results over time.

Well, with eye floaters and beet juice I can honestly say that this post has come an hour after eating about half a can of canned beets. The reduction in eye floaters is amazing.

Long story short 2 years ago the vision in my right eye started changing. I got tons of testing and they couldn't find anything wrong but they were able to confirm that I had reduced vision in the center of my eye. Fast forward two years and I suspected that there was a possibility it could be a floater just in a very uncomfortable place ( the center of my eye) causing its presence to be more inconvenient than the norm.

So I came onto earth clinic, decided to try the beets and VOILA! A mere hour later, while the floater is not completely gone and I don't know if it will stay gone, it is AT LEAST 50% better than it was just an hour ago!

I work on a computer pretty much 10 hours a day so it's very noticeable, but hey if you have eye floaters try this, worst case scenario it doesn't work and you now have your daily dose of vitamin C!


Posted by Pbatech (Us) on 04/08/2015
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I had two large floaters in my eyes and many smaller ones. I find that every time I eat beets the floaters get smaller and fainter. I eat canned beets and notice an improvement every time. I would not drink beet juice because it does not have all the good benefits of whole beets. When I stop eating beets my floaters remain the same until I start eating them again. For me, beets are the only things that work.

Replied by Steven
Imperial Beach, Ca
06/15/2015
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I followed your advice and got the same results. My floaters are becoming more translucent after consumming canned beets. Thank you.

Replied by Earthling
Usa
06/15/2015

That's great! How long was it before you noticed improvement?

Replied by Pbatech
Us
06/24/2015

Steven, so glad to hear you found the same results I have with eating beets. It was really amazing when I realized what was happening.

Earthling, I had been originally eating beets because of their anti-cancer properties, but after about a week I noticed the improvement in my eye floaters. And then I saw an improvement every time I ate beets. After eating a lot of them by themselves with red wine vinegar, I grew tired of them, but now I am back to eating them in salads, mixed with canned tomatoes and other salad ingredients. I like the combination of beets and tomatoes.

Replied by Carolina
Jupiter
06/30/2015

I've been eating canned beets and drinking the juice they come in every day for a week and haven't noticed improvement yet. How long does it take? Getting burned out with beets and not seeing results.

Replied by Nguyen Minh Duc
Vietnam
07/08/2015

I am from VN. I have suffer floater for years. How can I find beets or any fruits can replace it. DO you have any experiment share to me? Thank you so much

Replied by Pbatech
Us
07/27/2015

Hi Carolina, sorry to hear you haven't seen any difference after eating beets. Have you gone to see the eye doctor to make sure what you are dealing with are really eye floaters and not something else? There are several other conditions that cause black spots in your vision, and some of them are very serious.

Hi Duc, I would imagine you could get fresh beets at the vegetable market in VN. Cook them and eat them. There is no substitute.

Replied by Marie-louise Bloch
Zurich, Switzerland
08/11/2015

Hello together

I just have recently eye floaters. I found that Herbal Eyebright is for rinsing the eye and also the herbs are nourishement for the eye. I lost all points, now I have just one more thing left, if I am too lazy and do not rinse the eye everyday I get the it back!! There is also a youtoube of Dr. Wang. He is a Chinese doctor in AL and explains the cause of eye floaters. This is the best, which I found for treatment. I hope I can help somebody with my suggestions. Kind regards from Switzerland.

Replied by Catherina
Denmark
09/09/2015

Hello Pbatech.

I would like to know for how long you have gotten these eye floaters? And how old are you? Do they become more visible if you don't eat beets?

Pbatech
Us
03/25/2016

Hi Catherina, I must have gotten my eye floaters starting when I was in my mid to late 50s. No, they do not get more visible when I don't eat beets, but they don't get better either. Every time I eat beets they become more translucent, fainter and smaller. Now I am in my 60s. I also see some improvement as well when I eat avocados and maybe olives, but not to the same extent as beets. But I combine all those things in a salad with tomatoes and a few other vegetables and it makes me feel so good after eating it. My eyesight becomes sharper. And the big floaters I had are almost gone now.

Replied by Elodie
Melbourne
10/13/2015

Beetroots nourish the blood. In Chinese medicine, eye floaters are an indication of liver-blood deficiency, so it makes sense that people are finding improvement with the consumption of beets!

Replied by Chloe
California
02/07/2016

How often and how much do you drink?


Posted by Jay (Hyderabad, India) on 03/18/2013
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Excess calc fluor in my body resulted the floaters. I am taking beet juce daily, now after 3 days, 80% floaters are gone, and rest are reduced in size, so wanted to continue to take beet juce.

Replied by Shikhar
Noida, Up
05/13/2013

Hi Jay, Hoping you are doing great. I am suffering from eye flaoters since 4 years and after the last few weeks it got increased. I have been checked by eyes from varius Doctors but they said no treatment is required. Could you please let me know about the beet juice and how much benefit you got with that? Regards, Shikhar

Replied by Carol
San Francisco, Ca.
05/13/2013

Would also like to know about the beet juice. I purchased some beets a few days ago and would like to know should I just juice them and how much juice are you using? Thanks so much!!

Pbatech
Us
03/25/2016

Hi Carol, I use canned beets. Drained and rinsed under running water in a colander to rinse off the excess salt used in canning. And then I put them in a "salad" that is more like a gazpacho. If you get raw beets I think that the extra work of cooking them all the time would get tedious and make someone stop bothering with them. When I tell people about how wonderful beets are they will say they love beets, but I find that they will eat them once or twice a year. This is not often enough to see any improvement from them. I make my large salad weekly and it lasts two or three days for all my meals.

Replied by Raj
Himachal
07/29/2013

Hi Jai, I have flashes and floaters both. And my vision of left eye is going too blurry. Could you tell me that will it work on my flashes? If yes then how much quantity should be used.

Replied by Ks
India
08/05/2013

Raj from Himachal - u must visit an eye doctor asap. This condition could be very serious. Don't waste time.

Replied by Tonio90
Milano
01/08/2014

Sleeping on your stomach causes eye floaters.

Pbatech
Us
03/25/2016

Hi Tonio, eye floaters have nothing to do with any sleeping position. They are caused by aging. And if beets can make them improve, then to a certain extent nutrition, or lack of certain nutrients in the diet.

Replied by Catherina
Denmark
09/08/2015

Hello Pbatech.

I would like to know for how long you have gotten these eye floaters? And how old are you? Do they become more visible if you don't eat beets?

Replied by Karan
Delhi
02/18/2016

Hey Jay...did it work..I have a lot of them in both eyes..please let me know

Pbatech
Us
03/25/2016
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Hi Karan, Why don't you try it and see what your results are? It has worked for me. But I eat at least one can of beets per week in what I call my health salad. It is so tasty! I would eat it more often but it takes about a half hour to prepare, and often I just eat something else instead. I'm trying to get into a routine with the same breakfast and then the salad for a combination of lunch/dinner and a snack later on. The salad is large, so it lasts a couple of days or a bit longer if I eat that exclusively for each meal. Good luck!

Replied by Pbatech
Us
03/25/2016

Hi Jay, I really am skeptical that your eye floaters are disappearing after only 3 days. That makes it sound like magic. There is no magic in the world.

Replied by Courtney
Granite Bay, Ca
03/26/2016

I'm not sure that eye floaters have much to do with age. I've had them since I was in my late teens/early 20's. :

Back then (I'm 53 now) the eye doctor said; "Meh...it happens", and that was that. No real explanation.

Replied by Shirley
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
05/30/2016

Hi Pbatech

There is magic all around us my friend. It's called the human body's ability to heal itself with the correct nutrition. You just have to know where to look. Jay may be correct in what he says. Everyone's body is different.

Replied by Pankaj
Hyderabad
07/09/2016

Hey Jay, I am Pankaj. I am happy to see your post regarding beet juice affects on floaters. Even I am from Hyderabad and facing the same floaters. So please will you let me know how your floaters exactly are?, and is this beet juice really effective?


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Posted by Mare (st louis, mo) on 07/22/2007
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You need to find out about the Budwig Diet.Read the information at www.cancertutor.com/Cancer/Budwig.html.

Dr. Johanna Budwig was the foremost expert in the world on fats and oils. She was able to heal people even from their deathbeds using flaxseed oil and cottage cheese. (It's all about the electrons!) She also recommends veggies and fruit. (no meats, animal fats, or sugar.) She lived into her 90's. and was a nominee for the nobel prize many times. Earth Clinic should be all over this one. It helps all sorts of diseases, Heart Infarction. arthritis, cancer etc, and is good for athletic performance and in fact, the whole family. I have done oil pulling for only a short time and it has helped the floaters in my eye get smaller & less dark. (they were the result of a burst capillary.)

Replied by Ross
Kildare, Ireland
11/05/2008

i have floaters and you say that the use of flax seed oil can help .how much per day should i take and can i get it from my local organics shop. please write back

EC: The Budwig Diet: 3-5 tablespoons of organic flax seed oil thoroughly blended (hand blender works best) with 1 cup of low fat organic cottage cheese. The 1 cup is eaten throughout the day. Flax can be found in the refrigerated section of your local health food store (important). More here: http://www.cancure.org/budwig_diet.htm

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
04/08/2010

I don't like cottage cheese. Can I just take it by the spoon? What about doing oil pulling with flaxseed oil? I hadn't seen the answer to a first question I posted on this subject but I will surely look into the mini-beet protocol. I am so fed up of these floaters especially in my right eye which is the one most affected by myopia. I have tried countless natural medication for the liver but nothing ever changed. As someone suggested here that massaging the shoulders seems to help I will roll my shoulders next time I go for a walk in the sunshine as I see them when I am in bright lights.

Replied by Bonecrusher
Denver, Colorado
09/09/2011

No, you cannot just take the flax oil by itself, that defeats the whole premise of the Budwig Protocol. Oil pulling will just be a waste of good flax oil.

Mix 3tbsp flax to 6tbsp cottage cheese (2:1 ratio) mix it, add in some blueberries or other fruit of your choice and mix some more. Eat it, no whining about cottage cheese.

Replied by Joe
Rome, Lazio, Italy
11/03/2011
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I have done quite a bit of reading about the Budwig diet, and it seems that as an alternative to cottage cheese you could use quark. It makes it taste much, much nicer, especially with some cinammon and some berries. I have it every morning because it's delicious - tried the cottage cheese for awhile but the consistency put me right off.

Also, I don't think yogurt works too well - something to do with the sulphur content, but I don't remember exactly. Sulphur in itself is a very interesting element and should be researched. I think it's one of the primary ways your body moves oxygen around your body.

Replied by Julie
Toronto, Ontario / Canada
12/05/2011

Quark, flax, cheese - forget it - just try those l-carnisine eye drops.

1. can-c

2. Bright eyes

You might have to order them online but they exist and reduce your floaters amazingly well. Use them as much as you want - the more the better. No side effects except your eyes feel a million times better. They are a miracle so try them if you have bad floaters. Forget diets, looking into the moon or sun & any other stupid old remedy - just get those drops and start using them alot.

Then get back online and tell people - maybe the eye community can make those eye doctors tell us about these drops even if they aren't a prescription. They don't seem to recognize them - which led me to get my 2nd floater - if I had used them when I got the first one - I never would have got this second one and my life would have been way better.

Replied by Kk
Seattle, Wa
08/02/2012

I doubt safety of using flax seeds. A lot of parasite sites talk about possibilities of nuts and seeds being contaminated with parasites. This totally averts me from using raw seeds. If to do termal treatment of seeds then that omega 3 fats there go rancid, then there is no point.

I understand that there can be a benefit, I just do not know how to clean these seeds.

Replied by Frank
Thunder Bay, On
10/10/2013

Hi Kk. You don't need to bother with the flax seeds. In fact, I don't recommend it on a long term basis. I got diverticulitis after using ground flax seeds every day for several years. They can stick together and become trapped in the diverticulae of your intestines and then become infected. You can see the stickiness very easily. Just wet your finger and put it in the seeds an the seed will stick to your fingers like glued on and or will stick to each other if whetted. If you do use the seeds and grind them, consume them immediately afterward so as not to allow them time to become rancid. Just use the flax seed oil instead but be careful about the flax seed oil you buy. It should be produced in a nitrogen environment as flax seed oil is extremely reactive with oxygen of the air and will become rancid quickly if exposed to unrestricted oxygen in the air for any length of time. It is said to be 30 times as reactive as sunflower oil. Further, it should be sold in a brown glass bottle as it can react just from exposure to light. Also, once bought and opened, it should be closed again right after you take out the oil you want to use, and then put back in the fridge where it's dark and cold immediately in order to keep it fresh and to maintain its health benefits for the body. Also, the oil you buy should not have any preservatives in it or it defeats the health benefit of the flax seed oil you're seeking. You can take flax seed oil alone as an antiviral or anti inflammatory. But, the Budwig protocol for cancer requires low fat cottage cheese or quark combined with flax seed oil in order to act as an oxygen carrier in the body to combat the cancer. In the case of cancer, Budwig warns that taking flax seed oil by itself shouldn't be done at all. Also, I think it is best to prepare your budwig protocol just before use to maintain it in the freshest state. I make Budwig shakes. To do this I put a third of a cup of low fat cottage cheese in a blender and add to that two tablespoons of flaxseed oil. I also usually add half an apple and half an orange but you can add whatever fruit you like. I then add just enough 1% butter fat milk to allow it to blend as low fat is important and pour that mixture when blended into a regular beer glass for dirinking. Budwig also allowed or even suggested the adding of a bit of honey. Perhaps the honey helps pull the respiratory enzyme created by the mixture into the cancer cells. When my son had cancer, the Budwig shake was the only alternate protocol we tried that brought his cancer markers to normal and below. FWIW

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
10/11/2013

Frank, so putting flax seeds in a smoothie is not a good idea? Is this also true with blended chia seeds and/or sesame seeds?

Replied by Frank
Thunder Bay, On
10/15/2013

Hi Mmsg, I used to take two tablespoons of flaxseeds ground up with an electric grinder everyday. As best as I can recall I took these in my oat bran cereal for breakfast or my daily Budwig shake. I would have thought that taking them in this way that they would have been sufficiently separated to prevent them sticking together, but I believe they become trapped first in the diverticulae, then stick together, and them become infected.

At any rate after doing this for about two to three years, I got diverticulitis. This causes the diverticulae to become stretched out and deformed. Now I have to have fiber daily such as oat bran or psylium fiber to keep these diverticulae flushed out so that food particles don't become trapped in them.

With regard to chia seeds, I have no direct experience so I can't really comment on them.

With regard to sesame seeds, I have little experience with them but I suspect they are also sticky like flax seeds as I recall eating them in a Chinese restaurant where you wet the chopsticks and dipped them in the seeds to pick them up.

However, I found out the cause of the diverticulitis when I told a friend about it and he responded, "Oh you get that from eating small seeds." FWIW

Replied by Prioris
Fl
10/16/2013

In response to ..."However, I found out the cause of the diverticulitis when I told a friend about it and he responded, "Oh you get that from eating small seeds." FWIW"...

That is just a myth. Diverticulitis is caused by bacteria. The bacteria can be killed and pockets healed with Aloe Muciliginous Polysaccharide but i'd try the aloe vera juice first.

There are list of foods that are supposedly the culprit but those foods may be only part of a long chain reaction. You need to know what spawned the bacteria.

For instance, if I eat too much sweet things like candy or french toast etc, it spawns the bacteria. I can eat most of those other foods on the list and it won't be a problem. Of course if the bacteria does get spawned, those other foods like seeds may add to it. If the problem does occur again, I can usually douse it out very quickly.

If your pockets healed, the seeds would likely not have been a problem.

You will likely find out very quickly what actually is the root of your causation if it happens again after you cure it.

Replied by Mama To Many
Tennessee, Usa
11/30/2013

Dear Frank,

Thanks for taking time to keep us posted. You are right - you haven't failed, only found out something else that didn't work. I appreciate your optimism! I trust that you will keep us posted when you come upon the solution! Thanks again!

~Mama to Many~


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Posted by Alex (Thessaloniki, Greece) on 06/30/2017
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Castor oiled failed for me. I used cold pressed, hexane free castor oil not only for 8-9 days as Al Miller have suggested, but for a whole month with no results. My eye floaters still remain. I used one drop per day in the afternoon. I had no infection at all even though the castor oil is not sterile. If I used it just before bed time though I had much eye in the morning so I abadoned night use.

Be carefull, because it is oil, if someone has a RCE (recurrent corneal errosion) it can deteriorate the cornea and make the epithelium stick off with ease even while not sleeping! I had that case and stopped the use in my left eye allthough it was fine for months.


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Posted by Al Miller (Usa) on 03/17/2017
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I developed floaters years ago [I was told if you were near sighted, and lived long enough, that you would develop floaters]. Recently I developed dry eyes along with itchiness. I applied 2-4 drops of Castor Oil at bedtime. The first treatment removed the dryness 90%, so I continued nightly for 7-8 nights and my eyes feel almost 'new'....to my surprise, my floaters have reduced 90% as well [treating for floaters was not in my plan] :)


Posted by William (Plains, Mt.) on 03/18/2015
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I too have put castor oil in my eyes for floaters; it took them away. I did this several times, it worked just fine. There is no pain at all when you put castor oil in your eyes.

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
03/18/2015

William, which Castor Oil do you use?

Replied by Steve
Beaverton, Oregon
03/18/2015

I have more floaters in my eyes that I even care to talk about... Does the castor oil really work? More info. would be great! Steve

Replied by Diane
Dover, Delaware
03/29/2015

So are you saying it's safe to put castor oil in the eye and if so how much?

Replied by Mama to Many
Tennessee
03/30/2015

Dear Diane,

When I use castor oil in my eyes, I use one drop in each eye at bedtime. (I keep a tissue handy because even one drop won't all stay in the eye.)

Castor Oil in the eyes is a bit controversial. Personally, I am comfortable using it. But you might want to read more and decide.

I do use cold pressed Hexane free Castor oil when I am using it in my eyes. (Actually, I use it for lots of things. It is not that expensive and a little goes a long way.)

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Bell
Birmingham, Al, Usa
06/11/2015

How do you put it in and what kind do you use?

Replied by Mama To Many
Tennessee
06/12/2015

Dear Bell,

I keep castor oil in a small squeeze bottle and then it is easy to put into my eyes. Keeping some in a small bottle with an eyedropper would work, too.

I look for brands that are cold or expeller pressed and hexane free when using it in my eyes. I have used castor oil from Heritage, Home Health and Mountain Rose Herbs.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Lalin
Sri Lanka
01/02/2017

I have floaters in both eyes and emerging cataract. Read about castor oil for cataract and got down some oil (USP) packed by a company called Humco in Texas. According to the label it is to be used as a laxative. Unfortunately I am not sure about the purity of the castor oil here that is why I imported it from USA. Could I use this for my eyes? Regards


Chinese Herbs  

Posted by Sam (Miami, US) on 08/04/2014

Interesting article on floaters:FLOATERS AND THEIR TREATMENT WITH CHINESE HERBS

http://www.itmonline.org/arts/floaters.htm


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Posted by Pam (Livonia, Michigan) on 10/29/2015
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I developed eye floaters in my left eye a month ago. It was like looking through black lace. I went to an opthmalogist to make sure that I didn't have a detached retina and thankfully it wasn't. So I began trying to cure the floaters with things I have on hand.

I began drinking comfrey tea three times a day (I grow comfrey in my yard) I mixed raw honey onto it, putting about a teaspoon full of honey into a quart of tea. I used an eye dropper of the tea (cooled) three times a day.

The floaters started to diminish after four days. Comfrey is high in lutein which is great for your eyes and also a cell prolifilerator- so I figured it was a win win.

I continued to research and found out that castor oil (hexane free) - a drop in the eye at night also helps heal, so I began doing that also.

I am happy to report that my floaters are gone!

My doctor was amazed but ayurvedic medicine has known about castor oil for centuries.

Replied by Mary
Usa
10/30/2015

How much comfrey did you use?

Replied by Pam
Livonia, Mi.
11/05/2015

I picked four good sized leaves (stems included) chopped them up and boiled them for about five minutes in two quarts of water. Drank the tea through out the day.

Replied by Aamena
Johannesburg, South Africa
01/08/2016

Hi how bad were your floaters? I'm looking for a remedy and would like to try this


Eye Floaters and Eye Flashes  

Posted by Saba (Mentor, Oh) on 05/18/2013

Lately I'm seeing flashes in my eyes. Sometimes they come on the sides and sometimes at the bottom. They only last a second or two. Does anyway know what they are and how to heal it? Please help, thank you.

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
05/19/2013

Saba: when you see eye flashes you should RUN to the doctor! It may be nothing but it may be something very serious and you MUST catch it early.

Replied by Carly
Wa, Usa
05/19/2013

This is one of the rare times I am going to say this.... You need to see an eye doctor. Right away. As in first thing in the morning. You could have something very serious going on that could cause blindness. I am not trying to scare you, but please.... Go. Good luck, and please keep us posted.

Replied by Saba
Mentor, Oh
05/19/2013

OK thanks I will do that. Scary!

Replied by Joy
Battleground, Wash
05/20/2013

I got these once in the shape of a football that got larger and larger until I couldn't see at all... For about half an hour , then I was fine and went to the eye doc. He asked if I had a pounding headache. I said no, he said lucky you, it was a migraine. My friend gets them and loses her sight all the time, for more than an hour at a time. Maybe low magnesium. I had this over ten years ago, only one!

Replied by Art
Vancover, Bc. Canada
05/20/2013

I used to get them to as well as a pressure feeling in my left eye. I then discovered B12 5,000 mcg sublingual did the trick. I also take a B12 1,000 mcg time released with my other vitamins. There is no toxicity as you pee out what you don't need. It also helps with neuropathy. Art.

Replied by Rickt
Winston-salem Nc
09/17/2013

Saba, from experience, you most likely have vitreous detachment. The jelly vitreous fluid of the eye ball shrinks with age. Light then fills the void causing the flashing. Not much can be done but important you see an eye doctor immediately to make sure is not major problem that could be forming.


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Posted by Nadine (Matlacha,, Florida) on 09/02/2010
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I have had Floaters for many years. They are annoying. I was able to find a way to tolerate them when suddenly they disappeared. I usually used to get them when I was extremely tired and its very hot outside, and living in Florida it's mostly hot all the time. I decided to try Flaxeed oil about a year ago after a lot of reading about the possible way to get them to go away, and that seems to have licked them for now. I also exercise about 2 hours a day and I'm told that it might help. Hope this helps.

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
09/03/2010

Hi Nadine, I have also had floaters for many years. That seems to be connected with the age and the fact that the retina starts pulling and getting detached. Mine are always there is there is more light and nothing I try makes me see less of these crazy things. Could you maybe explain what you did with the flaxseed oil? Did you do oil pulling, take it or something else? I have been taking flaxseed oil in pills for a while but didn't notice any difference. Before that I also took 1 soup spoon a day with no results and I was afraid the oil would turn rancid without me noticing it so I stopped and started with the pill. Please tell me what you do exactly and I hope they never come back for you as this is really annoying! Like you I am always hunting for solutions!


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Posted by Ellie (Florida) on 05/27/2014

I read somewhere that a person associated floaters with low iron levels and after starting supplementing iron, her floaters were gone. Do research on the iron testing, as it is not a clear cut test. Sometime the body intentionally lowers its iron levels to compensate for something else to maintain balance.


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Posted by Julie (Toronto, Ontario / Canada) on 12/05/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Just try l-carnosine eye drops for eye floaters. Forget the Budwig diet with flax and cottage cheese.

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You might have to order them online but they exist and reduce your floaters amazingly well. Use them as much as you want - the more the better. No side effects except your eyes feel a million times better. They are a miracle so try them if you have bad floaters. Forget diets, looking into the moon or sun & any other stupid old remedy - just get those drops and start using them alot.

Then get back online and tell people - maybe the eye community can make those eye doctors tell us about these drops even if they aren't a prescription. They don't seem to recognize them - which led me to get my 2nd floater - if I had used them when I got the first one - I never would have got this second one and my life would have been way better.

Replied by Manoj
Mumbai, India
04/20/2012

Hi , I've been trying the Can C drops- been through 1 bottle so far but no significant reduction in floaters... got them in both eyes and they're especially irritating after physical exertion and while looking at plain and monochrome surfaces like a white wall etc...Give them a shot... all the best.

Replied by Frank
Thunder Bay, On
10/23/2013

Hi Julie Tor. Cda & Prioris FL,

My Can-C eyedrops and L-Carnosine 500 mg capsules arrived today. I have put one drop of Can-C in each eye and have taken one L-Carnosine capsule. I will let you know how it works out for me to get rid of my eye floaters.

Replied by Frank
Thunder Bay, On
10/30/2013

It has now been one week. I have put one drop of the Can-C eyedrops in each eye every day and have also taken one 500 mg L-Carnosine capsule each day.

There was no stinging from the Can-C dropst the first couple of times I used them but they now sting a little when I put them in but that is very brief. I checked my eyes by looking at a white piece of paper before making this post and I am unable to detect any decernable difference after one week. I intend to continue using the drops and capsules until they are all gone and will try to remember to give weekly reports or if I notice any significant change.

Replied by Frank
Thunder Bay, On
11/03/2013

Today is the tenth day of the Can-C and 500 mg L-Carnosine capsules for eye-floaters regimen. Starting today I am increasing the Can-C drops from one drop per day to two drops per day, with one drop in the morning and one drop in the evening. So far there is no decernable change in my eye-floaters.

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Thunder Bay, On
11/06/2013

It is now two weeks since starting the Can-C eye drop and L-Carnosine capsule regimen for eye floaters. I am currently using two drops of Can-C, one in the morning and one in the evening as well as one 500 mg L-Carnosine capsule per day. There is no discernible improvement in the eye floaters at this time. There is, however, significant improvement in eye comfort. My eyes are feeling normal and not congested or dry as before. I don't think the improvement is due entirely to this regimen as I am also following a dry eye regimen described else where on this page. However, I think this regimen is helping as well. I also have had a chronic lingering low level sinus infection. I have recently used a 5% Boric acid solution nasal spray in the evening before bed for that condition. It is significantly improved after only a few applications. I have only used two or three sprays in each nostril before bed time about three times and my sinuses are feeling quite normal now. I believe this has significantly reduced the infection in and around my eyes and likely has also contributed to the improved comfort of my eyes.

Replied by Frank
Thunder Bay, On
11/13/2013

It is now three weeks since starting using Can-C eye-drops and a 500 mg L-Carnosine capsule per day for my eye-floaters. I am currently using two Can-C drops per day and there is no improvement to report.

Replied by Prioris
Fl
11/13/2013

I'd give the test 4 weeks or just finish bottle. Doesn't seem to be too promising from your reports. I have tried it for 2 weeks with no positive results. I will experiment with it more later. I have had some positive results with taurine but it starts to give me a migraine.

Replied by Frank
Thunder Bay, On
11/20/2013

Hi Prioris. I originally planned to use up all of the Can-C drops and L-carnosine capsules to complete this experiment. It's getting a bit discouraging because I hoped to see some improvement in what I think are blood cells floating around if not the larger floaters But I can't detect any change even there. For now, I still intend to continue with the program. I have two bottles of Can-C drops and I'm still on the first bottle and there were 60 L-Carnosine capsules in the bottle to start with. Like you I got some headaches from the Taurine and stopped taking them when I started with the Can-C and L-Carnosine, so as not to confuse any results I might get. The research I did about Taurine indicated that it is important to retina health and I will likely resume taking those capsules once I finish this regimen.

Replied by Frank
Thunder Bay, On
11/28/2013

It is now five weeks since starting using Can-C eye-drops and a 500 mg L-Carnosine capsule per day for my eye-floaters. I am currently using two Can-C drops per day and there is no improvement to report.

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Thunder Bay, On
11/30/2013
0 out of 5 stars

I have now done the Can-C eye-drops and L-Carosine regimen for 37 days, from Oct. 23/13 to Nov. 29/12, and have decided to stop the regimen beginning today Nov. 30/13. The reason I am stopping the regimen is because I believe I am experiencing negative symptoms related to the regimen.

Firstly, over about the past week I have started to notice difficulty reading the credits on the TV screen following a movie or other writing on the TV screen. Admittedly, this may be due to the fact that I have a new prescription for glasses that I haven had filled yet, but I believe this is something different and of a more rapid onset which I suspect is due in part at least to this regimen.

Second, my eyes have become somewhat reddened and slightly inflamed. The redness on a scale of 1 to 10, is about a 4 given that 1 is white and 10 is blood red. On a scale of 1 to 10, the burning is slight and about a 3. The burning is now more or less the continuous norm as opposed to the normal and comfortable feeling about ten days to two weeks into the regimen. I suspect this is due to the eye-drops and their action on the surface of the eye, but this regimen is not getting into the eye and reducing the eye-floaters.

I do not think these new symptoms are do to the return of dry-eye condition mentioned earlier. I am not getting sudden stop of the eye-lid during blinking due to dryness of the eye, neither is there continual greasiness or abundant mucous in the eye. Also, I am not getting the blocked tear-duct that caused a build up of tears that took 10 to 15 finger wipes to drain them away.

Given the above, I think the regimen is now causing negative symptoms without delivering any positive ones. And on account of that have decided to cease the regimen today. I have given thought to perhaps taking a break and then resuming the regimen but given that there is no improvement is symptoms, that is not likely. Should I resume the regimen, I will report back here about that.

I intend to take a Taurine capsule today, and then I'll see whether to take them daily, every second day, or once or twice a week. But, I'll report back on how that goes.

I also intend to start researching eye-floaters again and I will report back If I discover any significant findings.

Good luck to you all with your eye-floaters, And, like Edison said of his Light bulb experiments, he hadn't failed, only discovered another way that didn't work. :)

Frank

Replied by Wayclear
Motown, Ca
11/30/2013

Hi Frank-- I had some bad eye-floaters at one time, such that I couldn't see all the letters in a sign for instance. I also saw strange colors like an oil slick sometimes. Like it or don't, but what really helped me was putting collodial silver solution in a small, glass spray-mister bottle, and spraying a few squirts in my eye a few times. It was a godsend, and worked almost immediately.

What I do now, for my dry eyes, is put coconut oil on my lids and all over the lashes and everything. It does not bother my vision at all, and seems to be clearing it of dry eye, stringers, parasites, floaters and what-have-you... as another poster has mentioned.

But my big secret is that I follow an East Indian practice of placing urine in my eyes (i.e., M-urine).

Hope it works as well for you as it did for me! I wouldn't do all three at the same time.

--May You See Your WayClear

Replied by Alex
Thessaloniki, Greece
09/22/2017

CAN-C's active ingredient is N-Acetylcarnosine not L-carnosine.



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