Natural Remedies for Eye Floaters

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.

Replied by Lauri
(CA)
09/25/2022

Hi Saba, you described exactly what I am experiencing and the reason I started looking at these symptoms. It's annoying and for me it started two days ago, and it seems to intensify with less light. Anyway I'm going to start with B12 as I'm reading it did the trick for Art (thank you Art), and I'll let you know.

Art
(California)
09/25/2022
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Lauri,

That was Art from Vancouver who found benefit for eye floaters from vitamin B12. This is Art from California and unfortunately I have not found the same benefit from B12 for eye floaters, but it seems worth a try. I did find some benefit from high dose Grape Seed Proanthocyanidin Extract, but it was only a partial improvement of about 50%, but I will take it as they have only gotten worse through the years.

Art


Flaxseed Oil

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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!

Replied by Carla
(Flint, Mi)
02/04/2022

How did you use flaxseed? Please give details!


Grape Seed Proanthocyanidin Extract

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Posted by Art (California) on 09/26/2022 1463 posts
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Grape Seed Proanthocyanidin Extract for Eye Floaters

I had previously thought(yesterday) that high dose (2400 mg/day in two divided doses at breakfast and dinner.) Grape Seed Proanthocyanidin Extract (GSPE) had caused a 50% reduction in my eye floaters that had still remained after a previous treatment, but on review this morning, I realized that my left eye no longer has any floaters and my right eye has less floaters and they are faded or lighter, whereas they used to be darker. Overall I would describe the total reduction as 80% over about a two month period.

It will be interesting to see if, over time, what remains in my right eye goes away completely also. The eye floaters were not the reason that I started the GSPE, but it is a nice bonus! There is significant anecdotal evidence on the web suggesting that GSPE would beneficial for the eyes and floaters, but I don't find any studies that have looked into GSPE for floaters.

Art


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Posted by Sharon (Tampa Fl) on 11/20/2022
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Homeopathic Euphrasia 1M works very fast on eye floaters. For me it was 24 hours and only one small one left. You order the 1M (not mg) size online by searching for euphrasia 1M. Inexpensive-6 or 7 dollars. Take one pellet under your tongue at bedtime. Caution, coffee, minty toothpaste and strong food flavors nullify the action of the pellet, so if you are a nighttime toothbrusher, brush with water. No side effects, and after 2 days, mine were totally gone.

I am 71, so it was age related. l don't know if it is a cure yet, but there are a lot of pellets if needed.


Iron Supplementation

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.


L-Carnosine Eye Drops

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Posted by Julie (Toronto, Ontario / Canada) on 12/05/2011
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Just try l-carnosine eye drops for eye floaters. Forget the Budwig diet with flax and cottage cheese.

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 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.

Replied by Frank
(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.

Replied by Frank
(Thunder Bay, On)
11/30/2013
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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.

Replied by Agustin
(Dallas, Texas)
11/20/2017

Awesome, Thank you for your Comment I'll try this eye drops because I have very heavy eye floaters from the vitreous like clouds on the Sky, I can't see the signs when I driving and lot distractions, Thank you


Massage

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Posted by Margaret (Cincinnati, Ohio, Usa) on 10/09/2009
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I noticed that my eye floaters are significantly reduced after my shoulders are massaged. When I am really stressed out they get worse.


Mercury Toxicity Link

Posted by Rick (Woburn, Ma) on 03/02/2013

I have read that eye floaters may be related to Mercury toxicity. If you have dental amalgams or eat a significant amount of fish, you may want to have your Mercury levels tested.


MSM

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Posted by Jasmine (NJ) on 05/13/2020
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Organic Multivitamin and MSM.

I didn't even realize my eye floaters disappeared until I thought about it since they never bothered me really. They have been with me for a decade and now they're mostly gone since MSM! However, just be careful cause the timing also coincides with my dry eyes, which is why I was scanning through Earth Clinic.

Replied by sharon
(tn)
04/19/2021
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Do you use MSM drops in the eyes or internally with capsules? Where do you buy and how much do you take? Thanks.

Oh and what brand organic multivitamin?

Gene
(USA)
05/02/2021

Hi Sharon, There was a recent comment on a Mercola article where the person puts a tsp of MSM (with no other ingredients) in a glass of water - then puts drops into the eyes. I'm going to start this practice. I have the MRM brand which has no fillers, etc. It's just a jar of powder. Also consume some every day.

sharon
(tn)
05/26/2021
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Thanks so much. I recently bought MSM eye drops with vitamin c. Have been doing a few drops several times a day. Haven't had any changes in my two floaters yet. But patience is a virtue.


Multiple Remedies

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Posted by Carri, Rmt & Stress Reduction Practitioner (Boulder, Co) on 03/12/2014
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I would like to share some topics I found through research after experiencing my own floaters. Tight neck muscles can cause stress on the muscles around the eyes influencing the flow in the vessels that feed the eyes & numerous other facets of eye functionality. Weak liver, kidney & adrenal function may all play a part. Mental stress for the same reason as tight neck muscles. Imperfect vision. Stress from the above added to contact wear, glasses wear & computer work.

What helped; easy access to public for free:

~Shiatsu massage weekly (or research and learn how to work all the muscles around the eyes (refrain from pushing on the eyeball).
~Reflexology points on the hands or feet daily to promote health in the liver, kidney & adrenals.
~Stretching the neck: specific to scalene muscles, upper traps, occipital region. Minor stretch with oil if excessively tight as overdoing a stretch can worsen the pull on vessels and cause inflammation.
~Develop mental healing skills. If stressed try EFT (tapping).
~Nutritional helps: B vitamins, beet juice or supplement, vitamin C, liquid chlorophyll a few drops to a bottle of water, vitamin A
~Exercises to improve vision. Research the Bates Method. He has a free e-book online that explains much about vision. Many individuals have copied his free material & placed packages for sale.

Replied by Sam
(Miami, US)
07/16/2014

@Carri, Rmt & Stress Reduction Practitioner. Good advice that made me think about this connection. Just one more thing - chronic tight neck/shoulder that is not relieved by any therapy is probably caused by the liver energy imbalances, according to TCM. Sometime neck tightness disappears on its own, just to come back without rhyme or reason. I would not focus on stretching if you are one of the people with chronic stiff neck/shoulders. Address liver imbalances.

Replied by Kris
(Ca, Usa)
04/26/2015

For floaters....also for Macular Degeneration, other Retinol problems.... I am not a doctor. Please Google or read books on these for yourself and make informed decision. Frankincese essential oil rubbed on eyebrow, temples, behind ear on the ear and the muscle there on neck. Two to three times daily. Keep out of eyes and off eyelids. MSM, an absorbable kind, 1,000 to 2,000mg orally a day. Turmeric organic spice ( not supplement ) 1/2 teaspoon with a pinch of Black Pepper (makes Turmeric absorbable) twice daily. Take mixed with honey on spoon. Don't take at same time with meds, supplements, other spices..... Wait hour to two hours. DHA, in fish oil or algae. Follow supplement recommended dosage. Too lower stress... (same disclaimer) Lavender essential oil on pulse points of wrist and inhaled three times or more a day. The above Turmeric/Black Pepper helps depression and anxiety too. Elderberry (Sambucol brand). Follow dosage on bottle


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, France) on 01/14/2010
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A pity there aren't more people contributing to this section as there are many people suffering from eye floaters. I have tried a lot of natural remedies but nothing has worked so far, also eye therapy to lower my myopia. I have to say that I am ready to try a lot of things but the cottage cheese not really as I can't stand most milk products. I have tried MSM drops, herbs for the liver, phosphatus, cordiceps and a lot more but so far nothing made my eye floaters better. Maybe someone comes up with an answer......or more things one could try!

Replied by Sandy (sandhya)
(Bangalore, India)
01/15/2010

Have you tried the Mini beet protocol (details on earthclinic are available)? When I tried it for 2-3 days, my eyes looked to bright and clean. I think it will help with eye issues you have. Others who used the MBP also said that their eye-balls looked clear after doing the MBP.

EC: More about the MBP here: https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/mini-beet-protocol.html

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

For eye floaters - use the l-carnosine eye drops.

1. can-c

2. eye bright

there are others. Use them 4x a day or more - 2 drops in each eye - its a miracle. Then write back with your testimonial. They worked for me and I had bad floaters that made me want to cry. They are 80% gone after using the drops religiously everyday for 6 months now and I will continue praying that they will disappear one day.

After 2 weeks they had cleared up by about 50% so I know they work!

Replied by Mohib
(Woodside, New York)
03/28/2012

Hello Julie, First of all I want to thank you for sharing the experience you have had with these drops. Could you please tell me where to buy these drops? I would be so thankful if you provide me the link or tell me from where did you get these drops. Thanks

Replied by Presouz
(Sunny Ville)
09/11/2021

Have you tried doing a gallbladder liver flush? I am on my second day of preparation. you really have to prep for it so I will definitely look into it do six days of getting your stones in your gallbladder and your liver soft so they will go out easy. Because liver congestion is a big issue with a lot of our health issues I have personally suffered from a few gallbladder attacks over the past year and I'm ready to do this! But prep is the key and you can do it several times a year until you are flushing out no more stones


N-Acetylcarnosine (NAC) Eye Drops

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Posted by Alex (Thessaloniki, Greece) on 10/28/2017
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I've use a 5ml bottle of Can-C eye drops (N-Acetylcarnosine) with NO RESULTS for my eye floaters as the site which produces it says. One drop every day for weeks. No side effects either


Oil Pulling

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Posted by Coral2na (Honolulu, Hi) on 11/21/2015
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Oil pulling definitely worked for my eye floaters. I started years ago with oil pulling for my eczema on my feet. My ophthalmologist had said the eye floaters were from old age and nothing could be done about it. however, I noticed a couple of days after oil pulling (walnut oil) my irritating floaters started disappearing and within a week they were gone. I don't do oil pulling religiously except for gum irritations and when a floater appears every year or so.

Replied by sharon
(tn)
04/22/2021
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What is oil pulling for eye floaters? Do you pour oil in your eyes? I'm curious. Thanks.

EC: https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/oil_pulling.html


Osteopathic Treatment

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Posted by Saskia (The Netherlands) on 12/30/2013
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I had flashes in the corner of my right eye too. I saw them everytime I looked to the right. It was very scary. I had an osteopathic treatment. The osteopath worked on my neck and head and the flashes were gone! It was a miracle! I think floaters and flashes have something to do with stones in the liver. One year later I drank hot ginger water as a treatment for a blocked liver and on the 11th day, I got flashes again! Luckily they weren't lasting this time. There's also a doctor in the Netherlands who claims flashes are connected with a B12 shortage.


Serrapeptase

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Posted by Alex (Thessaloniki) on 01/23/2018
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I used serrapeptase for my eye floaters for many months with zero results. I took it away from meals. That period a callus I had scrapped off easily with a pumice when taking a bath.

No side effects to me.

Replied by Mama To Many
(Tennessee)
01/24/2018

Thanks for updating, Alex. I have floaters, too and have considered this remedy but you are saving me the trouble!

~Mama to Many~



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