Natural Remedies for Eye Issues

| Modified on Sep 04, 2021

Manuka Honey Eyedrops
Posted by Butterflycari (Ut) on 01/24/2021 2 posts
5 out of 5 stars

Hello, I had a really bad sinus infection that also led to a bad eye infection. I tried two rounds of zithromycin and it helped but it came back. I tried many different things and the thing that helped my eyes so much was manuka honey eye drops. I took equal parts boiled distilled water that was cooled to room temp and I mixed equal parts manuka honey into it and put it in a sterile dropper bottle. I have been using 2 drops every four hours or so and it has been a godsend. My eyes feel immediately better. It stings a bit at first, but it is so worth it. I am on day 2 and I feel almost back to normal.


Infrared Light Therapy
Posted by Tessa (Okanagan) on 09/30/2020

Hi -

Regarding infrared light therapy on your eyes, I think it depends on the product.

I have a Sota LightWorks paddle - one side is red light, the other side is NIR (near infrared). It works by putting the paddle directly on the skin (not through clothing).

Other companies (Joovv, PlatinumLED, etc.) have panels of red lights and you stand in front of them at a distance for a certain amount of time. I don't know about those.

The red side of the Sota paddle is not to be used on the eyes. However, for the NIR (near infrared) side, they advise you to apply the light to the side of your head with your eyes closed.

If you are in doubt about putting any light device on or near your eyes, I would check with the manufacturer first. Better to be safe, than sorry.

Also, there are cautions for those who are pregnant and anyone with pacemakers, etc.

For the record, I haven't used the Sota LightWorks paddle on my head at all. I'm concentrating on my sore joints (ankles, etc.) and over my liver (no problems there that I know of, just preventative).

Here's the manual:

https://www.sota.com/default.aspx?page=LightWorks-Manual-LW2

Cheers.


Infrared Light Therapy
Posted by Baboo (India ) on 09/21/2020

Infrared Light for eye treatment. It is easy to find documentation.

Aging retinal function is improved by near infrared light (670 nm) that is associated with corrected mitochondrial decline.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5364001/

https://platinumtherapylights.com/blogs/news/red-light-therapy-eyes

EC: We are very curious to learn if anyone has used infrared light therapy on their eyes and what effect it had. Please post if you have!

Vitamin C
Posted by Liberty (Phx, Az) on 11/25/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Vitamin C Complex for spasmodic eye blinking (Blepharospasm)

I had a continually worsening eye irritation in both eyes for about 2wks. Once it progressed to continual blinking (I believe it's called blepharospasm), interference with my vision, and waking up with my eyes caked with goop, I decided to search earthclinic for a remedy. I decided on trying holy basil in my eyes, as shared by Sabiba from Morocco, for conjunctivitis.

I made a tea with dry loose-leaf Holy Basil tea (Tulsi tea) and dripped it into my eyes. It stung at first, but it did bring quick relief after the initial sting. But it did not heal my eyes.

I then began to take 1000 mg doses of powdered Vitamin C with vitamins and minerals added (including calcium and magnesium but not a significant amount). By the 2nd day, I knew the C was healing my eyes and the blinking had almost completely discontinued. My eyesight has cleared up as well. I will continue the vit C for a few more days, maybe 5. I'm thankful that God guided me to using the Vitamin C because the only other thing that has helped this in the past has been a trip to my homeopathic dr and taking their remedies. This has saved me about $150.


Nystagmus Remedies
Posted by Mandy (Texas) on 06/19/2018

A wonderful alternative for Nystagmus! Thank you Kate for sharing!


Nystagmus Remedies
Posted by Frances (Cabarlah, Qld.) on 06/17/2018

Gary Craig was the creator of EFT, Emotional Freedom Techniques and many of his EFT manuals are free online.


Nystagmus Remedies
Posted by Kate (London, Ontario, Canada) on 06/15/2018
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Hello, my name is Kate and this is the story of how my daughter Caroline's Nystagmus was healed. I'm not sure this is the best forum for this but I couldn't seem to find anywhere else on the internet related to Nystagmus where I could post/share this information. I'm setting the intention with this post that it finds and inspires as many people as possible to take control of their situations and help themselves or their loved ones who are currently suffering from Nystagmus. Here goes!

When my daughter was 4 months old, we noticed that her eyes were constantly in motion, always shifting back and forth from side to side. My mother-in-law first noticed it and I was immediately so upset with myself that I didn't notice it prior to then. In hindsight, prior to then, whenever I'd make good eye contact with her, she'd be breastfeeding so her eyes would "stick" at the sides - which I later learned was her null point. Anyways, after a visit to the optometrist, it was confirmed she had nystagmus, probably about a 6 or 7 out of 10 in severity. I'm sure there were more specific terms to describe it, label it, etc. but that's basically the jist of it as I didn't really attach to it because I instinctively knew it was something that would be short-lived for her - despite what all conventional research, medicine and a subsequent Opthamologist advised. So what did I do? (Aside from first being devastated, upset, afraid, etc., and all of those not so serving emotions that I'm sure you're feeling as well.)

1) I accepted that she had Nystagmus at that moment in time and while I felt wretched over it, I reminded myself that she was perfect, beautiful and divine and it was my self-limiting beliefs and judgements of her that was truly the problem. I then set out to get clarity on this. The Universe then delivered me EFT or commonly called, "Tapping". Google it, it's a very much a thing these days and I tapped the dickens out of the situation, and in turn got a ton of clarity on myself. It's totally bonkers and you feel ridiculous doing it but I PROMISE you it works and you'll start to notice a dramatic improvement in most areas of your life. Follow any thread your subconscious brings up, most of it likely being totally unrelated to the Nystagmus situation but just go with it without judging it. Your subconscious and higher self knows what you need to work through so don't make it harder than it needs to be by trying to analyze and understand it all. There's also a great script by Nick and Jessica Ortner to get you started on Surrogate Tapping if it's for a child. Whatever this looks like for you, please, please, please remember that this is all about YOU. No one else. Always bring it back to yourself - how YOU feel, what YOU perceive, etc. This is especially important for parent's of children with Nystagmus to remember. Hang out in the negative for as long as you can and clear it as much as possible. Soon enough you'll feel the energy shift and you'll find peace with the situation. You may need to do this several times over a month or two or daily if you can swing it to get the energy clearing. 15 - 20 minutes at a time is good or longer if you hit a big issue. If you stick with it, you'll feel the shift and receive the message for that particular session and know when it's time to stop. IMPORTANT - I think doing this is the foundation to the beginning of the overall healing process. Same goes for pretty much anything in life really. I also practice this daily now for whatever seems to be bugging me. I digress... Anyways, once I had some serious tapping sessions with myself and shed some more tears (it's not always fun but man it's rewarding when you work through your crap), I was able to make peace with Caroline's eyes and this opened myself up to the Universe for more divine intelligence. Her eyes also improved bit by bit during this time. I thoroughly believe our kids to be energetically linked to us so any work I did on healing myself emotionally seemed to benefit her physically (and likely emotionally as well as I believe that to be the impetus to all physical ailments).

2) The Universe delivered help in the form of an amazing Osteopath who had a lot of experience with cranial/sacral healing. I took her to him for an hour or two each week for about 4 months and the improvement in eyes was gradual but this was definitely a game changer. After 4 months we knocked it back to an hour a week or an hour every two weeks. I think babies clear and heal quickly though. This might need to be more robust with an older person who has had it for a while. By the time she was 10ish months old, it was basically gone. About a 1.5 out of 10. And it continued to improve to about 0.25/10 now (almost two years old now). Basically, they no longer drift whatsoever and her vision is totally locked in place wherever she's looking. The only thing is, every now and then (once a week?), when she shifts her gaze quickly and drastically from one place to another, her eyes SOMETIMES rattle just a smidge for a fraction of a second or so. However, I'm sure most people would never even notice this and her vision is amazing otherwise. In fact, day care can't believe how amazing her eye/hand co-ordination is for her age!

This is a rough synopsis of the osteopath's notes as he worked along over time. Also, he thinks she got jammed up a bit a birth which is what triggered a lot of it. I had her naturally at home in the tub but she got stuck on the way out and I had to get out of the tub with her head hanging out of me (not fun! ). He thinks this contributed to it as she was stuck in the "expulsion phase". I believe this in my heart, too. Here is a list of his notes, with the best I can make out his handwriting, it's quite messy. I am not an Osteopath (I'm a CPA/Tax Accountant so I'm not going to begin to try and explain this. Also, your situation will likely be unique to your experience but this might help someone seeing an osteopath as a place to start. TIP - find an awesome osteopath, ask around and find someone with tons of experience who is well respected.)

-Osteopathy Compactias - Compressed Squamus Condjlar area of Occiput
-Restrictions CoG1 -Fixed T9 -Discrepancy Between L & R Orbits - Discrepancy between both Occiput Mastoids
-Major Frental Bone + Sphenoid Bone Compactia - L+R Frental Bone Compactia -B/ Frental Sphenoid Zygoma (sp?) + Maxillory L+R
-Compactions affecting the orbits - B/ Temporal/Sphenoid Compactions were present - Treatment took place over several months to accommodate the baby's growth phase. The latter stage of treatment once the orbits sutures were functioning, her sacrum, occiput mastoid, and cervical (sp?) Co-C4 were cleared and mobilized. This ensured optimal function between the occiput and sacrum and its dural connections.

3) I did some syntonic light therapy on her through my optometrist (shone these little flashlights on her head for a few moments each day when she was nursing) and did some body exercises. Lots of cross crawls and tummy time on a bouncy ball, trying to get her to move around and improve her range of motion in her neck and lay down new neural pathways, etc. I think this definitely helped but I'm not convinced this alone would have made the dramatic shift of the first two items.

***I believe in RIE parenting (google it) where basically you don't force your kids to do anything before they're ready to achieve it on their own. I trusted in her innate timetable and let her develop the way she was meant to without forcing her into all of these car seats/devices and/or in awkward positions. Also google the baby liv video for child movement. I basically just left her on her back on the hardwood floors so she could get acquainted with her body and move freely for whatever her body needed to do to heal. She was "late-ish" for gross motor (I hate that term "late" - all kids will move when they are ready if given ample opportunity to be free and discover the capabilities in their bodies). She rolled at (9months), crawled (11months), got into sitting all on her own at one year (propping your kid in some awkward position to make them look like they're sitting is not cool. This limits their ability to get there on their own and cuts off many important foundations for movement and neuro pathways being laid down in their brain), and finally she walked around 16.5 months (again I never held her hands and "helped" her walk. Doing that is so not helping in my opinion, rather limiting them in their movement and self-confidence.) One thing she did for quite awhile - 5ish-10 months - was scoot around on her back by pushing her heels in the floor and pushing around on her shoulder blades. I called this her crab walk LOL I think she needed to do this to free up whatever was constricted in her body and get her eyes moving a certain way (looking up over the back of her head as she slid around likely helped). The point of all this is to TRUST that your child will develop in his/her own way at his or her own pace and you need to respect that. His or her body is so innately smart so don't try to tinker with it. If you're stressed out about someone telling you they should be doing "this" or "that", I recommend tapping on it. You'll get clarity and then know if this is truly in the best interest of your child or yourself for that matter.

4) Fermented foods and high quality probiotics. I started feeding her fermented veggies just prior to 6 months and BAM! Her eyes settled drastically after only a couple of days - coincidence? I'm lucky that we have a farmer's market close by and there's a lady who makes real deal sauerrkraut (no vinegar or other gross stuff) so you get this massive hit of awesome bacteria in your tummy. I would puree them with avocado and mango or some fruit at first and she LOVED these. We still eat fermented foods everyday and I believe this to be the secret to success for any ailment. Try to find someone local who knows what's up in this department. Body ecology is also another great resource for this. I also give her (and my older child) super good probiotics right from birth. My favourites being BioKult (on amazon- the adult cap is fine to break open for babies/kids) and Body Ecology's got a good probiotic too - bifidus something or other. Costco here in Canada also sells BioGaia which is another good probiotic. Just keep taking them and switching it up. This is really important too if the baby was delivered via C-section and/or not breastfed. For the record, I also don't immunize my children for anything and they're ridiculously healthy compared to their peers - never had one round of antibiotics and have never really had any "medicine" Tylenol/advil etc., as fevers do their job and burn out the illness quickly. Take all of that for what you want to make of it.

5) I also took her to a really good chiropractor and continue to do so. I believe in this very much for overall health but I'm not convinced it would have totally healed her on its own...

6) I took her for a couple of Reiki sessions with a great practitioner - also a great thing to do.

Finally please just sending blessings to this situation. You're totally allowed to be bummed and honour that - don't suppress it - but TRUST that you're going to learn so much from this experience. While it sucked balls going through all of this, I'm now so darn grateful for this experience. If I learned anything, it's that we are SO powerful and we really can heal ourselves. You just have to get yourself out of being a "victim" to your circumstances and instead of asking, "why is this happening TO me?", ask, "why is this happening FOR me?". This will empower yourself to heal accordingly. Please know and trust that we have a huge advantage when it comes to our ability to heal: we are bestowed with a profound inclination to be healthy. It's part of our Divine nature. And don't let any doctor's try to convince you otherwise. If they're not on board with you, find one who is! If I'd listened to the Opthamologist and accepted her verdict, Caroline's eyes would still be shaking about and I wouldn't be here giving you hope. It might not happen over night, but little by little, stick with it and you're bound to see miraculous results.

Deep breaths, LOVE and blessings your way. You will get through this, one step at a time. Believe and know it to your core - the Universe will guide you if you can be open to receiving.

Stay excellent,
Kate

B1
Posted by Coodlepoodle (Pilottown La) on 05/24/2018

I have had the same results with Vit. B1. Had eye floaters for about 2 year. This is the only thing that works for me. Helps my digestion and energy too.


B1
Posted by Coodlepoodle (Pilottown La) on 05/24/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I have had the same results with Vit. B1. Had eye floaters for about 2 year. This is the only thing that works for me. Helps my digestion and energy too.


Horner's Syndrome Remedies
Posted by Glagg (Vancouver, Wa) on 05/21/2018

When I was in my twenties I had a one droopy eye so I had all the scans, eye check, full body MRI ect... They thought I had a stroke the eye doctor told me I had Horner's syndrome. I went to A 7th generation Chinese Medicine doctor and he cured it within 48 hours with Chinese Herbs. I went back to eye doctor " Oh, looks like your cured we must of misdiagnosed you."

Chinese Medicine has been around for thousands of years they know a lot more, about curing Naturally.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Iowama (Iowa, Usa) on 03/21/2017

Dear Dorris,

I am sorry to hear about your itchy eyes, but I want to warn you about using ACV as an eye drop. Always the experimenter, I tried a weak solution of apple cider vinegar mixed with filtered water in my eyes because I had read it might help with dry eye. I am sure it would have hurt less if I had figured out how to adjust the pH, but I want to warm you that it really stung! I stubbornly kept it up for at least 2 weeks and it never helped, although no damage came of it. I don't know if your itch comes from dry eye, but if it does, we have gotten a good bit of relief from sleeping with a crockpot of fresh water set on low power and placed on the floor near our bed. (Plus I use eye drops occasionally). As a wonderful bonus, we discovered that the crock pot keeps my husband from snoring. Best wishes in finding a discovery that works for you.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Dorris Peters (Caribbean) on 03/20/2017

I have serious itchy eyes, can apple cider vinegar help? can I use it as eyes drops?


Macular Edema
Posted by Kathy (Florida) on 12/01/2016

I know it has been 4 yrs. since your post. I would like to know how your husband's eyes are doing? My husband was told he has macular edema and is also diabetic. He keeps himself in shape and is a carpenter by trade. Thinking of trying colloidal silver.


Eyelid Cyst Remedies
Posted by Anita (Corpus Christi, Tx) on 05/23/2016 3 posts
5 out of 5 stars

I got rid of several cysts on my eyelids very easily, by putting apple cider vinegar on the cyst with a cotton swab 3 times a day for a week. They just shrink and fall off!


Adult Strabismus Remedies
Posted by Americantwin (Indy) on 11/07/2015

Manganese is supposed to help Myasthenia gravis (according to Adelle Davis).


Eye Pterygium
Posted by Natasha (Australia) on 10/26/2015

Hi there I am interested in a cure for Eye Pterygium. Lisa from Texas I would love to know more about the Boric eye wash and the amount per remedy. I am over it. Cheers


B1
Posted by Pomegranate (Sw Usa) on 10/17/2015
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This is some info about high dose thiamine or B1. I read about it and tried it, I am now up to 1200mgs a day in spaced out doses of 100mgs each. It does not affect my sleep at all so I can take it quite late in the day. I have had only one side effect, a light frontal headache at times. I can also take it on an empty stomach OK.

Some people reported improvements in energy, and less pain. I do not have pain, except when I have a migraine, and I have not experienced increased energy, but I am not up to the maximum dose they used in the study yet.

What I have experienced is this...

Background: For a long time I have been having flashes of light in both eyes. Doc says could be retinal tearing, since I also have huge floaters in both eyes. He says "If you see a dark veil coming down over your field of vision, RUN, do not walk to the ER." Nice.

Anyway, my eyesight is suddenly improving! The flashes are not completely gone, but are SO improved. I was amazed last night when I was driving in the dark and in the grocery store. I was reacting just like when my son got his first glasses. WOW look at that! Etc. My eyesight is not as cloudy and my eyes do not feel as tired and strained. I don't frown as much trying to see.

I was shocked, because that is not the reason I tried the thiamine in high doses. I was trying it because of chronic fatigue and energy. So I don't think this is a placebo effect. I wasn't even thinking of my eyes. I had pretty much given in to the thought of future blindness. I went home and did some searches.

Mega-dose thiamine yall! Whoo hoo!

I also have added B2 (no side effects) and may add B5 as well later on.

If I do get an increase in energy, I will report it. It may be that my eyes are taking up all the energy in their healing, if that is indeed what is happening. (hope, hope)

Pinguecula
Posted by Gg (Us) on 09/19/2015

Hello!

Reading this forum. Can I ask how long did It take to get rid of pinguecula? Did it actually go away?

Thanks.


Strabismus Accomodative Esotropia
Posted by Eyedoc (All Over) on 08/26/2015

If the strabismus is fully accommodative then simply wearing a full spectacle prescription will straighten the eyes.


Color Blindness
Posted by Eyedoc (All Over) on 08/26/2015
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Colour deficiencies are caused by a lack of, or poor-performance of, one or more of the light receptive cells in the eye. This is caused by a faulty gene and therefore cannot be reversed.

Some people can develop colour deficiencies in later life, caused by neurological conditions such as optic neuritis or issues with the patient's lens (such as a cataract)


Blocked Tear Duct Remedies
Posted by Laureen (Toronto) on 07/19/2015

Dear Ruthie,

I am just reading your posting a year and a half since you wrote it and wondering how you have recovered? I appear to have similar symptoms also for several years and wonder is you tried Dave's suggestion of Colloidal Silver or remedied your distressing symptoms in another manner. It would be great if you or any reader sees my reply and has any other experiential solutions. Best of Health to All.


Strabismus Accomodative Esotropia
Posted by Dampwire (Brooklyn, Ny) on 03/15/2015

Hi, I noticed my son's strabismus at 3 months before that I thought I'd imagined it. Went to specialist who confirmed and recommended surgery to control. I declined and instead used eye muscle training. I held toys he liked close to his face and would slowly move them back away. I did this daily for about a half hour to train the eye muscles. Long story short, you cannot tell he has strabismus and he's 25.


Adult Strabismus Remedies
Posted by Christine (Australia) on 02/16/2015

What may help is keeping your head still but moving your eyes in different directions - up, side, down, side. Diagonally - left to right and right to left. Do this especially when watching TV, reading, computer etc. Should be done regularly.


Watery Eyes Remedies
Posted by Dawn (Hove, Uk) on 11/01/2014

You can try a homeopathic remedy called apis in 6c. Take 6 times per day initially until your eyes stop watering then as needed.


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

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

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Daffodil (Seattle) on 09/12/2014
5 out of 5 stars

My eyelids had been inflamed for a couple of months-- very puffy, red, itchy, teary. I finally was able to get this under control with apple cider vinegar by applying it to the outside of the lids. I made an ACV solution of 50% apple cider vinegar/50% water, dipped two cotton balls in it so they were drenched, closed my eyes and held the cotton balls there. The first time it stung like %#*@ so it was probably only 10 seconds or so that I applied the ACV mixture. I made sure to wipe the entire eyelid with the ACV mixture. Then rinsed well with cold water and patted dry, then once dry I applied a zinc oxide diaper creme and left it on for a few hours (I like sudocrem. Do this when you have some time to hang out at home- the diaper creme really soothes the sting). Initially it makes the eyelids very red and they appear worse, but the ACV mixture kills the infection and the eyes start to heal.

I did this once a day (after work, or right before bed)-- I think more is too often as the ACV mixture does tend to make the eyes very red initially. I don't recommend doing this in the morning if you have to leave the house. Keep doing this until after the eyes are healed to make sure the infection is completely gone.


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Sherry (Covington, Ga) on 06/13/2014

I have used the herb eyebright & bilberry for dry eyes, it has helped , I can tell a difference when I use these herbs.


Lattice Degeneration Remedies
Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) on 05/25/2014 383 posts

Calcification for home remedy is lemon juice and additional calcification can be accumulative uric acid, which can be prevented by eating cucumbers. The third is vitamin c ascorbic acid. Calcification can be caused by calcium absorption by avoiding calcium and taking lysine. In ability to repair capillary wall you take vitamin k. The matter should be cleared in one month's time on the average. Ted


Lattice Degeneration Remedies
Posted by Bev (Durban, South Africa) on 05/24/2014

Many thanks for your information. This makes sense as I have been told I gave calcification of the aorta as well. Can you please tell me if coconut oil and olive oil is ok, and is supplementing with antaxanthin better than taking other anti oxidants. Thanks again. Bev


Lattice Degeneration Remedies
Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) on 05/10/2014 383 posts

Actually there is a way to possibly stop the progression or reverse them without the use of invasive laser surgery. The ishemia or vascular insufficiency is the cause. It caused by your diets that blocks the circulation such as cheese, chocolates, fats, fried foods. If you avoid those it will at least stop some of progression and possibly reduce it. The other is lack of blood flow due to stickiness of blood. The common cause is acidic blood which constrict blood flow and fructose found in fruits where the body metabolizes into triglycerides, liver fats, and uric acid which restrict blood flow. Most carregeenan is added to ice cream and many consumer food and that cause kidney problems as well as steroid use which raises blood sugar that messes up natural healing. So avoid that. I am trying to be as simple as possible for you to be able to do it yourself. And the obvious antioxidants, such as vitamin e, vitamin c, vitamin A, are at least required also.

Ted


Lattice Degeneration Remedies
Posted by Bev (Durban, South Africa) on 05/01/2014

Hi Ted, I have lattice degeneration of the retina can you please tell me if there is anything I can do to help this. Many thanks.

Pinguecula
Posted by Stephanie (Yountville) on 04/25/2014

For pinguecula, herbal Eyebright by Dr. Christopher is awesome for any eye ailment, allergy, eye sight issues, glaucoma, pinguecula, etc. Use a few drops in a cup of hot distilled water, wait to cool and rinse your eyes with the "distilled water containing a few drops", twice per day for a week or so. The way it works is by extracting all toxins within the surface of the eye that have collected over the years. It's simply amazing how it works. Don't get me wrong, it stings, but the cayenne stimulates circulation of all the surface cells and it starts cleaning and healing itself immediately. This stuff is nothing short of a miracle, no joke. People even report bluer eyes, hence the name "bright eyes" as it restores original color By removing years worth of surface toxins covering the outer layer. Also, makes your eyelashes grow because it stimulates those cells too when you use an eye cup to do it. Yes, I am speaking from experience. It worked on my pinguecula (gone now after being told it would never go away without surgery) and my son, a child whose eye was so red and irritated and swollen he had to miss two days of school, I finally thought to try this with him, so he rinsed his eye with this formula ONCE and the redness and swelling were gone within 3 minutes. NO JOKE. Dilute, please only use a few drops in distilled water.


Apple Cider Vinegar Formula
Posted by James (Golden, Co Usa) on 02/07/2014

One additional note on the above technique of eyewashing. I have since found that a recliner chair is the ultimate way to perform the technique. Simply place a towel on the top of the chair back, to keep the liquid off of the chair. Fill your eyewash cup (or cups if doing both eyes) about half full of the eyewash formula, walk over to the chair with the eyewash, and then sit down and kick up the footrest if it has one. Then place the eyewash cup tight against the eye, and gently and slowly lean back all the way and recline all the way, so that you are comfortably leaning back and your head is fully supported. You should be looking straight up at the ceiling, in total comfort because of the recliner. Now you can really relax properly, especially as regards the neck. I have found that it is a strain on the neck to try to do this eyewash procedure properly without a recliner. But with the recliner my neck muscles are totally protected and relaxed, and I can sit there for as long as I need to and comfortably wash my eyes out like never before. When finished with the eye exercises, slowly lean forward and then tilt the head forward so that all of the liquid runs out of the eyes quickly. It is good to have a towel across your lap and waist to catch the liquid. Or you can just wear work clothes or old clothes.

Try this also with your favorite herbal eyewashes. This technique is a winner, and if followed faithfully will give your eyes treatments that really can't be accomplished in any other way. Pamper your eyes with this love! They'll reward you famously!

James G.


Apple Cider Vinegar Formula
Posted by James (Golden, Co Usa) on 02/06/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Hello and Thank You! I would like you to know that the information you posted is helping me through what was very upsetting and quite a concern only this morning. I have had some type of infection in my left eye for years and years. The eyelids have been partially swollen for all that time. I have used colloidal silver and pau d'arco drops and lots of other herbal eyewashes.

This morning I woke up and was quite concerned to see that my left eye was very inflamed and the tissue not only above and below the eye was swollen, but even the tissue on either side of the eye as well. This has never happened before. I found your post this morning and immediately mixed the honey and vinegar solution. There was a noticeable reduction in the swelling upon the first application!

After one or two more washes, I learned something after all this time. Thanks to Dr. Richard Schulze, I had learned the proper way to wash my eyes; that is to hold the eyewash cup (must be a good one, that actually is curved properly to conform to the shape of your eye) tight against the eye and tilt the head back and then to allow the liquid to soak the entire eye, while looking up, down, left, right, up/left, down/right, up/right, down/left, semicircle up, then semicircle down, and to repeat this a few times before letting the liquid run out of the eyewash cup by tilting the head forward. What I learned this morning was that for that procedure to really work, one must tilt that head all the way back, and possibly even lean back (a chair is a good way to do this), so that the eyes are looking straight up at the ceiling. For the last year or so when using the Schulze eyebright formula in this way, as well as other washes, including plain water, I wasn't tilting my head far enough back. This resulted in only partial coverage of the eyeball in the liquid. I found this out this morning because I happened to be using a new eyewash cup which is fully transparent, and I could see through the liquid (the vinegar and honey and water), and could tell that my head wasn't back far enough - that only the lower 2/3 or so of the eyeball was actually completely making contact with the liquid. So I leaned back a bit more and could clearly see that now every bit of the eye was "under water" so to speak. Once I began washing the eye in this way, the results were stunning.

I have repeated this now about ten times today, and not only is almost all of the swelling on the sides of the eye completely gone, the eyelids themselves are much closer to normal and looking just great. On top of that, my vision is sharper and my eye feels much, much better. Thank you so very much for posting this simple yet monumentally effective formula. The treatments do indeed sting, but I have found that if I relax and don't resist and tense up that it really isn't too bad at all. Additionally, sometimes I just allow the liquid to sit in the eye for ten seconds or so before moving my eyeball around and doing the exercises to ensure that every last bit of the eye is in contact with the liquid. This helps my eye to relax, and the sting mellows out enough to where I can really do all of the exercises two or three times before allowing the liquid to run out.

Bless you for taking the time and making the effort to reach out and share what you know to help a fellow human being. I sincerely appreciate that more than I can say. Please know that you have made a huge difference in the life of someone who was suffering greatly, just by your simple act of thoughtfulness and taking a few minutes to post this.

From my heart to yours, Thank You For Your Caring

Sincerely, James G.


Glycerin, ALA, Carnosine
Posted by Faeqa ( Amman, Jordan, Jordan) on 01/27/2014 66 posts

Hi Sozo_me_lord from Fl, Usa: Mumia mentioned in old Arabic medicine to stop retinal bleeding.


Glycerin, ALA, Carnosine
Posted by Sozo_me_lord (Fl, Usa) on 01/25/2014

50 year old female, type 1 diabetic for 20 years. Dr. suggested possible laser for some bleeding, swelling, and hard deposits from retinopathy. Also glaucoma. I read about taking glycerin orally, carnosine eye drops, alpha lipoid acid, for some help. Any suggestions as I do not want laser treatment? Thank you

Red Eye Remedies
Posted by Hashiaussie (Melbourne Australia) on 01/22/2014

I have been suffering from a nasty flu for the past three weeks and in the last week conjunctivitis moving backwards and forwards between my eyes in two to three day stints. (Read up here on conjunctivitis). I am nebulising colloidal silver which is getting rid of the cough but did not want it in my eyes. I have had success swabbing each eye with separate new cotton balls with boiled up olive leaves from my own tree (let it cool first) and taking commercial olive leaf extract - a teaspoon every few hours. You need to wash everything (sheets and glasses) as well to stop the cross infection. It seems the flu virus has caused the eye inflammation (and possibly the recent heat wave). If you have allergies, which I also get, it is all over within the day. With this it just gets worse with morning glue eye unless you get rid of the virus. I tried all the usual remedies on Earth Clinic but I think it is a matter of getting the right remedy for the right virus so try a few things. Good luck with it.


Red Eye Remedies
Posted by Om (Hope Bc Canada) on 01/21/2014

Shadel from Nebraska -- brew a nice cup of chamomile tea, let it steep and taking a washcloth, soak it and place on your eyes. It is very pleasant and soothing. This is used widely in Europe. After fifteen minutes or so, dab your eye dry and you will feel the benefit of this simple treatment. Om


Red Eye Remedies
Posted by Shadel (Nebraska) on 01/21/2014

As an aftermath of a cold, I have red eyes. Have used the honey/water drops, also colloidal silver dilution in my eyes. My right eye is redder than the left. On one of Dr. Oz's shows, he mentioned red eyes could be a sign of inflammation. Could anyone advise me what to take to correct this? I took elderberry, colloidal silver and a first responder that has garlic in it for the cold. I'm taking coral calcium and baking soda to build up my ph. Thanks for any suggestions.

Watery Eyes Remedies
Posted by Prioris (Fl) on 01/21/2014

My eyes tend to get burning and dry. For a long time I thought it was an acidic condition. I have found taking 500 mg of vitamin C normalizes them. Since I take cal-mag, this could set up a too alkaline condition in me. Like heartburn, it was difficult to tell if it has alkaline or acidic origin.

Outside of skin conditions, I don't like solutions which involves outside surface treatment since it is not getting to the root of the problem. There are many possible conditions associated with tearing eyes also.


Watery Eyes Remedies
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 01/21/2014

Hello Lucinda from Leeds,

Re your watering eyes...

I fought this for years and in my case is caused when I eat acidic foods; tomato products, drinking coffee (either caffeinated or non caffeinated are very acidic.) I spent a ton of money on every kind of eye drop.

To apply as a topical help, I find this to be VERY good; a half teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water. I dab on closed eyelids and in a moment wipe clean and then reapply. In my case the acidic condition produces a thin film on the lids so I clean them first. The second coating will go toward neutralizing acidic eyes. Then, I drink the left over glass of alkalized water.

I also find a pH neutralizer is a wonder worker. I use a product called .... pH Balance. It has a large quantity of enzymes.

Using those issues; modifying diet, and use of those two alkalizing formulas has cut my watering eyes down to almost nothing.


Watery Eyes Remedies
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, Usa) on 01/21/2014

Dear Lucinda,

Eyes watering all the time for two years would be very irritating! If I were dealing with this and had no idea the cause, I would try one or more of the following:

Charcoal "tea" - Make an activated charcoal tea. Mix 1 teaspoon activated charcoal powder into 4 ounces of water. Let sit a few minutes. Strain out the charcoal through a coffee filter. The remaining water is your charcoal "tea." Put two drops of this into each eye twice a day. Charcoal has successfully treated many eye problems, even ones that have been told were "incurable." This is very safe and inexpensive. Charcoal water has a shelf life of many months.

The herb "eyebright" was given its name because people in the past knew if was good for eye problems. You can make a "tea" of this and put some drops into your eyes a couple of times a day. This could be done in conjunction with the charcoal tea, but perhaps try one for a week or two and then try the other. Eyebright tea would be good for 2-3 days if kept in the refrigerator. You may be able to find an eye bright tincture at a health food store and could follow directions on the label, instead of the eyebright tea.

Raw Unpasteurized apple cider vinegar - 1 teaspoon in a glass of water twice a day. Work up to 1 tablespoon. Because this helps to balance so many things in the body, I am hopeful that it would balance out the situation with your eyes.

Please keep us posted on your progress!

~Mama to Many~


Watery Eyes Remedies
Posted by Lucinda (Leeds) on 01/20/2014

My eyes water 24/7, I'm not allergic to anything, and I don't wear mascara. This has been going on for just under 2 years and I'm constantly having to dry and touch my eyes. I have been to the doctors and hospital but they can't seem to find a problem. I will try anything!

Coloboma
Posted by Maryruth (Albuquerque,new Mexico) on 01/01/2014

Is there any natural treatments/ cures for coloboma? (different shape of pupil) (in only one eye) Our Baby is not quite five months old. What can you tell me about how to treat this? He is breastfed & no immunizations.


Blocked Tear Duct Remedies
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 12/31/2013

Dear Ruthie,

You relate blocked tear ducts, swollen sinus and mucus in throat and ask if possibly related.

A Big Fat YES. If this were me...

I'd try colloidal silver ... gargle with the CS, sinus irrigation with the CS...into both sinuses and I'd be aggressive; I'd really try to get the silver way back into the sinus cavity; part of irrigation is shooting CS into ear canal and finally, I'd drip CS into eyes, two drops into both eyes, twice in one day and repeat the next day. I've done the CS as eye drops many times. I don't apply in eyes more than two days (twice in two days) as the CS will take away the surface of eyeball if overused.

I'd keep up the sinus irrigation for two weeks. I'd also assume an infection as you describe might be system wide and so would begin drinking a tablespoon daily (oral) for three months.

Likely the virus has blocked the tear ducts. Same virus has caused all the other symptoms also.


Blocked Tear Duct Remedies
Posted by Ruthie (Minooka, Il) on 12/30/2013

I have had a blocked tear duct for @ 3 years. I have had three surgeons want to do surgery. I am presently on a steroid eye drop for 3 weeks. For three days.....I had no weepy eye, however, it has started again. I do have a constant clearing of my throat and my sinus areas feel swollen. I don't have a sore throat, cold, cough, etc. Just mucus in my throat all the time. I don't know if the blocked tear duct and mucus is related or not. Any suggestions for how I can deal with both issues AND to escape from the eye surgery called DCR.

Apple Cider Vinegar Formula
Posted by Janice (Toronto, On) on 11/30/2013

I just made this but got the Manuka Honey it has a tonne of sugar, so with someone sensitive to lots of sugar I need to get some other honey tomorrow, but what particular type of honey did you use?


Castor Oil
Posted by Debbie (Australia ) on 10/08/2013

What does "sulfinanted" mean? Try looking for pure non pressed organic caster oil (which contains nothing but caster oil.

Inorganic sulphur in the eyes would not be healthy.



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