Natural Remedies for Eye Issues

Castor Oil  

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Posted by Jac (Maryland, U.S.) on 10/07/2013

Can anyone please tell me if it is safe to put "turkey Red" (sulfanated) Castor Oil in the eyes? Thanks so much!

Replied by Debbie
Australia
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.


Posted by Alicia (Syracuse, Utah) on 09/04/2012

Este mensaje es para Wdickson from Washimgton, donde compra el Castor Oil para usarlo en los ojos, es el co regular o tiene que ser un especifico, por favor darme la informacion lo antes posible, lo necesito para mis ojos. gracias mil.

This message is for Wdickson Washimgton from where buy Castor Oil for use in the eye, is the co regular or have to be a specific, please give me the information as soon as possible, I need it for my eyes. Thanks a thousand.


Replied by Natasha
Australia
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

Posted by Mary (Mukilteo, Wa) on 05/21/2010
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Under eye bags - putting castor oil on the eye bags was suggested. Almost immediately they raised up and look like 2 bananas. No pain. What does this indicate? Any ideas what this tells me what is needed to do? Thank you.

Replied by Ja
Philadelphia, Pa
05/18/2013
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Puffy eyes for castor oil is why I'm here! Put it on last night and looked in the morning to be very alarmed. I have very thin skin under eye, dark circles, and very deep set eyes. To see my eyes puffed out is shocking. My mom started the castor oil for insomnia (loves it btw) but complains of the same after effect. I have read that the fatty acid chain in the castor oil is very unique and acts as a humectant, attracting water when applied on hair or skin. I am going to try the black tea bags on my eyes as this has always wored wonders for immediately ridding sunburn for me.


Clogged Eyelid Glands  

Posted by Kay (Jacksonville, Fl/usa) on 09/27/2011

Thank you Bess from Canada and Maria from Frankfurt, Germany about responding to my eyelid dilemma. I tried the Castor oil several months ago, didn't help. It's true like everything all of us are different and what works for one person may not for another.

Thanks for the input... I love this website.


Posted by Kay (Jacksonville, Fl/usa) on 09/25/2011

This is really strange. For about a year now, I have had my eyelid glands get stopped up hence causing infection in one eye. Went to Opthamologist which recommended to wash eyes with water and baby shampoo and stay away from heavy eye make up. All have been done, he prescribed eye drops and a steroid ointment. It would go away and come back. About two months ago the blood vessels in the one eye would break causing my eye to look very bloody almost like someone punched my eye! Doc says it would go away. It did.

In the past two months my blood vessels in the same eye have bursted probably 3 or more times. The doctors have ruled out high blood pressure. Apparently I still have the eyelid glands stopping up. I read somewhere that apply a steroid ointment to the eyelids can cause the blood in the eye. Don't know how true this is. Now the doc wants to do surgery on my eyelids to clear up the access fat which is clogging my eye lids. He won't do this surgery until the eyes looks good.

I am wondering if there is something internal going on within my body causing the eye to react. I also had the Vitreious detachment in the same eye. It's all so strange. Otherwise, I feel very good.

Replied by Maria
Frankfurt, Germany
09/25/2011

Hi Kay, I dont know what is the exact cause of blood in your eye but years ago I had fat in the form of bumps on my eyelids. I had dandruff in my hair that was the main cause of these bumps. The doctors prescribed me many types of eye drops and dandruff shampoos. One doctor advised me to wash my eye with baby shampoo. I followed all these advices but all in vain.

At last I was advised to get them removed with surgery but my mother said that there would be natural treatment for this problem so she searched and found Castor oil is good for dandruff so I applied Castor oil on my scalp and eyelids every night continuously for about two months. The hard bumps turned very soft and filled with pus and eventually burst out. My eyelids had become smooth and even. So I got rid of nasty bumps without surgery just with simple home remedy. I hope this will help you.

Maria

Replied by Bess
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
09/25/2011

Hi Kay - This is advice from Robert Latkany's book about dry eye remedies, but it might help you. He recommends 4 steps to open plugged meibomian glands:

1. Use heat (wring out a facecloth that was soaked in hot water) to loosen the clogged glands. Hold the cloth (make sure it isn't too hot for the delicate eye area) against your closed eyes for about three minutes.

2. Now, gently pull your eyelid slightly to the side and take a Q-Tip dipped in hot water. Starting at the nose-end of the eye, GENTLY push at the lower eyelid margin (just below the lashline). This serves to push the contents of the glands up and out of the ducts. Once you have done the bottom lashes, do the same for the top lashes EXCEPT you are pressing right above the lashline to express the contents of the clogged glands. This should take about a minute to do both eyes. Remember - gently does it!

3. Now it's time to clean the eyelid by taking another Q-Tip and wipe above the lashline on the lower lid and below the lashline on the upper lid. That should remove any stuff expressed from the glands.

4. As his last step, he recommends preservative-free eye drops (keep them in the fridge for extra relief) and apply about five drops in each eye. That should rinse out any last bit of gunk that came out.

Do that on a daily basis and, once it's under control, you can limit it to three times a week but you must continue to do it.

While some people have immediate relief, most have to keep doing it for awhile before it's noticable. But - like brushing your teeth or washing your face - it's a good habit to get into if you suffer from clogged glands.

Good luck - I hope you can avoid surgery. Cheers, Bess

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
09/26/2011

Great book indeed! I will try to find the time soon to review it here! The cleaning of the eye rim didn't do much for me, I have to say..... In the Eye Hospital in Basel, Switzerland, they advised me to use warm black tea bags. When the doctor did it he seemed to see a lot of stuff coming out and even showed it to my husband in the microscope. I never see or feel anything come out even if I press hard. Sometimes I have little raised bumps but even those ones don't burst or anything. It is difficult to stay motivated.... I have now bought plastic pads you can cool down or warm up to unclogg the ducts when they are warm and to cool them down in order to get rid of the bags under the eyes which, he says, are caused by the dry eyes. No success with any of the procedures so far....

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
09/26/2011

Maria, were the bumps on the rim of your eye? Or on the eyelids?

Replied by Maria
Frankfurt, Germany
09/26/2011

Hi Francisca, The bumps were on my eyelids. In the beginning they were very hard but when I applied castor oil generously and regularly on my eyelids and eyelashes but on scalp too mixed with olive oil left it whole night the bumps became soft gradually and the pus came out itself through the ducts on rim. When I pressed these bumps more stuff came out and my eyelids became flat again. It is very slow process but castor oil definitely worked for me.

Castor oil is also helpful for growing thick and long eyelashes. I still use castor oil because it is a very good eye cleanser. Apply it on the roots of eyelashes whole night and see what stuff and dirt come out next morning. Give it a try. Good luck.

Maria

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
09/27/2011

Hi Maria, As I said the little bumps I have are only on the eye rim but the oftalmologist told me that they are clogged. I don't always have them.... If they touch the eye they are quite annoying. During the day now my eyes are ok but they get very dry during the night. Still I haven't given up looking for a solution. I have no idea whether I sleep with the eyes slightly open. My mouth and throat are dry as well! I have heard about castor oil and tried it a few times, two different brands, both bought in a good health food shop but my eye lids get swollen.

Everybody else seems to sleep better with castor oil on the eye lids, your eyes get clean, mine only seem to get swollen. I have no idea whether I should keep on trying or give it up..... I so wish my eyes would go back to normal.... It is so annoying to wake up with very gritty eyes.... It is as if I wake up tired but it is only due to that sensation in my eyes!

Replied by Eva
A'dam, Netherlands
09/27/2011

Castor oil did not work for me either, the infection of my eyelids became worse, my eyes became red and the eyelids became more sore/itchy after a night (I tried it out for two nights 5 dayspart). I also used an antibiotica cream, and it was also irritating my eye (somehow a fatty substance was irriating it more). What helped at the end is keeping it clean, green tea and walnut leaf tea bags and putting neosporin powder on my eyelid(outside). From reading many posts on other subjects as well, I get the impression that what helps some people might be not good for others.

A message for Francesca, contacts are not really recommended for dry eye sufferers... you also have to get into your eyes by putting the contact in, and even if you try to keep your hands clean, there is a chance to bring dirt into your eyes.

Replied by Kay
Jacksonville, Fl/usa
09/27/2011

Interesting about the teabags... I think I will try this.

Replied by Debbie
Melbourne, Australia
09/28/2011

One of the best remedies for clogged eyelid glands is breast milk. Do you know anyone who is breastfeeding!

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
09/28/2011

Thanks Eva but for the time being my eyes are ok during the day so the specialist thinks that there is no reason not to wear lenses. I don't wear them if I am at home, only when I go out and being a housewife I am at home a lot!

Replied by Maria
Franfurt, Germany
09/28/2011

Hi Francisca, My eyelids also get swollen and eyes become red with castor oil when I wake up but these are temporary side effects. As soon as I take shower or wash my face with cold water the redness of the eyes and swelling of eyelids vanish at once. After washing my eyes I feel quite comfortable again. Anyhow, everyone is different. Best wishes for you.

Maria

Replied by Debbie
Melbourne, Australia
09/28/2011

Francisca, I would think that the contact lenses have everything to do with your dry eyes - even if the specialist says otherwise. Why not try leaving them out for a month and see if that improves the situation.

Can't you just wear glasses if you must during the day?

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
09/29/2011

Hi Debbie, the contact lenses specialist didn't say that the contact lenses have nothing to do with my dry eyes but rather that they are not so bad that I couldn't wear them. To me wearing glasses is a terrible thing. Difficult to explain even to people who have glasses with normal gradation. If you are as myopic as I am no glasses look good even with the modern technologies. And even if they hardly seem to have any weight on the side of my right eye, the worse one, I still get this big indentation on my nose, not nice at all. I just feel like I am not myself.

Ok, you will say that it is worth it not to wear lenses so that my eyes get better but somehow I think that the problems lies elsewhere. Last night, instead of drinking water all night I took a little bit of Celtic salt and that worked to keep me from drinking all night. I have the idea that when I started drinking more, even with a bit of salt my body reacted bad and the more I drank the more I had to drink. There is a book about salt, I am going to read it because I hope that there is something there that will help me! I am sure contact lenses, even the latest are not the best things for your eyes but still I think that my problem lies elswhere. I hope so...

Replied by Gavin
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand
09/29/2011

Hi Francisca, have you tried coconut oil around and in your eyes before you go to bed at night. They completly cloud up for a while but by morning are completly clean and refreshed. I've been trying it along with the juice, the juice is 3/4 carrots 200gms of blueberries and four oranges, skins and all, through the juicer. The blueberries are mashed in the food processor and then poured in. Then a glass taken morning and evening before bed. It's the third day on this, but early results are interesting.. Last night when I went to the loo about 3am, for a few minutes I could see without glasses really well.. The research on blueberries is that they prevent macular degeneration, incidentaly the Red Indians used them for curing sight issues.. Bearing in mind that they were probably eating a better diet as well.. salmon etc.


Posted by Plexguard (Brooklyn, Ny) on 12/27/2010

My father 74 years old has clogged eye ducts. The doctor says he need surgery. Is there anything he can do?


Coconut Oil  

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Posted by Anonymous on 01/07/2007
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dry lines around eyes/wrinkles prevention Coconut oil is the future as I have smoked for 10 years yet skin is smooth & line-free AMAZING

Replied by Frances
Edinburgh, Scotland
01/19/2011

Did you have lines/wrinkles under your eyes before you started using the Coconut oil? May I ask what age you are?

Replied by Madefree23
Staten Island, Ny
04/06/2012
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I have been using coconut oil on my body and ingesting it for about 3 yrs. Like most women I wake up with puffy wrinkly under eyes in the morning. I was using expensive products to combat this. One day I got mascara under me eyes and didnt have makeup remover so I used the coconut oil (cold pressed) and MAN I couldn't believe it! No puffs no wrinkles. In a few minutes. Love it. So Happy!


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.


Color Blindness  

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Posted by Georgia Mommy (Smyrna, Ga USA) on 09/16/2012

Could we start a topic asking if anyone knows of remedies for color blindness? I have read of instances where children could see colors normally while young, only to lose the ability and develop color blindness later in their young life. To me, this indicates it may not necessarily be a genetic condition, and hoping that means there may be remedies somewhere out there. Many thanks, Traci

Replied by Eyedoc
All Over
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)


Dilated Pupil, Red  

Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia) on 01/07/2012

I woke up yesterday with one eye very red (looks like a blood vessel burst). No pain or vision problems. I did try to rinse it will saline water but it didn't help. I also sprayed some colloidal copper on it in case there was an infection (copper naturally anti bacterial/viral). Just before I went to bed last night I realised that the pupil in that eye is larger than the other one. This morning still no pain or vision problems. Does anyone know what happened?

Replied by A
London, Uk
01/20/2013

Hi I hope you have seen someone for this but it could be a virus that has led you to have HOLMES AD PUPIL. I have this condition. Just causes some problems reading when I am tired and you rely on the lense to adjust for focus which you notice when looking at something closer then far away as the affected eye is slower to focus.


Eliminate Dairy  

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Posted by Jackie (North Wales, Pa) on 09/23/2011
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My eyes used to twitch every so often and then it became a daily occurence. As soon as I gave up dairy completely, my eyes never twitched again. I had also gradually developed puffiness under my eyes which was horrendous in the morning and no amount of cold packs or any other remedy would resolve the problem. When I gave up dairy that went completely away as well. It has been over a year and I have not been bothered by either problem ever since.


Eliminate Sugar  

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Posted by Nico (Ny, Ny) on 12/11/2010

In my case, I will get puffy eyes from too much sugar or too close to bedtime. Sugar inflames the skin and the eyes and causes puffiness. When I reduce my sugar intake, I get smoother looking eyes.

Replied by Scott
Qld, Australia
04/28/2011
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I too get red eyes and puffiness from too much sugar. It also makes be feel a little groggy and lethargic for most of the next day. Also to much starchy food seems to have similar but milder effect. Have had blood tests and not diabetes. If I eat lots of vegetables/fruit and everything else in moderation all is well.


Eye Bath  

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Posted by Andrea C (Cardiff, Wales) on 06/30/2012
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I went to an optician 4 times as I felt as if I had broken glass in my eyes. He said there was nothing wrong. On my fith visit, he said 'oh yes, you've got blocked eye glands!! He gave me some ointment to keep my eyes lubricated, which after 1 use, I decided not to use anymore. So what I did was use a clean separate cotton wool pad on each eye, and washed them gently in warm distilled water, then used a separate clean 1 to dry eye. I did this 4 times a day. With in 3 days after weeks of hell!!, they were fine!! I now do this EVERY TIME I have any eye problems, and it ALWAYS WORKS. Hope this helps some 1 else. LOVE Andrea C xxxxxxxx

Replied by Wayout
Mostniceenoughtown, Ca
06/02/2013
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I love this idea! Distilled water in a.m. and coconut oil on eyelids and undereyes in evening is working on my dry-eye syndrome/ blocked oil glands.

I also use a bit of mid-stream fresh urine from mid-morning as an eyewash, which has improved my vision immensely.

Thanks for the distilled water suggestion, because it has "pull-power" to clear the clog! (There is always a Way-Out).


Eye Makeup Allergy  

Posted by Kay (Jacksonville, Fl/usa) on 08/29/2011

I have been fighting infections in one of my eyes for a year now. Eye Doc gave me drops and ointment which I now found out (a year later) are steroids. I kept breaking blood vessels in the eye and the pressure of the eye was not normal. Went to new eye doc who said stop taking the meds, wash my eye lids with baby shampoo and water or get those Opti washes from the drug store. In 3 days what an improvement! However, our eyelids have small glands and when I use eye make up(eyeliner or mascara) my eyes would itch more. Doc said I was stopping up the glands and to be sure to wash the eyelids every day if not more. Does anyone know of eye make up which is good for not clogging up your eyelids? I have tried hypo-allergenic brands which do not work. I just purchased an herbal eye liner called Palladio from the local beauty supply store. Hope it works. Any suggestions regarding eye make up.

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
08/30/2011

Hi Kay, how do you apply the eye make up? I used to apply powder charcoal on the rim of the eye and that not only looked nice but also calmed the itching in my eyes. Asian women do it to prevent eye illnesses but once I went to the eye doctor and he found out that the reason my eyes were so dry and the reason for the itching was not an allergy but clogged ducts so I stopped doing it altogether! If you only apply the make up on the outside you shouldn't have any problems with redness in the eyes, only of the skin if you are allergic to the chemicals in the make up which a lot of women seem to be, luckily I am not as I don't like to go out without make up!


Eye Pterygium  

Posted by Estong (Imus, Cavite, Philippines) on 12/26/2011

I have read a lot of threads but I couldn't find any remedy for the ailment of ptyridium.. I wish somebody has an answer for this kind of illness.. Estong from philippines

EC: Do you mean pterygium?

Liza



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