Natural Remedies for Eye Issues

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.

Castor Oil
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!

Swollen Eyeball Remedies
Posted by Kandj (Maryland) on 08/28/2013

Many thanks to all. I've passed along your suggestions and hope something will help.

Swollen Eyeball Remedies
Posted by Cat (Tauranga, New Zealand, New Zealand) on 08/24/2013

It was only the other day that I posted a comment about how I had been suffering the allergies of sneezing/watery and itchy eyes and so much that the eyes (mainly one) became swollen and very red. After taking MSM for another reason, by the next day, all those symptoms had disappeared! I firmly believe the MSM was responsible for clearing this up. I could almost handle the sneezing but the itchy watery eyes was another story. Still, if your friend is diabetic and on all types of medication, then chances are, he's having side effects from those so it could be a difficult one to fix. But worth a try if you can get hold of some. Good luck.

Swollen Eyeball Remedies
Posted by Toourlady89 (Ca, Usa) on 08/24/2013

According to Google, swollen eyeballs could be one other symptom of pollen allergies, or his own type of allergies that has progressed to his eye/ eyes. Ice compress over the eye x 15 minutes at a time so many times during the day could help and also taking his anti allergy meds regularly. In addition, try to rest up the eyes whenever he could and try not to strain it.

Swollen Eyeball Remedies
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, Usa) on 08/24/2013

Hi! Charcoal would be an inexpensive thing to try for this. I do not know the cause but could guess it is a side effect of medication or reaction to something. Whatever it is, it is inflammation of some sort and charcoal is very helpful for that. He should get some activated charcoal powder at the health food store and some ground flax seed. Mix equal parts of both in a cup. (Careful as it is poofy and can be messy. ) Then add water and stir until you get a thin jelly like consistency. Spread this onto a paper towel (You can make several at once. ) Fold towel over. Cover the closed eye with the poultice. Cover with plastic wrap to keep charcoal moist. Cover with a bandana to hold it on. This could be done for an hour twice a day, or overnight. (The plastic wrap won't be needed for the one hour poultice.) I would give this treatment at least 2 weeks before deciding it doesn't work.

Since Apple Cider Vinegar is inexpensive and helps many things, it would be worth it for him to try it. 1 t. Raw apple cider vinegar in 8 oz. of water twice a day, increasing over a couple of weeks to 1 T. In 8 oz. Twice a day. This ought to be done for at least a month to see what it does.

Improving nutrition helps with most health issues. Less sugar, processed food, fast food, no artificial sweeteners or MSG. More fruits and veggies. Less caffeine.

Let us know how your friend is doing.

~Mama to Many~

Swollen Eyeball Remedies
Posted by Kandj (Maryland) on 08/24/2013

A friend in his early 40's has been having problems with swollen eyeballs. He says it's not a thyroid issue. First, only one eyeball was bothering him. The eyeball isn't protruding, but you could tell that one eyeball was slightly larger than the other. He says it feels tender, sore, and could feel pressure in the eye. It's been that way approximately 2 years that I know of. Now, he's starting to experience similar symptoms in the other eye. Both eyes water/tear occassionally (one at a time, but not both at the same time) for apparently no reason. He doesn't have money for doctor's visits, prescriptions, testing, etc. So he seems to just suffer through. I know he has diabetes, high BP, and cholesterol issues he takes meds for. I'm not sure exactly what he takes, and I also know he has year-long allergies (clearing throat, runny/stuffy nose, etc. ) Any ideas what could be causing the swollen eyeballs or what he can do for relief?

Eyelid Cyst Remedies
Posted by Salsera185 (New York) on 07/29/2013

What is the safest remedy to get rid of an eyelid cyst? :-(

Horner's Syndrome Remedies
Posted by Cindy (Toledo, Ohio) on 07/28/2013

Does anyone know of treatments for Horner's syndrome? I have a ptosis and swelling of my right eye. Thank you.

Old Maid Flowers
Posted by Daniel (Miami, Fl) on 06/19/2013

Old maid white flowers for eye - they are used for dry eyes, red and irritated eyes, conjuntivitis.

EC: Hi Daniel, we take it you are referring to Madagascar Periwinkle? Zinnias are also called Old Maid Flowers.

..."Despite serious safety concerns, Madagascar periwinkle is used for diabetes, cancer, and sore throat. It is also used as a cough remedy, for easing lung congestion, and to reduce fluid retention by increasing urine production (as a diuretic). Some people apply Madagascar periwinkle directly to the skin to stop bleeding; relieve insect bites, wasp stings, and eye irritation; and treat infections and swelling (inflammation).

Source: WebMd

Eye Bath
Posted by Wayout (Mostniceenoughtown, Ca) on 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).

Castor Oil
Posted by Ja (Philadelphia, Pa) on 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.

B Complex For Yellow or Red Eyes
Posted by Beehive (London, Uk) on 05/01/2013
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For as long as I can remember the whites of my eyes were yellow. My eyes were very sensitive. Driving at night made my eyes go red (or bloodshot), going into a mall with the artifical lighting made my eyes go red or even stepping outside on a windy day would have this effect. I accepted the fact that the whites of my eyes were "naturally" yellow and that the little blood vessels in my eyes were very quick to appear prominent and angry and that my eyes would become very red at the drop of hat. I began taking a vitamin b complex supplement (sublingual liquid) as well as cod liver oil. I began taking the vitamin b complex in the hope of reversing grey hair. It has now been a month. A few days ago I noticed that the whites of my eyes are actually WHITE!! My eyes don't feel sensitive or irritated like they did before. I believe it is the b complex that has had this effect. I take double the recommended dose every day. It may be possible that the cod liver oil together with the b complex may be working well together. In the past I have taken cod liver oil on its own but still had sensitive eyes with "yellow" whites.

Festoon Remedies
Posted by Sp (Wb, New Jersey, Usa) on 04/16/2013 32 posts

Hi Addy, for what it's worth, going gluten free really helped me with my puffy eyes. The top part of my eyelid was big & puffy & all the way down to my eyelashes. Now it's a much more regular size and the part of my eyelid that covers the eyeball is visible again. I was so happy to see that part of my eyelid again. I bought eye shadow again. :)

Festoon Remedies
Posted by Addy (Flowery Branch, Ga) on 04/15/2013

Festoons/Puffy Eyes. Does anyone have experience with these without surgery? I've had puffy eyes for a while now and this year it's become a bit more. I now have what looks like fatty pads below my puffiness and it looks horrible. I'm tired of looking so tired all the time. Using moisture makes them swell up prettybad. I have also been using witch hazel for toner a couple times per week, and really try to watch my sodium intake. What should I look at on the inside. Some sites reveal sun damage, edema and other things will induce them. Anybody's thoughts are appreciated.

Macular Edema
Posted by Kitkat (Costa Mesa, Ca) on 04/08/2013

Cannabis is helpful for glaucoma and it's now legal in WA.

Adult Strabismus Remedies
Posted by Sataybean (Boston, Ma) on 03/13/2013

Hello Earth Clinic, I have had debilitating adult strabismus for over two years caused by Myasthenia Gravis. Everything is under control except for my eyes. One eye goes up the other turns inward and I can only see straight if wearing a patch. I have tried homeopathy, acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, vision therapy, have a pretty good diet whereby I try not to eat healthy foods in moderation. Has anyone ever encountered any cures?

Oil Pulling With Coconut Oil
Posted by Louis (Nashville, Tn) on 02/20/2013
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Well, this is wonderful. OP. In the summer of 2012 my eye was tearing constantly. Doctor had prescribed different drops WHIch did not help. I discovered op when looking for coconut oil benefits. I started this procedure, my nose ran a lot for three days then my eye stopped tearing up. My eyes are not red I can wear makeup. Teeth and gums are feeling healthier. This is a blessing for me.

EC: More on Oil Pulling (OP) here:

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Louwrence (Rustenburg, North West, South Africa) on 02/06/2013

Hi Lou, Anybody with digestive problems should do a liver flush & take betaine hcl & in your case where you get pain @ the temples it is a sign of gallstones so do the liver flush & a lot of health issues will be solved.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Lou (Tyler, Tx) on 02/05/2013

I've been noticing more pain in my temples after eating sweets. I've also been getting ear pain. I am gluten intolerant, but in denial. I've tried warm green tea bags (which bring relief) and I've even applied straight manuka honey to my eyelids. I did castor oil one night but was in pain the next day. I think cutting out the sweets is part of the secret. I'm going to try to go on Olive Leaf Extract capsules again. Can't hurt. I think I need to do Ted's alkalyzing remedy again, but I'm afraid it will interfere with my morning and nighttime Armour Thyroid pill. I may try the flax seed and aloe vera cure too. I also made a cilantro pesto to remove mercury. I'll try anything! One thing I did try that was on here was the caramel truffle tea recipe. I felt great after drinking it. Someone else posted it, but here it is again:

ONE TBSP EVCO [Extra Virgin Coconut Oil]


Dilated Pupil, Red
Posted by A (London, Uk) on 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.

Posted by Sp (Wb, New Jersey, Usa) on 01/06/2013 32 posts

Hi John, I had fat eyelids for years. Not long after I went gluten-free one of the many wonderful side-effects I experienced was having my eyeslids lose that puffiness. They no longer rest on my eye lashes. I also lost bloating in my face and abdomen. Before I went gluten-free I was eating whole wheat and other good quality foods that had gluten. Look into hidden food allergies and food sensitivities. It might be a possibility. It might also be seasonal allergies. And for me, my seasonal allergies are not nearly as bad as they used to be now that I am gluten-free. So a hidden food allergy/sensitivity can make your reaction to other allergines (pollen, pets, mold, etc. ) worse. Also note that if you are outside during your allergy season or doing gardening or yardwork, pollen amd mold spores can cling to your hair. Be sure to have washed your hair before going to bed and change your pillow case if you didn't. Hope this helps you find the cause.

Posted by John (Trang, Thailand) on 01/06/2013

Fat upper eyelid may be the result of an allergy brought on by cold east wind. I dont know. Fat lids came with runny nose & cough. The fat lids rest on my eyelashes making me feel tired, when I am not. I dont eat nonsense food. Cold symptoms have gone but fat lids remain. Any clues anyone? John.

Macular Edema
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, Usa) on 10/14/2012 2073 posts

Pat: sorry, haven't heard of serraflazyme but it seems worth a try as it could only be beneficial overall. Other natural anti-inflammatory substances/products are the herb Turmeric (Curcumin), Vit-C, Quercetin, Fish or Flax Oil. I have got major good results w/ a special trademark or patented formula called CeladrinTM. Magnet Therapy is also very good for inflammatory issues. I use Magnets once daily for a few minutes over each eye for maintenance & prevention.

Macular Edema
Posted by Pat (Seattle, Wa) on 10/12/2012

I cannot find anything on macular edema on Earthclinic. My husband has diabetic retinopathy and cataracts. So far, they have injected his eyes with Avastin and it did not work.

Now they want to give him steroids... Injected again into his eyes. However, the Avastin has already increased his ocular pressure from 17 to 21, making him a borderline glocoma case. If they inject steroids, there will be increased ocular pressure, worsening of his cataracts (which will eventually be removed), and increase in vitreal floaters.

We want to see about a natural way to decrease the inflammation in the macular area of the retina. We have heard of an anti-inflammatory nutrient called serraflazyme. Have you heard of this? Any suggestions would be helpful. Thank you.

Parinaud's Oculoglandular Syndrome
Posted by Angel (Norwich, Ny) on 10/12/2012

10/6/12: I was called by the school nurse to pick my 1st grader up, as he'd vomited "all over" the cafeteria. I got him home, gave him soup and ginger, and he seemed fine. No fever, no lethargy.

At around 8:30pm, he came to me and said "I think I broke my jaw. " He's 6, so I'm used to his imagination, and I humored him, moving in to "examine" him in mock earnest. On the back of his left jaw, in front of his ear, I felt a hard lump. I was stunned. Within an hour, it went from almond to golf ball size, but his former doctor - who I texted immediately and sent a picture to - told me to just treat the pain (it hurt when touched), and take him into the office the next morning. I also made a mental note to make sure to check for the puffiness he'd woken up with around his left eye, and see what the doc thought.

10/7/12: The doctor who examined him immediately called another doctor in, and within moments we were sent to radiology for an ultrasound and then for blood work. And she didn't notice anything strange about his puffy eye, especially since my son rewarded her with a tale of a playground battle in which he was victorious against an eye-attacking enemy. The blood was fine, she said when she called later, but there was a gumball-sized tumor in his parotid gland. She told me they'd call back once pediatric surgery could see him. In the interim, give him Motrin for pain or fever. Everything in me died.

For the next few days, the left side of his face grew and his eye glazed red and the lid sagged. I feared the worst as he could stomach nothing, not even water, and grew hotter and hotter. We returned to the doctor, she gave me a script for an eye ointment for his clearly inflamed eye, and something for nausea. My friend picked us up, and after asking my son about his new kittens (2 we adopted in July), and he told her how he loved them, but that they liked to scratch and nibble him. He liked it, though, when they licked him about his face. She asked if maybe they had something to do with it? I told her I didn't know, trying to absorb the fact that even as I begged, the doctor said absolutely nothing to relieve me of the fear that he had cancer.

Somewhere around 2 am, I decided to Google "cat scratch parotid". Whoa. There's a link. Then I Googled "cat scratch disease pink eye". WHOA. Parinaud's Oculoglandular Syndrome? I click the "images" tab, and see several images that look exactly like my son. I called the doctor's office, gave the name of the condition to the receptionist, and the doc called 20 minutes later. She could barely pronounce it, yet told me it wasn't what he had because it only affected armpit glands. Not true of Parinaud's Oculoglandular, but sometimes true of cat scratch disease.

10/12/12: My son gave blood that will be tested for evidence of the Bartonella bacteria of cat scratch disease.

I'm writing in hopes that anyone can guide me in helping him. Today, 10/12/12, I gave him a couple tablespoons of colloidal silver. Previously, I've been putting a few (3 - 4) drops of Lugol's in his water, and even placed some directly on his englarged gland (I saw some things that suggested the Parotid could grow tumors from iodide, so I stopped). I also give him at least 1000mg of Vitamin C daily. Since his face continues to grow and distort, I'd say there's been no success, though I'm hopeful about the colloidal silver, based on testimonials of others who have had to treat various manifestations of Bartonella infection.

I have pictures, if anyone would like to see them. This site has helped me through many scary things, and since this condition isn't listed here yet, I'm hoping to create at least one place that can document the successful natural treatment of this rare but scary condition. Thanks for any advice.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Cate (Melbourne, Australia) on 09/22/2012

Hi everyone. I'm not here to suggest not using any of these remedies, but to suggest you might want to try to cut back on or eliminate grains, wheat in particular. Terrible inflammation happens with every mouthful. Just a suggestion.

Color Blindness
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

Castor Oil
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.

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