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.
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.
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
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.
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
I did three things continuously and it was resolved in 4 days. First, I drank 2 teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar with 1 teaspoon honey with 8 oz glass of water three times a day. I also used castor oil compress with heat on my eye three times a day. I applied castor oil onto a flat cotton pad, secured it on my eye with those press and seal wraps ( in lieu of saran wrap), and got a really hot rag and placed it on top of wrap for at least 10 minutes each time. That helped the thing come to a head. I also bought a boric acid eye wash solution at the store and cleaned my eye out four times a day. On the third day, the nasty thing in my eye discharged a bunch of yellowy white stuff while I was cooking. I continued with my regimen until it was completely healed.
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?
My husband has been suffering from pterygiums in both eyes (benign wing like growths). We have been advised to have them removed since one of them is beginning to cross the pupil area. Does anyone have experience in treating these without surgery?
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.
Wb, New Jersey, Usa
I got rid of cysts on my eye several times, 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!
What is the safest remedy to get rid of an eyelid cyst? :-(
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.
Wb, New Jersey, Usa
Dry Eye remedy
I have had dry eyes for over 25 years. I suffered with it for a long time while trying different remedies which didn't work. My opthamologist actually told me about this proven remedy. I have been taking 1000mg gelcap of flaxseed oil 2x/day for several years now and it has worked wonders for me. You have to take it for several weeks before you see results.
Flax Seeds and Aloe Vera Juice Cured My Eye Infection.
This remedy was given to me by the owner of a health food store who learned it from her grandmother: For any type of eye infection (mine was bloodshot and pinchy upon waking in the morning--possibly Pink Eye), she does the following:
Pull out the skin "pocket" below the eye and insert at least two flax seeds or as many as you can get in there. Then put a drop of aloe vera juice on the eye. Leave seeds in overnight or up to 24 hours, then remove them (they will be gummy after drawing the bacteria to them). If eye infection isn't cleared up, repeat for another 24 hours.
Notes: flax seeds can be purchased at a health food store and must be kept refrigerated. Aloe vera juice does not need to be refrigerated. Do not put contact lens in eye while flax seeds are there.
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
Amman, Jordan, Jordan
Grated potato patted around your eyes will reduce puffiness caused from lack of sleep or sinus cavity swelling. Also milk on a cotton ball applied to the eye will work. When the cotton ball gets warm, apply more milk. After 5-10 min. of this the puffiness is reduced.