Natural Remedies for Eye Issues

Eye Pterygium  

Posted by Ingramzoo (Deltona, Fl) on 06/27/2011

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?

Replied by Rebecca
Pittsburgh, Pa
07/29/2011

Just read about someone who used Castor oil to cure this without surgery. Look under Castor Oil Cures.

Replied by Patti
Moorestown, Nj
08/22/2011

I had a pterygium removed and it grew right back! I have them on all four sides, they say it's genetic but no one in my family had ever heard of them. I was told that if it grew over my pupil, I wouldn't be able to see, so I had the surgery and it was awful! I have been watching it since and it grew back but not any further than it was, so I'm leaving it alone. I don't know what to do other than continual use of Refresh Tears or something like that to keep the eye moist; dry eye is part of it. My vision has changed b/c of it, but I still don't need glasses. My advice is to have your husband look into anything that could keep him from having surgery. Good luck!


Eyelid  

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.

Replied by Sp
Wb, New Jersey, Usa
01/06/2013
31 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.


Eyelid Cyst Remedies  

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Posted by Anita (Corpus Christi, Tx) on 05/23/2016
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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!


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

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


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.

Replied by Sp
Wb, New Jersey, Usa
04/16/2013
31 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. :)


Flax Seed Oil  

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Posted by Patti (Muscatine, Iowa) on 11/18/2008
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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  

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Posted by Howard (Satellite Beach, Florida) on 08/07/2008
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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.


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

Replied by Faeqa
Amman, Jordan, Jordan
01/27/2014
55 posts

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


Grated Potato and Milk  

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Posted by Ann (Morristown, TN) on 01/13/2007
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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.


Green Tea  

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Posted by Thankful (Macon, GA) on 01/29/2007
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I tried the green tea bag remedy and it worked great for me. I was diagnosed with graves disease and my eyes stuck out for the longest and now after 8 years of looking like a frog my eyes are finally returning to normal.

Replied by Peggy
Porter, Texas
06/29/2012

Hi... Could you tell me how long it took to get the puffiness to go away? recently diagnosed with Graves.. Thanks..


Posted by Joni (Grafton, OH) on 11/05/2006
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A couple of years ago I was having a problem with styes- those annoying, painful lumps on the eyelid, on or near the lash line. My cousin told me to prepare a green tea bag, make yourself a cup of tea and while the bag is still semi-hot, squeeze out excess water (leave some), and apply to the stye for a minute or so. Be careful it's not too hot (altho I like it that way). Usually there's no sign of them the next morning. Maybe a stubborn one will take another treatment, but that's it! Kills it quickly. I don't use same bag on both eyes, in case of cross-contamination. Last night I felt a severe pain in my lower left eye, but it wasn't a sty. I took out my contacts and used a tea bag on it, and irrigated it with the tea and it began watering. Which felt greatbecause it was so dry and painful!! The pain subsided altho it still stung with whatever it was in my eye. It's fine this morning. I also cured my son's red, inflamed, crusty eyes with both green tea bags and honey a couple months ago. I made the tea, added honey to it and dipped the bags back in, didn't squeeze and used them (2 bags) on each eye. Did this about 3 times in 36 hours and they were healed.


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Posted by Mona (Norfolk, Nebraska) on 04/27/2008
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I'm passing this on from someone else who told me about it a month or so ago. Honey will take the redness out of your eyes and also return the whiteness to the whites of your eyes. If you put one drop of pasturized honey ( like Sue Bee honey) in your eye right before you go to sleep, in about two weeks the redness will be gone and the whites of your eyes will be nice and white. The honey burns for a minute so get ready but this really works. It is an old Indian remedy that has been used for centuries and will work for cataracts as well.

Replied by Kedest
Washington, DC
05/23/2009

how often do i have to add the honey to my eye before the redness gone...thanks


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.


Iridology  

Posted by Brad (Providence, Rhode Island) on 01/13/2012

In response to the post eye color and health, Iridology is the reading of the eye. It has been around since 1861. I had a friend take the picture then we sent it to Dr. Mary Reed out of Pennsylvania and she did the reading. It's mind blowing what the feedback is. There was a group of 30-40 people who had the photos done. The eye tells so much like what your deficient in and what organs are struggling. Anyone interested can go to marys site marysherbs.com. I have no affiliation with her, I am just an average person trying to get healthy. Good Day all.


Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia ) on 01/10/2012

I have been reading a bit on this in the past few days and wanted people's opinions. According to Iridology apparently there are only two colors of eyes blue and brown and anything else is simply a colored film over the iris which happens when the body is in a toxic state. It did pique my interest as my eyes were blue until I was about 2 years old and changed to green (around the same time I had a bad reaction to the smallpox injection). My son's eyes also seem to be a hazel color but with a yellow color as well. I don't remember people having a yellow tinge to their eye color when I was young but these days it is common.

I was wondering if anyone else noticed their eyes changing color if their health deteriorated? Some people say their eyes turned blue/brown after a liver/gallbladder cleanse.

Here is a link to a discussion where people are finding similar results

http://goneraw.com/forum/change-eye-colour

Replied by P
Middle Of, Fl
01/11/2012

Hi! I went to the site you posted; very interesting, 2-3yrs ago I swore my eyes were orange, I would check all mirrors to make sure it wasn't my room reflecting in them and did notice orange hues in them, I thought that was weird, but now makes sense because I had a poor diet at the time, now they're light brown with a dark rim in the outer layer, my mom has yellow eyes and that's been forever!

Your eyes tell a lot about you! And now you have me wondering!

I hope others have more input about the eyes!

Thanks for the FYI

Replied by Jen
Bozeman, Mt, Us
01/12/2012

Wow this is extremely fascinating. I would love to see more on this. I know my husband and my two oldest daughters have what I call camo eyes. They are a swirl of green, blue, brown, and yellow in different variances for each. I would have to say my two oldest children are probably my worst eaters as they are teenagers and I can't always control what they eat. My husband thinks I'm a little "whacky" with all of the natural cures and vitamins I use so he refuses to use any of them unless absolutely necessary. He also has kidney disease so I'm sure his toxin levels are pretty high. My eyes are a very solid sagie-green right now but just a few years ago they were much more yellow hued and when I was a youngster they were blue. I will have to look into this book and see if it means anything in my world. Thanks for the post Debbie. All of my kids were born with beautiful bright blue eyes. The two oldest have changed drastically over time. My middle child has the worst health issues and her eyes which used to be bright blue are now a greyish-silver with specks of yellow around the iris. The two little munchkins still have fairly bright blue eyes but they are still young.

P.S. I also have read that the yellow in the eyes is excess copper which could be considered a toxin if it is in excess. Hmmmm.....

Replied by Debbie
Melbourne, Australia
01/12/2012

Hi Jen, yes I agree it is totally fascinating. I am looking at everyone's eyes now and they are all different. I think the thin blue line around my green eyes is getting a bit thicker than it was but I will keep an eye on it. I am also now taking wheatgrass powder which is a good cleanser for the body. I will report back any changes to my eyes. I am also on iodine which chelates heavy metals from the body.

I will post any other interesting articles I find on the subject. Would love to hear from people who have done body cleanses and what it did to their eyes.

Haven't heard yellow in the eyes meaning copper toxicity but my father has nearly white hair and his eyes have a yellow tinge (the hair alone would indicate he is very copper deficient). I read that Australian soil is very copper deficient.

Replied by Francisca
Zug, Switzerland
01/13/2012

Interesting, my father has very unusual light brown and yellow eyes. His hair is grey (he is 84) but still very strong. I always thought that he just happened to have an unusual eye color.... I am still not sure this isn't the case! My youngest daughter has beautiful big grey eyes but when she was a child she had a dark halo around them which has faded with the age. She is now 23. I imagine this is just part of growing up.... I don't know!

By the way, I always thought that it might be a great idea for people who so wish to post a little profile on this site, maybe with a photo? It is done on other sites.... At least then people know who they are talking to! There are a few people I have been interacting over the years whom I feel like I have got to know but I have no idea what they look like, neither have they of how I look like! I know a lot of people prefer anonimity.... I am never afraid to show my face! Just an idea......

Replied by Maria
Gippsland, Australia
01/13/2012

Hi Debbie, It's the sandy soils that can be deficient in copper here in Oz but copper is now considered one of the main contaminates to some of our soils due to the use of biosolids and the years of fungicide use. Vineyards, orchards and vegetables now are grown in copper toxic soils. The CSIRO has found this in their studies. There has even been some difficulty in growing sweet potatoes in Qld due to copper toxicity.

http://www.ecosmagazine.com.au/?act=view_file&file_id=EC40p21.pdf

http://www.csiro.au/Organisation-Structure/Divisions/Land-and-Water/heavy-metal-pollution-soil-guidelines.aspx

http://www.keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/sweetpotato/key/Sweetpotato Diagnotes/Media/Html/TheProblems/MineralToxicities/CopperToxicity/Copper toxicity.htm

Also lots of farmers are now spreading chicken manure from the broiler farms on their pastures and it can contain excess copper as some chickens are fed it to promote quicker growth with a lower cholesterol rate in their meat.

Whilst copper deficiency is one cause of gray hair I have known a few people with excess copper who have gray hair. B-12 is another another cause.

Replied by Debbie
Melbourne, Australia
01/13/2012

Hi Maria, I am not disputing what you say about copper in soil but the CSIRO is not a reliable source of info. They also said it would never rain again because of global warming. Ie they are very political. Many supplements we take deplete the body of copper. Many pesticides also deplete copper from the body. I have read many farmers of goats/horses treating pale/graying hair with copper and getting great results. I will look further into it, thanks. I am determined to get my hair back! A lack of copper in the body also allows yeast/fungus to take over (according to Joel Wallach).

Replied by Maria
Gippsland, Australia
01/14/2012

Hi Debbie, The main reason I have raised this is that a Dr (now passed away) I knew many years ago who mainly prescribed nutrients used to test his patients for anything that could be tested for and whilst everyone had different deficiencies the thing that stood out was that most patients had excess copper and low zinc. Joel Wallach also says that copper levels are more often too high than too low on his page about his colloidal copper product. (http://bioale.com/copper.htm)

In your search if you use the words "excess copper autism (and also developmental delay)" there are some interesting results. http://altmentalhealth.blogspot.com/2009/05/copper-toxicity-and-mental-health.html

http://overcomingcandida.com/autism_copperheads.htm

At least you will know soon if copper deficiency is causing your gray hair as you will see it in your new hair growth. I have also read that chlorinated water in the shower causes gray hair but there again a few of those I know with gray hair only have tank water. I've also read that mercury can cause gray hair and that the gray hair of women had higer concentrations of mercury found by hair analysis. Have you come across this in your travels? I personally believe that there are several causes of gray hair including copper deficiency.

Interesting about goats as we planned to raise some goats at a place we used to live under the mistaken belief that they clean the weeds up out of pasture. Our goat always ate his copper until we started bringing home and feeding him branches like willow, blackwood and also ivy. From then on he never wanted it and he was in great condition. Copper is also given to stop them ringbarking trees. We came to realise that because they are browsers they need much more than pasture.

Anyway back to your original interesting topic an Herbalist who was also an Iridologist I went to many years ago said green was an eye colour and that some people who had brown eyes actually have green eyes with a toxic layer and that gray eyes were blue with a toxic layer. I don't know about the green but my husband's grey eyes are now blue after a couple of years of herbal treatments.

Replied by Debbie
Melbourne, Australia
01/14/2012

Marie, thanks for the links I will read them.

I also came across this interesting article the other day on copper and zinc in hair. Testing was done on two subjects hair before and after washing with water and before and after using shampoo and also before and after colouring hair.

The findings found that shampoo and even hair colour, added copper and zinc, and it could not be washed out of the hair... But from what I am reading it also gives a false reading as to your copper and zinc levels in the body as it is not "available" zinc. It seems you may be showing high copper levels (in a hair sample) but actually be copper deficient.

I would be interested in your understanding of the article. I colour my hair as well so if I were to have a hair and mineral analysis done I may well show to be toxic because I have coloured it for over 20 years even though I am deficient. They say that it shows that hair and mineral analysis is not worth having done (and I was about to have this).

http://www.clinchem.org/content/28/12/2450.full.pdf

Replied by Jen
Bozeman, Mt, Us
01/14/2012

There is a disease called Wilson's disease that is caused by to much copper. One of the symptoms are as taken from the website below:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001789/

Signs and tests A slit-lamp eye examination may show:

  • Limited eye movement

  • Rusty or brown-colored ring around the iris (Kayser-Fleischer rings)

If you google Kayser-Fleischer rings you will see some of the rings and how interesting they are. The copper accumultes in the liver from birth and symptoms show later on. One of the symptoms is the yellowish ring around the iris. It sounds like it could be found to be amongst the diseases found with Iridology.

Replied by Maria
Gippsland, Australia
01/18/2012

Hi Debbie, I think that some of their methodology is flawed eg: we don't know the hair length they took; they used the IAEA procedure which is not recommended by a leading expert in the field Paul Eck and I believe Dr Mercola has written about it also (the washing can give to much variance in the results); also you would be recommended to NOT use shampoos that contain either selenium, zinc or harsh chemicals because they may cause a slightly wrong result.

Having said that I think that dyed hair can alter the results, although whilst some labs test it they need to know the dye used. There have been a couple of other studies that have tried to prove that the results are not credible and I think they were written up in JAMA but Dr Mercola and others went through their result and showed the several flaws in them. Sorry I have lost the references, have had two goes already at this post but as I had not saved them lost them due to computer problems. Thus the lateness I'm sorry.

You need about 3-4cm of preferably non dyed hair. Some will take hair from other areas of the body say the underarms but they need to know where the hair was taken from due to the different growth rates. If you swim daily in chloriated water they need to know that also as it can alter it sightly. So providing the testing lab is one that does not pre wash the sample and they have all the information about the products you use and also if you swim in chlorinated water you should still get good results.

Have you and your son had a blood test to see what your copper levels are? This would be a good starting point.

Replied by Debbie
Melbourne, Australia
01/18/2012

Hi Marie I am still undecided not to get the hair testing done now. I am still not convinced it will be accurate. I have been taking Molasses regularly and also been giving it to my son. Molasses contains a lot of iron. Iron, (according to the mineral interaction wheel I put on the site) is an anatagonist of copper. If iron is higher than copper, copper will be depleted. He was also given a lot of iron when he was born (prem) and we eat a fair amount of meat. I can't see how either of us would be toxic in copper at all. Also if the mother is copper deficient it is passed on to the baby (and that would definitely fit).



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