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)

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

Replied by Patti
(Moorestown, Nj)

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!


Could be parasitic.


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)
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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 3 posts

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!

Eyelid Cyst Remedies
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)
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. :)

Replied by Wanda
(Spring, Texas)
26 posts

You might have your kidneys tested but I would go to a holistic or naturopath and not a conventional doctor if you can.

Flax Seed Oil

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

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

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)
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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

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

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)

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

Green Tea
Posted by Joni (Grafton, OH) on 11/05/2006

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

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)

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.

Replied by Glagg
(Vancouver, Wa)

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.

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.

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!

Replied by Tessa

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:



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 I have no affiliation with her, I am just an average person trying to get healthy. Good Day all.

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