Natural Remedies for Eye Issues

Eye Bath
Posted by Andrea C (Cardiff, Wales) on 06/30/2012
5 out of 5 stars

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

Green Tea
Posted by Peggy (Porter, Texas) on 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 Jay (Spfg, Il) on 05/14/2012

Do you put the paper tower in a closed eye or open eye? How about droping a potato juice directly in the affected eye? thanks.

Posted by Marie (Menlo Park, California) on 04/13/2012

Hi there, I wasn't trying to find out if there is any cure or help for Pinguecula. Surgery seems to be the only thing for it but I wanted to check here since this a wonderful site for natural remedies. Please help! Thank you, so grateful I found this site.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Madefree23 (Staten Island, Ny) on 04/06/2012
5 out of 5 stars

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!

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Lou (Tyler, Tx) on 02/29/2012

Francisca, I diluted manuka honey in water and it helped a lot. I was accidentally sprayed with pepper spray.

Aloe Vera
Posted by Amy (Charlottesville, Virginia) on 01/28/2012
1 out of 5 stars

Not sure what part of plan the juice used was from. After consulting a local health food store I purchased a more all-purpose aloe vera juice in an attempt to clear up a Subconjunctival Hemorrhage in my eye. By day 3 the entire white of that eyeball was completely red vs just half it. I understand that this can be a normal. Just wanted to say that I have had no change or improvement so far taking the aloe vera juice.

Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia ) on 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).

Posted by Maria (Gippsland, Australia) on 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.

Posted by Jen (Bozeman, Mt, Us) on 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:

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.

Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia ) on 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).

Posted by Maria (Gippsland, Australia) on 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. (

In your search if you use the words "excess copper autism (and also developmental delay)" there are some interesting results.

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.

Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia) on 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).

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.

Posted by Maria (Gippsland, Australia) on 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. 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.

Posted by Francisca (Zug, Switzerland) on 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......

Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia ) on 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.

Posted by Jen (Bozeman, Mt, Us) on 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.....

Posted by P (Middle Of, Fl) on 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

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

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?

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?


Posted by Cekms (Adelaide, South Australia) on 12/07/2011

Hi Ted / Earth Clinic followers:

I have inflammatory arthritis (neg Rheum factor & neg B-27) which is in remission since I started embrel 5 weeks ago. Before I went on Embrel I took a course of Prednisalone to calm down a CRP of 49. When I came off Pred, my eyes started to become bloodshot. I then went on Embrel about two weeks later and this has not fixed the scleritis which is so bad in my right eye now, I am off work for two weeks with no signs of improvement. They now want me on MTX also.

What could be setting of this scleritis so bad, considering I have had this inflammatory condition for 2 years and never had any issues with my eyes.

Also what could I be doing to improve or stop doing if there are known causes that make scleritis worse?

Physically I am training and eat healthy, I look forward to your reply TED.



Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia ) on 11/06/2011

A good thing to try would be colloidal silver. Here is an article of a vet curing his horse's uveitis using colloidal silver as eye drops. I would think it would work the same in humans.

Posted by Rada1980 (Palatine, Il, Usa) on 11/06/2011


My dauther have UVEITIS so please if you have suggestions please advise. Should I put her on gluten free food ? She doesn't have arthritis, doctors couldn't find nothing wrong in her body. Please help!

Pigmentary Dispersion Syndrome
Posted by Msannanola (New Orleans, La) on 10/31/2011

Need remedy for my brother. He is also having headaches associated with the eye that is having pigmentary dispersion syndrome.

Black Tea Bag
Posted by Tina (Chilliwack, Bc. Canada) on 10/11/2011

I did such a dumb thing- I really did not want to tell the tale, but to prove that black tea bags really work, I'll have to confess. I had 2 itchy eyes from too much computer. I was tired, went to the bathroom and thought I picked up the visine. It was not. A similar bottle with eye glass cleaner, was what I grabbed. I immediately rinsed with water. The more I rinsed the more it hurt. A trip to emerg did not make it better. As the lady in the forum metioned, they gave me antibiotic drops. 10. bucks 1 ml. gr. It did not get better, only worse. Pus, swollen eyelid and pain. I made a cup of strong tea, drank the tea and used the bag on my eye. Now, 15 minutes later, tea is gone and so is the pain and pus. The eyelid opens and no more sticky, yellow stuff, that kept my eye shut. Going to bed now and let you know tomorrow how I feel. Tina

Clogged Eyelid Glands
Posted by Gavin (Manganui, Northland, New Zealand) on 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.

Clogged Eyelid Glands
Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 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...

Clogged Eyelid Glands
Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia ) on 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?

Clogged Eyelid Glands
Posted by Maria (Franfurt, Germany) on 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.


Clogged Eyelid Glands
Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 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!

Clogged Eyelid Glands
Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia ) on 09/28/2011

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

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.

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

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

Clogged Eyelid Glands
Posted by Eva (A'dam, Netherlands) on 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.

Clogged Eyelid Glands
Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 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!

Clogged Eyelid Glands
Posted by Maria (Frankfurt, Germany) on 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.


Clogged Eyelid Glands
Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 09/26/2011

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

Clogged Eyelid Glands
Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 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....

Clogged Eyelid Glands
Posted by Bess (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) on 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

Clogged Eyelid Glands
Posted by Maria (Frankfurt, Germany) on 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.


Clogged Eyelid Glands
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.

Eliminate Dairy
Posted by Jackie (North Wales, Pa) on 09/23/2011
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Eye Makeup Allergy
Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 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 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.

Eye Pterygium
Posted by Patti (Moorestown, Nj) on 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!

Posted by Billie (Roy, Wa.) on 08/17/2011
5 out of 5 stars

For a cold in the eye(s), a sty, pink-eye or minor irratation of the eyes, try using an apple. Simply grate part of an apple (about 1/2), wrap it in a piece of cloth or paper towel. Place it on the eye for approximately 20 minutes. Repeat this process again every 2-4 hrs. Within about 24 hrs. The problem will be gone. We did this for our son when he was about 9 yrs. old and found that having him pretend to be a pirate along with eating part of the apple was the easiest way to get his co-operation. The apple is extremely soothing and works quickly.

Eye Pterygium
Posted by Rebecca (Pittsburgh, Pa) on 07/29/2011

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

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