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?

Vitreous Detachment
Posted by Kay (Jax, Fl/usa) on 06/13/2011

Thank you Jane and Andrea for your comments! Here's what I have found to be very interesting;

Andrea you mentioned Bill Sardi well I haven't had a chance to look him up, but I did see where you mentioned to look up Degenerative Disk Disease for the eye fix. I also found out I have DDD!

Jane from St. Andrews, thank you for your comments. Yes, my Retina Specialist told me it was good news about the Vitreous Detachment! But ofcourse gave me the warning about the Veil, etc. I did want to mention that the technician asked me alot about Lipitor which I just started taking again in January after not taking it for a couple of years. I googled retina problems with Lipitor and apparently this is common. Now, weighing this out, I started thinking, it could just be a coincidence. Now here's is something else, my sister is diabetic. She was extremely overweight and had the eye problems which come with being diabetic, took lipitor, etc. She had the gastric bypass surgery and lost a tremendous amount of weight. Although still diabetic but taking as much if any drugs as her sugar level dropped with the weight. No more Lipitor. Well her eyes have cleared up. Now ofcourse this could have been related to the diabetes, but now I wonder if the eye's clearing up had to do with her stopping the Lipitor.

I wonder in the medical field if any surveys have been done for patients who are NOT DIABETIC but are on Lipitor and have retina problems. This would be interesting to know.

Does anyone know?


Vitreous Detachment
Posted by Jane (St Andrews, Uk) on 06/11/2011

Kay, in case this is any help to you: three years ago I realised I had suddenly had flashes, like little fireworks going off, in one eye. Knowing this could be a symptom of retinal trouble, I went to an eye hospital where they diagnosed that the vitreous jelly at the back of the eye had detached in all but one place, to the side of the retina, and the flashes were little areas of blood, that would disperse, as would the floaters that appeared at the same time. I had no symptom of retinal detachment, the curtain descending over the vision, and, in time, have simply been left with one permanent floater, unfortunately in the centre of my vision in that eye.

For a long while, it was always at the back of my mind that something further could go wrong. However, I have now been reassured by an eye surgeon that it is a good thing when the vitreous jelly detaches like this (I believe it shrinks with age and if you are lucky you know nothing about this! ) as it means it hasn't caused problems with the retina.

My other eye, separately and later, developed a macular hole when the vitreous jelly there shrank and did pull at the retina. I have recently had an operation to mend that, along with cataract surgery, and, prophylactically, laser repair of the retina, where something called 'lattice' was discovered during the operation. Lattice is where the retina is thin, or has tears, or holes. My surgeon tells me there is now nothing to worry about from that.

I tell you that not to worry you about what can happen, but in case this reassures you about what has happened in your eye, because I now realise how lucky I was that the vitreous jelly in the first eye detached as it did.

Good luck. I hope all is well with you. I know how worrying it can be to have this happen.

I have to say how lucky I am to live in Scotland where I not only get excellent treatment at a teaching hospital but also on the national health. I shudder to think what would happen if I had to pay for every consultation and procedure and, perhaps, every phone call when something happens that I need to ask about. I know some people in the US worry about state control of health, but a national health system is a WONDERFUL thing.

Again, all the best.


Vitreous Detachment
Posted by Andrea C (Cardiff, Wales) on 06/10/2011

Hi google bill sardi and if you can afford it down load his e book how to live to be a hundred with out growing old, hyaluronic acid and the human body. Chapter 7, hyaluronic acid and the eyes. Or look under ailments, type d on the on screen key board look up degenerative disc disease, click on it, to the right of the screen up will come hyaluronic acid. Or being as its such a short thread scroll down till you come to ted's mixture for hyaluronic acid. In it he says to add sea salt but it needs to be celtic sea salt or get himalyan pink salt which is even better in my veiw. You can get either 1 from a health shop or on line. The disc protacol is the same as you need to fix your eye.

Be patient it won't happen over night, but some people with your problem have had good results in 2 to 3 weeks, some a bit longer. Don't use super market sea salt it been bleached white and no minerals in it. Also you must use distilled water. If you read the whole thread other posts will tell you what to do and look for when mixing it and where to buy it. Hope this helps. Love andrea c x x x


Vitreous Detachment
Posted by Kay (Jax, Fl/usa) on 06/09/2011

About 8 years ago, I developed floaters in one of my eyes. When these floaters caused me to see light streaks in a dark room, I knew I had to go to a retina specialist. I had a tear in my retina which was fixed by laser surgery. Never had a problem since in that eye even the small floaters(blood) disappeared after a while.

recently, in my other eye, I got floaters and the flashes of light I a dark room. Went to another eye doc who said I had Vitreous Detachment which is when the gel which is attached to the retina detaches leaving a small hole in the retina which causes the flashes of light. Doc says no cure come back in 6 weeks. If it get worse which means the retina could tear or become detached, call for emergency. The symptoms would be a "veil" or dark shade falls over my eye which bottom line means I am going blind. Has anyone had the Vtreous detachment or have found something which cures or prevents this from happening? Just curious. They all say these things come with age, probably true as I am in my 60's.

Scleritis
Posted by Willie (Orlando, Florida) on 06/06/2011

Hello, hoping someone can offer a remedy. I have been diagnosed with recurring scleritis. (inflamation in the white part of the eye) I am a 41 yr old male. I have had this all my life. It has progressively gotten more frequent in past years. I have been taking 2 200mg of celebrex for two years. The celebrex works and I have no eye problem as long as I take the celebrex. Any suggestions on a natural approach. Celebrex will eventually ruin my liver and kidneys.


Apple Cider Vinegar Formula
Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 06/05/2011

Hi, maybe you would like to tell us a bit more about that book in the book review section? I might be interested in reading it if I know a bit more about it. Thanks!


Apple Cider Vinegar Formula
Posted by Blue Silver (Santa Ana, Ca ) on 06/04/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Special Formula for Eye Drops by Stanley Burroughs from his book The Master Cleanser with Special Needs and Problemas. I recently had film in my eyes, I made the home remedy formula and my eyes cleared up. Based on the book if you take the drops, you should have no dangerous side effects. Many cases of glaucoma, cataracts, spots, film, and growth of varios kinds have completely disappeared. The drops may be applied one at a time to both eyes serveral times daily. Continue use until the condition has cleared up.

FORMULA:

5 Parts (measures) distilled water

2 parts best grade of honey

1 part pure apple cider vinagar

(Sterlin or other good brand)

Mix together and store in a bottle. It need not be referigerated as contents will not spoil. If eyes are in good condition, keep them that way by regular use as no harm can ever come by using it. It has a strong smarting effect for a moment, then the eyes clear and feel very good after each use. The drops have proven to be superior to most commercial drops.

In my opinion, what really does the job here, is ACV, it's a cure all. Good luck!

Black Tea Bag
Posted by Grace (Upland, Ca, Usa) on 05/03/2011

I believe Green Tea will also do the trick or Chamomile Tea. This are the only three I have heard works for problems with eyes and skin around eyes. Again, they are Green Tea, Chamomile Tea or Black Tea bags.


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 04/30/2011

Hi Davy, thanks for all the advice! The Castor Oil I used is cold pressed, bought in a health food shop so I expect it won't have any pesticides. Actually I used two types, same problem. I eat very little sugar, have done that all my life because I don't like sweet stuff. Never tried the Olive Leaf Extract but I have heard about it. Maybe I try to find some the next time I am in the UK or will try in Switzerland. I can't compare my weight with yours as I don't think that you are talking about Kg. I am small as well.

Right now I am taking about 7g of Vit. C (it is impossible to find a scale which accurately measures 1g here, I have one for the kitchen which is not accurate at all although it is from Tefal). My hormones were checked as I am approching the menopause, they were high, no idea what that means. I don't know what the Mycoplasma is and I would have to see in my papers if anemia was checked. There used to be a naturopath here in the region but he has moved out, now it is more difficult to get things checked through a normal doctor therefore I don't have a GP anymore, although it is covered by our (very expensive) health insurance (here everybody has to have an insurance, it is not like in the USA).


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Davy (Seattle, Usa) on 04/29/2011

Hi Franciso,

I also tried MD, ND chinese doctors, acupuncuture, energy work, the rife machine, etc.. I spent a quick twelve thousand dollars, even with medical insurance, but no resolve. Until recently finally. To clarify the amount of vitamin C. I'm small I weight about 105 so my dose is low. I began with 15000 mg, divided up throughout the day. I took 5000 mg in the morning 5000 mg at 1:00pm and then another 5000 mg at bedtime. Then I tapered these amount down to where is more comfortable. I also start taking a teaspoon of Olive Leaf Extract three times a day. And eventually tapered down to two teaspoons a day. The only thing I put in my eyes is ORGANIC castor oil (no pesticides cold pressed)so in the evening when eyes would become dry I would used one drop of organic castor oil in each eye. Keep it by your bedside.

I found relief when I first had the onset of these symptoms a few years ago by using the popular Healing Ointment advanced therapy for dry skin. It comes in a white jar with a dark blue navy lid It is called A----r. I used this while my research continued, because I wanted to go to the source of the problem, so it doesn't go deeper into the body and manifest in another way. Couple more things to consider: Eliminate sugar because it causes more dryness and itching, revaluate how you feel in two week of being sugar free. Go with organic and all natural with everything you use. Detergents( I use borax) shampoos, conditioners soaps, even makeup. Have your blood checked for mycoplasma, anemia and hormones. Request a food allergy test.


Eliminate Sugar
Posted by Scott (Qld, Australia) on 04/28/2011
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I too get red eyes and puffiness from too much sugar. It also makes be feel a little groggy and lethargic for most of the next day. Also to much starchy food seems to have similar but milder effect. Have had blood tests and not diabetes. If I eat lots of vegetables/fruit and everything else in moderation all is well.


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 04/18/2011

Hi Lisa, thanks for the suggestion. I tried Chinese medicine a few times for my allergies and it worked very well, the only problem is that the Chinese shops in the UK (we have none that I know of here in France) have been in the news a number of times in a very negative way so I don't dare to go there anymore. They are all over the place but if you try them there is something about them that is not quite right. I went to a few different ones but they always operate in the same way, there is a male "doctor" who never speaks English and who writes down a lot of notes in Chinese, a young lady who translates, then they suggest you buy very expensive supplements, if you say you find them far too expensive they try to sell you something else or give you a discount.... Everything is hidden away somewhere because, I believe they are only allowed to sell herbs.... it is all quite fishy and as people have had their kidneys damaged because of their supplements I won't try anything again although I believe that it is a great way to treat yourself! Too bad.......


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Lisa (Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa) on 04/17/2011

Hi Francisca, Have you ever considered Traditional Chinese Medicine? Unlike western medicine which isolates body parts and treats them, there is an underlying cause that TCM identifies and then treats. Most likely, all your seemingly separate symptoms are related through your organ function. Hope this helps.


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 04/17/2011

I have the same symptoms, dry eyes and very dry skin. My eyes feel drier during the night and then I also have a dry mouth (inside, not around). Did you take 5000mg of Vit. C divided by three or 15000mg in total a day? I was taking 4000mg, now tried 5000mg but it is not the first time that I start to have problems with my gums and my lips start feeling sore and dry. I don't really have any mold in my house.

The type of soap you talk about doesn't exist here but did you put the olive oil inside your eyes? I tried castor oil as someone advised here but my eyes got very swollen and looking funny. When they got better I tried again with another type of cold pressed Castor oil and the same thing happened. Some people advised here the use of Manuka Honey but I have to confess that I don't really have the courage to try anything in the eyes anymore.


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Davy (Seattle, Washington) on 04/17/2011
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I've seen so many doctors and after four years of suffering from severe scratchy, red bloodshot dry eyes, dry mouth, and intense itchy skin I was at my wits end. My dry eye problem was worse at night, my skin always felt a creepy crawly feeling, if I ate any processed sugar at all it only made the symptoms unbearable.

The symptoms were alleviated by taking 5000 mg vitamin C three times a day and 1 tsp Olive Leaf Extract twice daily. This very first dose of vitamin C I took was 6000mg it literally stopped the itching in its tracks, within the hour! I continued taking the Vitamin C and Olive Leaf Extract and in a few days my dry eyes were getting better and finally my dry eye problem was cured no more dry eyes! There is a couple of other things I did when my dry eyes was on the way to healing. I began to take a shower with laundry Borax detergent soap. I used organic virgin coconut oil in my mouth and around and in my eyes which helped . I also began the alkalizing three times a day. I believe my dry eyes, dry mouth and itchy skin problems is directly related to living in house that had mold/mildew problem quite a few year back. The individuals that resided there at that time were now also suffering from auto-immune types of symptoms, migraines, tiredness, and hair loss. Now they are going to try my method to get well.

I believe I had mycoplasma (fungus) the doctors rarely if ever test you for this. I suffered from this for about a long time! I think this fungus was overtaking my system and my body was losing the battle which increased my symptoms until I finally figured out what was going on. I think to put the pieces of the puzzle together finally find a cure has given me huge sense of relief and peace. My only concern is what are the long term effects of having something like this for a few years or if there any long terms effects? I hope this information will help other people who are suffering from the same symptoms that I was.


Coconut Oil
Posted by Frances (Edinburgh, Scotland) on 01/19/2011

Did you have lines/wrinkles under your eyes before you started using the Coconut oil? May I ask what age you are?


Clogged Eyelid Glands
Posted by Plexguard (Brooklyn, Ny) on 12/27/2010

My father 74 years old has clogged eye ducts. The doctor says he need surgery. Is there anything he can do?


Eliminate Sugar
Posted by Nico (Ny, Ny) on 12/11/2010

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.

Swollen Cornea
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 11/16/2010

Try "eye formula" from a health food store. (the one with a bit of cayenne in it). We use it topically, one drop in an "eye bath" full of warm water. It took down eyeball swelling in two days.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Coregon (Medford, Or) on 09/27/2010

To Pookie regarding using cottonballs with ACV on eyes:
I think when Angie said to brush the cottonball over the eye.. She meant to say brush it over the EYELID, (not brush it directly on the eyeball), because she did say that it helps to "lift your eyelids a bit".. I took that to mean that you should open your eyes slightly so a little ACV gets in. Note: It really helps all readers if the suggestions are very specific, so there is no doubt what you meant.


Castor Oil
Posted by Mary (Mukilteo, Wa) on 05/21/2010
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Under eye bags - putting castor oil on the eye bags was suggested. Almost immediately they raised up and look like 2 bananas. No pain. What does this indicate? Any ideas what this tells me what is needed to do? Thank you.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Pookie (Berwyn, Il) on 05/14/2010

I too get floaters, but the thought of putting a cotton ball in my eye sounds dreadful! Won't pieces of the cotton ball get in the eyes? I might try an eye cup instead.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 01/15/2010

Hi, I also suffer from floaters, how much water and how much vinegar did you use? I can hardly believe this helps but I am willing to try!


Mother's Milk
Posted by Lafe (Douglas, Arizona) on 08/26/2009
5 out of 5 stars

eyes: I suffered from welder burn several times before I found the ultimate unbelievable remedy.

I tried everything from aloe vera, potato juice, eyebright, nothing gave instant relief except for one thing, NURSING MOTHERS MILK! I was dying in severe pain one night from welder burn, my eyes felt like they were full of sand and on fire. My wife said that she had used her breast milk in her babies eyes all the time and that I should try it,"What could it hurt?," she said. I put a few drops in my eyes and I was dumbfounded! Instant cure! Within minutes the pain ceased and the swelling and red eye was gone and I was sleeping soundly. I would have never believed it had I not tried it on myself. Since then several family members have tried it and they swear by it! (not my wife's, of course) So if you're dying in pain give it a shot as strange as it sounds and you will be amazed.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Zozo9 (Miami Beach, Florida, USA) on 08/15/2009
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I have trouble with one of my contacts and what happens is it floats around my eye, so at nighttime when I am ready to take it out, I have to find it. Consequently, I have pinched my eyeball several times thinking I had it.. The next morning I woke up with a nasty eye infection and like others here, it felt like I had a piece of sand in my eye. So, I found this website and tried what one of your other patients said to do... I mixed a half a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a shot glass and filled the rest up with filtered water. Then I put it up to my eye and did a quick rinse. Yes, it burned a little and my head felt like I had a headache for a couple of hours. I took some aspirin and I laid down for about an hour. My head swell cleared up and by about 4 hours later, I could tell my eye was well on it's way back to being normal. Of course the next day, it was. Thank you so much for this website! It saved me a lot of money for the doctor!


Aloe Vera
Posted by Patricia (Austin, Texas) on 07/01/2009
5 out of 5 stars

4 oz of Aloe Vera juice quickly helped my eye. I recently had a bad looking popped blood vessel in my eye. I read that it generally takes about 2 weeks to go away/heal. I immediately started taking 4 oz a day and it completely cleared up in 3 days. I have continued to take it because it has done wonders for my skin, has given me more energy,I am now back to having regular bowel movements.

Honey
Posted by Kedest (Washington, DC) on 05/23/2009

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


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Marty (Nashville, Tennessee -- Music City, USA) on 04/21/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I use organic apple cider vinegar for several things, and have noticed that the whites of my eyes do not appear blood shot anymore. They look white, white and crystal clear. Since I have severe allergies, this is a wonderful benefit from the ACV! Organic apple cider vinegar is simply awesome.


Black Tea Bag
Posted by Marcia (Norfolk, VA) on 04/14/2009

Does it have to be a black tea bag. Will any tea bag, like Green Tea?


Flax Seed Oil
Posted by Patti (Muscatine, Iowa) on 11/18/2008
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Sophie (Portland, Oregon) on 11/06/2008
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My dry burning red eyes cured

This is story is an interesting one I'm a 15 year vegetarian I thought maybe I had a deficiency. I had itching dry burning eyes with a prominent swollen blood vessel in one of my eye this had been going on for six months. I was prescribed Restatis and Genteal lubricants, which aggravated my eyes. The next suggestion from my doctor was to plug my tear ducts which seemed extreme to me. So I began to try oil pulling and black tea bags remedy with a temporary decrease in my burning red dry eyes. Next I began taking 800 IU of both E & A with a slight change. I then added 2000 Mg of each cold pressed Flax Seed Oil and Oil of Evening Primrose plus and I begain taking product called, ( 2 capsules )Super Vision Eye Formula dietary supplement from Trader Joe's and within the first three days I noticed a remarkable shift taking place by the second week my red eyes were now pure white and the swollen blood vessel was no longer visible I was cured no more dry, burning, red itching eyes, I believe it might be the Bilberry in Super Vision is an amazing and awesome product. Anyhow this cured my problem and it might work for you too.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Angie (American Fork, UT) on 10/03/2008
5 out of 5 stars

If you have the little black floaties in your eyes, get ACV, mix with water and dip a cotton ball in it and wash your eyes out with it. Just brush it over your eyes in a few days they will be gone. As you brush your eyes lift your eye lids a little bit. It will sting a little but it works. Every morning and night or as often as you feel is right for you.

Flax Seeds and Aloe Vera Juice
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.



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