Red Eye Remedies
As an aftermath of a cold, I have red eyes. Have used the honey/water drops, also colloidal silver dilution in my eyes. My right eye is redder than the left. On one of Dr. Oz's shows, he mentioned red eyes could be a sign of inflammation. Could anyone advise me what to take to correct this? I took elderberry, colloidal silver and a first responder that has garlic in it for the cold. I'm taking coral calcium and baking soda to build up my ph. Thanks for any suggestions.
(Hope Bc Canada)
Shadel from Nebraska -- brew a nice cup of chamomile tea, let it steep and taking a washcloth, soak it and place on your eyes. It is very pleasant and soothing. This is used widely in Europe. After fifteen minutes or so, dab your eye dry and you will feel the benefit of this simple treatment. Om
I have been suffering from a nasty flu for the past three weeks and in the last week conjunctivitis moving backwards and forwards between my eyes in two to three day stints. (Read up here on conjunctivitis). I am nebulising colloidal silver which is getting rid of the cough but did not want it in my eyes. I have had success swabbing each eye with separate new cotton balls with boiled up olive leaves from my own tree (let it cool first) and taking commercial olive leaf extract - a teaspoon every few hours. You need to wash everything (sheets and glasses) as well to stop the cross infection. It seems the flu virus has caused the eye inflammation (and possibly the recent heat wave). If you have allergies, which I also get, it is all over within the day. With this it just gets worse with morning glue eye unless you get rid of the virus. I tried all the usual remedies on Earth Clinic but I think it is a matter of getting the right remedy for the right virus so try a few things. Good luck with it.
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.
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.
Strabismus Accomodative Esotropia
Does anyone have any info or remedies to combat Strabismus (accomodative esotropia) in babies? Any input is greatly appreciated.
Hi, I noticed my son's strabismus at 3 months before that I thought I'd imagined it. Went to specialist who confirmed and recommended surgery to control. I declined and instead used eye muscle training. I held toys he liked close to his face and would slowly move them back away. I did this daily for about a half hour to train the eye muscles. Long story short, you cannot tell he has strabismus and he's 25.
If the strabismus is fully accommodative then simply wearing a full spectacle prescription will straighten the eyes.
Swollen Eyeball Remedies
A friend in his early 40's has been having problems with swollen eyeballs. He says it's not a thyroid issue. First, only one eyeball was bothering him. The eyeball isn't protruding, but you could tell that one eyeball was slightly larger than the other. He says it feels tender, sore, and could feel pressure in the eye. It's been that way approximately 2 years that I know of. Now, he's starting to experience similar symptoms in the other eye. Both eyes water/tear occassionally (one at a time, but not both at the same time) for apparently no reason. He doesn't have money for doctor's visits, prescriptions, testing, etc. So he seems to just suffer through. I know he has diabetes, high BP, and cholesterol issues he takes meds for. I'm not sure exactly what he takes, and I also know he has year-long allergies (clearing throat, runny/stuffy nose, etc. ) Any ideas what could be causing the swollen eyeballs or what he can do for relief?
Hi! Charcoal would be an inexpensive thing to try for this. I do not know the cause but could guess it is a side effect of medication or reaction to something. Whatever it is, it is inflammation of some sort and charcoal is very helpful for that. He should get some activated charcoal powder at the health food store and some ground flax seed. Mix equal parts of both in a cup. (Careful as it is poofy and can be messy. ) Then add water and stir until you get a thin jelly like consistency. Spread this onto a paper towel (You can make several at once. ) Fold towel over. Cover the closed eye with the poultice. Cover with plastic wrap to keep charcoal moist. Cover with a bandana to hold it on. This could be done for an hour twice a day, or overnight. (The plastic wrap won't be needed for the one hour poultice.) I would give this treatment at least 2 weeks before deciding it doesn't work.
Since Apple Cider Vinegar is inexpensive and helps many things, it would be worth it for him to try it. 1 t. Raw apple cider vinegar in 8 oz. of water twice a day, increasing over a couple of weeks to 1 T. In 8 oz. Twice a day. This ought to be done for at least a month to see what it does.
Improving nutrition helps with most health issues. Less sugar, processed food, fast food, no artificial sweeteners or MSG. More fruits and veggies. Less caffeine.
Let us know how your friend is doing.
~Mama to Many~
According to Google, swollen eyeballs could be one other symptom of pollen allergies, or his own type of allergies that has progressed to his eye/ eyes. Ice compress over the eye x 15 minutes at a time so many times during the day could help and also taking his anti allergy meds regularly. In addition, try to rest up the eyes whenever he could and try not to strain it.
(Tauranga, New Zealand, New Zealand)
It was only the other day that I posted a comment about how I had been suffering the allergies of sneezing/watery and itchy eyes and so much that the eyes (mainly one) became swollen and very red. After taking MSM for another reason, by the next day, all those symptoms had disappeared! I firmly believe the MSM was responsible for clearing this up. I could almost handle the sneezing but the itchy watery eyes was another story. Still, if your friend is diabetic and on all types of medication, then chances are, he's having side effects from those so it could be a difficult one to fix. But worth a try if you can get hold of some. Good luck.
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!
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.
My 12 year old son also has Idiopathic Uveitis (no cause found). I'm currently in search for a natural remedy as he still gets flares even while on medications. He's had cataract surgery in both his eyes, wears bifocals, and has a strong eyeglass prescription. If you find anything that may help please reach out to me.
List of his medications:
Humira injection 40mg biweekly ( he's very tired of being poked)
Methotrexate 10mg weekly
Eye drops: Alphagan 3x daily, Prednisolone 2x daily, Vyzulta 1x, Cosopt 2x daily, and one more I don't remember the name of it right now.
Vitamin C Complex for spasmodic eye blinking (Blepharospasm)
I had a continually worsening eye irritation in both eyes for about 2wks. Once it progressed to continual blinking (I believe it's called blepharospasm), interference with my vision, and waking up with my eyes caked with goop, I decided to search earthclinic for a remedy. I decided on trying holy basil in my eyes, as shared by Sabiba from Morocco, for conjunctivitis.
I made a tea with dry loose-leaf Holy Basil tea (Tulsi tea) and dripped it into my eyes. It stung at first, but it did bring quick relief after the initial sting. But it did not heal my eyes.
I then began to take 1000 mg doses of powdered Vitamin C with vitamins and minerals added (including calcium and magnesium but not a significant amount). By the 2nd day, I knew the C was healing my eyes and the blinking had almost completely discontinued. My eyesight has cleared up as well. I will continue the vit C for a few more days, maybe 5. I'm thankful that God guided me to using the Vitamin C because the only other thing that has helped this in the past has been a trip to my homeopathic dr and taking their remedies. This has saved me about $150.
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.
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
(St Andrews, Uk)
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.
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?
hi x glad 2 have been a bit in the right direction! Keep your self hydrated. If u drink tap water, boil firs let it cool down. Vit c is also good in mega doses. Look under supllements, vit c and read the whole thread and click on the links so u no exactally what to do and how 2 do it properly. But look up hayluronic acid to but take anything your body's not used too in small doses as not 2 shock it work up slowly! Love andrea x x x
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)
Kay, I had a similar problem in my left eye last summer. I am 53 years old. All of a sudden I started to see a lot more floaters than normal and light flashes. I went to a very good eye hospital in Switzerland and they said that it was healing itself so there was nothing they could do. If it got worse and a courtain came over my vision I was supposed to go there right away. It is not nice to live waiting for it to happen and sometimes I do see flashes in the dark but well, I don't think they can do much more than wait and see..... I know of someone here in France who has had laser treatment but you never know whether it was the exact same problem. I wish I knew what I could do to prevent it from getting worse. I am very myopic and that doesn't help! I always knew that this could come but I didn't expect it so early in life! All the best...
Watery Eyes Remedies
My eyes water 24/7, I'm not allergic to anything, and I don't wear mascara. This has been going on for just under 2 years and I'm constantly having to dry and touch my eyes. I have been to the doctors and hospital but they can't seem to find a problem. I will try anything!
Eyes watering all the time for two years would be very irritating! If I were dealing with this and had no idea the cause, I would try one or more of the following:
Charcoal "tea" - Make an activated charcoal tea. Mix 1 teaspoon activated charcoal powder into 4 ounces of water. Let sit a few minutes. Strain out the charcoal through a coffee filter. The remaining water is your charcoal "tea." Put two drops of this into each eye twice a day. Charcoal has successfully treated many eye problems, even ones that have been told were "incurable." This is very safe and inexpensive. Charcoal water has a shelf life of many months.
The herb "eyebright" was given its name because people in the past knew if was good for eye problems. You can make a "tea" of this and put some drops into your eyes a couple of times a day. This could be done in conjunction with the charcoal tea, but perhaps try one for a week or two and then try the other. Eyebright tea would be good for 2-3 days if kept in the refrigerator. You may be able to find an eye bright tincture at a health food store and could follow directions on the label, instead of the eyebright tea.
Raw Unpasteurized apple cider vinegar - 1 teaspoon in a glass of water twice a day. Work up to 1 tablespoon. Because this helps to balance so many things in the body, I am hopeful that it would balance out the situation with your eyes.
Please keep us posted on your progress!
~Mama to Many~
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
Hello Lucinda from Leeds,
Re your watering eyes...
I fought this for years and in my case is caused when I eat acidic foods; tomato products, drinking coffee (either caffeinated or non caffeinated are very acidic.) I spent a ton of money on every kind of eye drop.
To apply as a topical help, I find this to be VERY good; a half teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water. I dab on closed eyelids and in a moment wipe clean and then reapply. In my case the acidic condition produces a thin film on the lids so I clean them first. The second coating will go toward neutralizing acidic eyes. Then, I drink the left over glass of alkalized water.
I also find a pH neutralizer is a wonder worker. I use a product called .... pH Balance. It has a large quantity of enzymes.
Using those issues; modifying diet, and use of those two alkalizing formulas has cut my watering eyes down to almost nothing.
My eyes tend to get burning and dry. For a long time I thought it was an acidic condition. I have found taking 500 mg of vitamin C normalizes them. Since I take cal-mag, this could set up a too alkaline condition in me. Like heartburn, it was difficult to tell if it has alkaline or acidic origin.
Outside of skin conditions, I don't like solutions which involves outside surface treatment since it is not getting to the root of the problem. There are many possible conditions associated with tearing eyes also.
My mother's eyes rained like she was crying especially when she was outdoors. One would think it was an allergy. When my mother complained of her watering eyes to her doctor, he said her eyes watered because she had dry eyes.
Dry eyes? Castor oil applied at night on each eyelid not only helps me sleep, it's thoroughly moisturising and soothing, when I remember to apply it I always wake so refreshed :)