Top Natural Remedies for Dry Eyes - Internal and External Applications

| Modified on Nov 20, 2022
Castor Oil
Posted by Island girl (GC) on 05/17/2022

I have had very dry eyes for the past couple of months. Also, have cataracts. Recently went to a doctor who has asked me to use Systane Ultra and Ocumed Plus eye drops during the day and VIscoear gel at night for dry eyes. Used them for a couple of days. Then I started using organic castor oil 1 drop in each eye 10 days ago. I read someone comment somewhere that we should not use pharmacy drops and castor oil drops on the same day (even with many hours gap), so stopped using the Obama drops and gel. But my eyes are quite dry and don't know whether castor oil is helping with the cataract or not.

Just curious, has anyone used pharmacy drops during the day and castor oil at night? Is it ok to put all these in the eyes on the same day with a few hours gap? I can skip the Visco tear gel.

TMG, Vitamin A +
Posted by mastershay (Albuquerque, NM) on 03/29/2022
5 out of 5 stars

The following keeps my eyes feeling good after having been dry for 10+ years:

TMG (Trimethyl glycine)
Sinus rinse with three drops of emulsified vitamin A (along with the salt and baking soda)
Dextrose (no other form of sugar)
Castile soap, fragrance-free for shampoo and everything (regular soaps irritate my eyes)

The following make my eyes feel worse:

Straight Sugar and foods with it (all other forms other than dextrose... however, a certain clear soda would temporarily make my eyes better)
Diets too low in starchy foods, such as G.A.P.S. (starches are needed to convert to glucose)


Baking Soda
Posted by mmsg (somewhere, europe) on 03/21/2022
5 out of 5 stars

Yes, Rob, I can attest to the efficacy of the baking-soda-in-water eye wash. It helps for itchy eyes, red eyes and probably for some other eye woes.


Baking Soda
Posted by Rob (Cape Hatteraas, NC) on 03/20/2022
5 out of 5 stars

I have redness in the corner of my left eye. I have had it over a year. My eye also produces and lot of sand and grit. My left eye always feels tired even after just waking up I read about adding 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda to an 4 ounce glass of water and splashing it in my eye and drinking it. After doing this, almost immediately, my eye felt better! Can't recommend it enough:)

Castor Oil
Posted by Vaxine (Bainbridge, Ny) on 03/12/2022
5 out of 5 stars

I have dry eyes. Lately my eyes were worse and with cold weather didn't help. Went to the eye Dr. due to the furnaces running more because of really cold weather. I tried cold pressed castor oil without hexane. One drop in each eye at night. Couldn't believe it! Two days later and ever since unbelievable great results. Will always use it. Hope this can help someone. else.


Flax Seed Oil
Posted by Tina (Seattle, Washington ) on 02/15/2022
5 out of 5 stars

Flaxseed oil is amazing for dry mouth & dry eyes - I noticed a difference within just a few days - I highly recommend this remedy if you are suffering from these issues like I was.


L-Carnosine
Posted by HISJEWEL (New York) on 02/09/2022
5 out of 5 stars

L-Carnosine for Dry Eyes

Ted was right on point with the L Carnosine for dry eyes. L-Carnosine or Carnosine is expensive, but it works hilariously. I used 1000mg a day (two capsules) the first 2 weeks then went down to 500mgs a day because of the cost, my eyes are still loving it. I no longer have to rub castor oil on my eyelids at night. May the cures continue to be revealed.

HisJewel

Castor Oil
Posted by AngeleAlAahna (Florida) on 07/27/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I felt instant relief, back to normal. I feel I don't even have eyeballs.


Olive Oil
Posted by Naraya (Uk Essex ) on 07/07/2021

Yes, I found that using castor oil in the eyes made mine swell too,so I have stopped it. I haven't tried the olive oil (I do use it for any problems with ears) but having problems with my eyes right now so will give it a go - thanks👍


Maqui Berry Extract
Posted by Liz (OH) on 03/16/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Maqui Berry supplements worked for me! I have suffered from dry eyes for two years. The condition is worse in my right eye for some reason, and also worse in the middle of the night. I had been waking up and reapplying eye drops and ointments several times each night. I read from another testimonial that Maqui Berry supplements increase tear production, and wow!!! I recommend giving it a try. I'm now seldom need eye drops and don't wake up with gritty eyes.


Vitamin B12
Posted by Mia (Lyngby) on 02/11/2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M23E30mqG0Y&ab_channel=ChrisSavage

This guy seems honest and genuine! He recommends DMSO.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XEt0n6LPrk&ab_channel=Clintclinton

Dr. Stanley Jacob recommended it for a wide range of health conditions.


Maqui Berry Extract
Posted by Devine (Seattle) on 11/13/2019
5 out of 5 stars

Scientists in Japan, found that maqui berry extract help dry eyes, the did a small study of 13 people that took maqui berry extract one capsule a day ( 30-60 mg) for thirty days. The concentrated maqui berry extract each day increased tear production by roughly 50%. Apparently, MBE restores tear secretion capacity. Dry eyes can be caused from several things: allergies, menopause - hormone Imbalance , thyroid issues, and if the hyroid is not working right then might need iodine which is important to secretory glands.. Food allergies especially gluten, dairy and sugar can cause issues, Inflammation in the body can be caused from unhealthy diet, dehydration, lack of sleep, and smoking. Any good eye vitamin supplement vitamin is beneficial and I read that CQ10 is important and of course the Omega oils.


Inversion
Posted by Iowamom (NY) on 08/09/2019
5 out of 5 stars

My dry eyes are feeling so much better of late. As my vegetable garden is coming in, I decided to take Dr. Wahls' advice, which is to get my nutrients from food. I have stopped taking supplements completely. Without a lot of experimenting, I have no way of knowing which pill was causing the extreme dryness, but if I ever resume supplements, I will start them slowly and more thoughtfully. I also wanted to add that my eyes always have felt great when I'm gardening, and I think it is because I bend over quite a lot. I can see how Sasha (April 28, 2019) below got her eye relief from an inversion table.


Inversion
Posted by Sasha (Santa Barbara) on 04/28/2019
5 out of 5 stars

I had dry eye for years, my MD ran thyroid and hormone test, all normal. I saw 4 different eye doctors did what they suggested, I even got the blue light blocking eyeglasses, to stop eye strain I took drops and tried everything … castor oil, didn't help me. I also stopped gluten and sugar. One day my chiropractor suggested a inversion table for my back so I got one and use it daily for 12 minutes a day. Within one week my dry eye problem disappeared.( inversion tables are NOT recommended for people that have high pressure/glaucoma in their eyes)

Anyhow at that same time I started the inversion table, I had also started adding two to three teaspoons of Lecithin Granules, to my smoothies I noticed that it made the whites of my eyes super white and clear. So, perhaps it is the combination of the two that worked.

Castor Oil
Posted by Charity (faithville, Us) on 12/29/2020

The stress hormone cortisol drains the body and body stops bile production under stress. See:

Causes of Dry Eyes Explained by Dr. Berg - YouTube

He says there's no bile to absorb vitamin A for eye health. I take ox bile most days.

Castor oil is amazing and I use it myself in most crisis situations I encounter....


Castor Oil
Posted by MissM (NY) on 12/28/2020

You should try taking hyaluronic acid. See if this can help you. Most people apply HA as serum to skin, but it's actually very helpful internally.


Castor Oil
Posted by Mary (Utica, New York) on 12/28/2020
5 out of 5 stars

I have severe dry eyes. The reason is Meiboamoan Glands are not only NOT working, many are atrophied. Dead! So believe me when I say I have tried everything.

One thing has helped tremendously. Castor oil, at night. My condition is very bad. Here's what I do:

  • First I put castor oil on my lids and around the eye area.
  • Then I put a generous amount in my eyes.
  • I top this treatment with a plastic wrap (mask) on top of my eyes and upper face.

So much better, cheaper and comfortable than moisture googles. The plastic wrap stays on all night. Most of the castor oil is absorbed in the skin. In the morning, I use the hot washcloth method on my eyes and use my xiidra drops.

If it hurts bad enough you will try this, and will be happy you did! I promise.

Cyclosporine
Posted by Idot13 (Co. Dublin) on 10/07/2020

Try garlic and salt. Just put a slice of garlic in boiling water. When cool, just an ounce, and let it soak for a while then add a tiny pinch of salt to it.

If you have no other way of using it ,put it in a little plastics bottle and bathe the eye in it. After a while it should work.


Cyclosporine
Posted by Enzo (Fl) on 10/06/2020 5 posts
5 out of 5 stars

I suffer with chronic dry eye syndrome and was told I had to use restasis. Unfortunately I couldn't afford the price tag of nearly $600 per 3ml bottle. I found the generic form in India called cyclosporine (same ingredients as Restasis) for $10. It's sold on reliableRX

Maqui Berry Extract
Posted by Art (California) on 10/06/2020 1455 posts

Hi Viola,

Can you say exactly how you used the Macqui Berry Extract as there is extract powder, extract oil and there are capsules specifically mentioned for dry eyes? Thank you!

Art


Maqui Berry Extract
Posted by Viola (Sparks, Nv) on 10/06/2020
5 out of 5 stars

I don't see anyone talking about this yet.

After 20 years of post-lasik dry eyes and trying many remedies, none of which provided satisfactory results and most of which were a real nuisance, I tried Maqui berry extract and experienced same day and ongoing relief with just one dose in the morning.

The second day I happened to yawn and actually produced tears.

This is nothing less than miraculous for me. I highly recommend you check it out.

Castor Oil
Posted by Beth (Palmyra, Nj) on 09/15/2020
5 out of 5 stars

I was experiencing stinging eye pain and also flashes of jolting pain in my temples and other head areas. I was diagnosed with dry eye and told to purchase a Pharma product for eye lubrication. Instead I used a very small drop of organic unrefined castor oil in each eye inside the bottom lid at night and again in the morning. All symptoms disappeared after the first dose. I continue to use this routine with 100% success.


Castor Oil
Posted by Beth (Palmyra, Nj) on 09/14/2020
5 out of 5 stars

I was experiencing stinging eye pain and also flashes of jolting pain in my temples and other head areas. I was diagnosed with dry eye and told to purchase a Pharma product for eye lubrication. Instead I used a very small drop of organic unrefined castor oil in each eye inside the bottom lid at night and again in the morning. All symptoms disappeared after the first dose. I continue to use this routine with 100% success.



NEXT