Taking 1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil cured my dry eyes. I used to wake up in the morning feeling like they were ripping. I relied on Muro 128 ointment every night to prevent that searing pain & I was afraid if I forgot it. Since taking 1 tablespoon a day of flaxseed oil, my eyes are not dry at all - they never feel like they are ripping when I wake up in the morning. They don't even hurt when I put on eye makeup like mascara. I don't know if these incredible results would continue if I stopped taking flaxseed oil, but I never plan to stop. If you have dry eyes, it could be the solution for you! This is a very interesting study to read about: BROOKLINE, U.S.A. — Dry eye treated orally with flaxseed oil has a high success rate, according to a 3-year follow-up of 200 patients. “We found that 85% had total relief of their symptoms at the 2-month check,” said investigator Carol F. Boerner, MD, an ophthalmologist in private solo practice here. “These patients, including my mother, commonly reported that the burning and stinging of their dry eyes went away in about 2 weeks. The results lasted as long as the treatment was continued.” Patients also reported that “dry skin symptoms, such as cracked cuticles; flaky elbows, legs and feet; and itchy backs were alleviated.”
Help for Graves Disease Eye Trouble
I have had Graves disease for a couple of years. I have not had a lot of trouble with eye protrusion, but I have suffered several severe struggles with dry, crusty, scratchy, painful eyes. The first round was helped by antithyroid meds. But for the last bout I was no longer on meds. I found that flaxseed oil was very helpful. I have been taking it for a few months now, 1 tablespoon with breakfast, another with supper (on some food). There seems to be a fairly predictable correlation between when my flaxseed oil habit gets interrupted and the return of eye symptoms (which reminds me to get back to the oil).
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.