A Natural Remedy for Dry Eyes That Works A Treat!

by Laura
(Santa Clara, CA)


QUESTION:

I've been suffering from dry eyes for maybe 10 years now (I'm in my 50's). My eyes are fine during the day. Sometimes, when I wake up, I have a horrible, unbelievable pain in one eye. It's high up in the eye, not a result of having my eye open. I've seen a couple of eye doctors and both said it was dry eye. Eye drops are no help at all. They are after-the-fact and don't prevent it even if I use them right before bed. I take EFA's. I've tried hot packs over the eyes and castor oil on my eyelids. I recently started a supplement of bilberry & eyebright. This seems to have lessened the severity of the attacks but not ended them.

Any suggestions and home remedies would be much appreciated.


ANSWER:

Hi Laura, and thank you for your question regarding natural treatments for dry eyes.

The best natural remedy for treating dry eyes is definitely castor oil. But there are a couple of things about this remedy you need to adhere to for it to be effective. Firstly, test this remedy out to begin with by placing a small amount of castor oil on the lower eye lids with a Q-tip then closing your eyes for 20-30 seconds to allow it to seep in. Do this for a week right before bedtime. If no adverse reactions occur and your eyes are feeling moistened then move up to placing two drops of castor oil in the corner of each eye before going to bed. You must make sure the castor oil you use is ONLY high grade pharmaceutical USP castor oil or organic cold pressed castor oil. These are the only types of castor oil that should be used. Here's one of the best brands on the market, however, you can also get USP or A-grade castor oil from most pharmacies, homeopathic or health food stores.

Castor oil helps with just about any eye problem, including glaucoma and cataracts. And don't be scared off by this remedy either. As long as you use high grade castor oil, you'll be fine. I suggest you take the time to read about people who have been helped by this powerful treatment here... Remedy for Dry Eyes. It's worth it!


Hope this helps you Laura.


All the best,


Regards

Troy (Admin)

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Aug 28, 2016
Wet Macular Degeneration
by: Anonymous

Can this oil help with wet macular degeneration?

Aug 30, 2016
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by: Troy (Admin)

You can try either organic castor oil or fresh coconut water for wet macular degeneration... Natural Remedy for Cataracts, Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration. With the castor oil, transfer a small amount to the lower eye lids with a q-tip (don't put directly into eyes) then close your eyes for 20-30 seconds. Do this at night before going to bed. With the coconut water, I recommend you click on the link above and read the article in full for more information on this, along with purchasing Dr Bruce Fife's ground-breaking book on how to heal eye disorders naturally... Stop Vision Loss Now. It's highly informative and worth the read.

Recent Australian and Italian studies also found the humble saffron spice to be valuable in reversing all forms of macular degeneration. You can read the article here for more information on this... Saffron Cures Macular Degeneration.

Hope this helps.

Good luck and all the best to you.

Nov 16, 2016
Castor oil for dry eyes
by: Anonymous

Hello Troy, I had laser eye surgery done around 2 years ago and have been suffering with dry eyes ever since. Would you still recommend the castor oil for me? Also, do you know any other brands that would ship to the UK? Thanks in advance.

Nov 18, 2016
Reply
by: Troy

The castor oil would still be useful, however, you could also look at using coconut water (straight from a fresh coconut). I did an interview with renowned coconut oil expert, Dr Bruce Fife, a couple of years ago... Interview With Dr Bruce Fife and he spoke about the benefits of coconut water for eye health. It would also be a good idea to purchase his informative book on this subject as well... Stop Vision Loss Now.

Not exactly sure where you can buy castor oil from in the UK though. Maybe start with Amazon over there... Amazon.co.uk.

Hope this helps.

All the best!

Dec 01, 2016
Castor oil in UK
by: Anonymous

Hello, would this castor oil be okay to use?.. Pukka Organic Castor Oil.

Dec 02, 2016
Reply
by: Troy

The Pukka brand of castor oil doesn't say if it's hexane free. When you buy your castor oil it must be pure organic, cold pressed, and hexane free. Look into the Foxbrim brand - 100% pure organic castor oil. Start off by placing a small amount of castor oil on the lower eye lids with a Q-tip then close your eyes for around 20 seconds. Do this before bedtime for a week. If no adverse reactions occur and your eyes are moistened then you could move up to the 2 drops in each eye before bedtime, or simply stay with the Q-tip remedy. Don't disregard the fresh coconut water either. It works extremely well.

All the best. :)

Dec 06, 2016
It works!!
by: Anonymous

Thank you so much. I have been using the Foxbrim castor oil you suggested and it really works, although I still wake up with cloudy eyes, but it clears up quite quickly and my eyes don't get as dry as they used to throughout the day. I've also noticed that my night time vision has improved, maybe due to the added moisture. If I want to try the coconut water could I use UFC refresh (coconut water drink)? Thanks for all you do!!

Dec 06, 2016
Reply
by: Troy

Glad the castor oil is helping, and yes it will improve your night vision, and your overall vision in fact. The only downside to the oil is that you can still wake up with cloudy eyes. Unfortunately, this is one of the payoffs. It will lessen over time though. With the coconut water, it absolutely MUST be fresh water from a fresh coconut. Do not use any coconut water drinks, or anything that doesn't come from a fresh coconut. They will not work and could make your eyes worse.

Hope this helps.

All the best!

Jan 04, 2017
Has anyone had any side effects from this dry eye remedy?
by: Anonymous

I had my yearly eye exam today... and before I left, I mentioned to my Dr. about all the reviews I had read on the Internet, regarding the treatment of dry eyes with organic castor oil.

His advice to me was to be cautious with putting castor oil in my eyes because our eyelids already produce some type of oil (I don't remember the medical term he used).

But, he said because of the natural oil that is already in our eyelids, using castor oil could possibly clog up the pores in our eyelids, thus causing an infection.

So having said all that, my question is... has anyone with dry eyes had any severe side effects from this treatment? All the reviews I've read have been mainly positive, but nothing always work perfectly. All answers to my question will be helpful and greatly appreciated.

Ms Skeptical.





Jan 04, 2017
Reply
by: Troy

Castor oil definitely works, but you do need to be careful and ONLY use a good quality, pure, hexane free, organic, cold pressed castor oil. Some people have suffered side effects from this remedy, mainly because THEY USED THE WRONG TYPE OF OIL... Castor Oil for Dry Eyes.

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