Coconut Water for Treating Cataracts. Does it Work?


I'm in my 70s and I have cataracts. I don't want to undergo surgery to remove them. I've read many articles that indicate using extra virgin organic coconut oil or preferably coconut water, as eye drops, to ultimately remove cataracts. What do you think? Safe? Potentially effective?

Thanks in advance for your response.


Hello, and thank you for your question regarding using coconut oil or water for treating cataracts.

Firstly, from all reports, this method seems to work, although we have not seen it first hand. Using extra virgin coconut oil (must be organic) or fresh coconut water makes sense as cataracts are primarily caused by oxidation, and coconut oil and coconut water both contain powerful pro-oxidants (antioxidants).

The only problem I see (pardon the pun) with the oil is putting it in the eyes will make your eyesight blurry, although if you have cataracts your eyesight is probably already blurry anyway. Doing this before bedtime would be the most logical.

With the coconut water, you should only ever use FRESH coconut water from a young coconut, so you would need to have access to these. Water from an unopened coconut is free from bacteria and pathogens. To apply, use an eye dropper and place several drops in each eye twice daily. For the oil, smear enough in each eye to sufficiently cover the lens.

You can read more about coconut water for treating cataracts in this article here... Coconut Water for Cataracts.

And for more info on treating cataracts naturally, have a read of this Q&A I recently did on the subject... Natural Remedy for Cataracts.

Hope this helps.

Good luck and all the best!


Troy (Admin)

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Aug 03, 2016
Coconut water - How long to use for cataracts?
by: Stan

How long does it usually take before the coconut water is effective for cataracts?

Aug 10, 2016
by: Troy

Not sure Stan. We haven't heard from anyone who's used this remedy for treating cataracts. However, you would definitely expect to see good improvement within the first 4-6 weeks. Coconut oil expert Dr Bruce Fife is a strong advocate of using coconut water for treating and curing cataracts (this guy definitely knows what he's talking about when it comes to the healing power of coconuts!) This article is very interesting and worth reading... Coconut water for health and healing.

All the best.

Feb 14, 2017
Works for floaters
by: Famous Jane

I read about coconut water being good for removing cataracts and thought I would try it since I am bothered with horrible floaters.

I tried it last night before bed. A few drops in each eye and a warm cloth over my eyes for ten minutes and went to bed. This morning I was shocked to see the world in a new light! The floaters are about 50% gone. I plan on doing it again tonight. If it never got better than it is now I wouldn't complain, but I am hoping for more improvement. Thanks!

Feb 16, 2017
by: Troy (Admin)

Nice one Famous Jane. Glad it helped! :)

Mar 14, 2017
Coconut Water & Cataracts, Floaters
by: Susan

JANE... what kind of coconut water did you use to improve your eye floaters?

I have some fear of using coconut water to improve and/or potentially cure my left eye cataract. Anyone know of any adverse reactions?

Mar 16, 2017
by: Troy

As long as you use coconut water from a fresh coconut Susan, there is no harm. Fresh coconut water is 100% safe. Just make sure that the coconuts you buy have been refrigerated for export. I recommend you read Dr Bruce Fife's terrific book, Stop Vision Loss Now, for more information on this remedy... Stop Vision Loss Now!: Prevent and Heal Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and Other Common Eye Disorders

All the best!

Jul 20, 2017
Do I need to buy a new coconut each time?
by: Kim

Do I have to buy a new coconut each time I apply it in both eyes? Or can I store the remaining juice inside the refrigerator and use it again the following day?

Jul 20, 2017
by: Troy

You could probably use it for another day or two but that would be it Kim. Coconut water doesn't stay fresh for long. :)

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