Castor Oil for dry eyes.

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Has anyone tried castor oil for dry eyes?  I have read and heard so many positive things about it and it has really helped some people with dry eyes, red eyes ect ect,,,, i have dry eyes and have tried lots of drops that the doctors gave me and none helped and some even caused the delicate skin aroud my eyes burn and sting. I am thinking of trying castor oil as its natural too!.

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    You mean in your eye or as a supplement. I would not put a dense oil in my eye.
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    I tried it, it was nasty.
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    • Posted

      Could you be more specific? What way was it nasty? Did it sting? Burn? Damage your eyes in any way?

      How did they feel after you had managed to wash all the oily stuff away?

      Any better?

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      No, castor oil is not for you eye, makes your eyes blurry, it could eaisly get contaminated, an you could get an infection. It didn't help my eyes at all. Be very careful what you put in your eyes.
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      Actually, this prompted me to look it up and apparently there are special eyedrops made with castor oil. But specially for the eyes of course. I would love to hear from people who have tried this.
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      I understand how you feel, dry eyes are not fun, so we try all kinds of things. Try some of the eye drops out there. I just discovered that steril water in a dropper bottle can be used durin the night instead of regular drops. It does work for me, and saves money. smile Dena
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      Do you mean saline solution?

      Or distilled water?

      As for trying eye drops, I must have sampled every one on the market. I finally settled for five which work for me. My opthalmologist suggested i vary my use of them and use them as and whenever I need them. They are all preservaive free: Eubri/HyloTears, CelluVisc, Optive, Lacrigel/Lacrilube and VitAPos.

      If it's saline solution you're using, I used it for years before my problem became severe, but my ophth told me not to continue because it's a differne pH than tears and not suitable in the long run.

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      Dena, I have both. Blepharitis comes from time to time and I know how to treat it. The severe dry eyes are with me all the time and have induced keratitis, which is a break up of the mylebin (??) layer and makes you feel as if there's permanent grit in the eye. Horrid!

      So I have to be extra cautious and keep pushing the drops.

      I've never hard of anyone using cooled boiled water as eye drops. Next time you see your GP check that it's a good idea in the long run because, like the saline, it's not the same pH as tears ....

      Frankly, now I think about it, that shouldn't matter as long as it doesn't bother you because whatever you put in your eyes gets flushed out pretty soon anyway.

      Doesn't it feel odd and sticky, though?

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      I thought the water would work but it doesn't. I have blephartis, but I accedentky poured esencial oil in my right eye, and that's my REAL problem
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      Actually, it didn't hurt, and although the doctor says that there's no ha

      rm done, my eye bothers me. Sometimes it dosen't bother me at all and other times it hurts and gives me a headach and tooteng wet ones on my blepharitis, and m doing great,but the right one isn't.ye isy left ebeen usihache. I'v

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      Please listen to me... I had a strong dry eyes problem and I am done with it by using castor oil organic 100% !

      You put one drop on each eye and you will feel better in few minutes!!!

      Please you must try, it's an incredible relieve !

      I give this treatment method to my older sister and few others friends and fiends of friends, they all feel much better and don't need anymore to use artificial drops !

      You can try with no problem... Be fearless, it's 100% safe !

      God bless you... :-)

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      OMGG HELLOO!! I SIGNED UP TO TALK TO U ABOUT IT. I castor oil got into my right eye😭😭😭 what will be the result? Its a bit blurry like a bit but its dry and I will visit a doxtor soon. Hbu? Is yours fine?

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      Hi I am the same as you, nothing I haven't tried and really fed up. But I ordered the Castro oil drops for eyes and going to try them tonight, keeping everything crossed it works .

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      I purchased castor oil eye drops from prism Apothecary and it did not work for me . I have a problem with my lower lids the oil gets clogged in the little glands i Have tried everything and nothing seems to work i thought the castor oil  would work but it did not  . The Dr .s say there is no cure . They are testing new drops but its not finalized as of yet . I only got this problem after i had my Cataracts removed . i feel the surgery 

      caused my problem Due to the trauma . I am hoping the nerves will heal 

      I am taking 2,000 Vitamin D 20 mg of lutein  vitamin C 1000mg  Some people find drops work but they did not for me. since i have been taking these vitamins and green alive They seem to be improving . I also clean the lids every day with warm water. I am now checking into LACRISERT inserts . They are expensive but have not tried this product. Need to look into this more.

       

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      I just found out that this new treatment for Dry eyes is called Lacripep they are testing it now A Dr Gordon Laurie of UVA school of medicine is doing the trials . Hopefully they will have it available soon . Our Eye Doctors will probably be made aware of it when it gets approved from the FDA. Hopefully this will give you some encouragement
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