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Home Remedies for Common Eye Problems

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 @ 07:11 AM
Author: Amit Mathur

Home Remedies for Common Eye Problems

Surgery isn’t the only option for pain relief from eye problems. There are many home remedies for common eye problems, which are especially helpful to those who aren’t eligible for surgery or simply choose not to have it due to the risk factors.

One option is to treat the pain from eye problems with over-the-counter medicine. This can take one of the following forms:

  • Eye drops
  • Acetaminophen
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Ibuprofen
  • Aspirin

Another option is to make a homemade eye wash or tea tonic. While store bought solutions exist to wash the eyes, they do carry some side effects. Using natural products can provide the same benefits without the risk of side effects. This can include any number of natural ingredients that are thought to reduce pain, redness, and swelling:

  • A mixture of rose water and lime juice
  • Triphala, an herbal eye tonic
  • Soak guava leaves in warm water, wrap in a clean cloth and apply to the eyes
  • Boil chamomile flowers and Oregon grape root and apply to the eyes
  • Boil and cool raspberry leaves, soak onto a cotton ball, and apply
  • Soak almonds overnight. Eat the almonds the next morning with a warm glass of milk.

Though these remedies can be used to treat dry eyes, itching, redness, eye strain, and pink eye, they are not a replacement for treatment in more severe cases such as glaucoma, retinal detachment or age-related macular degeneration. Seek medical attention if symptoms are severe or include vision loss.

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