I had not heard this before but it makes some sense. Castor oil is used as a lubricant for dry eyes. Dry eyes in particular can lead to inflammation, which can contribute to cataracts.
Looking in to it I could not find any actual studies, but apparently this is an old remedy used in various parts of the world. But I also read that it can take about 3 months.
It is safe and is worth a try. The only natural thing I have ever seen for cataracts is a dusty miller extract, which is also an old pharmaceutical preparation for eye drops in the treatment of cataracts. But this has to be used very cautiously since it is caustic. So the castor oil sounds like a much better alternative.
If glaucoma, which can also contribute to cataracts, is present then coleus forskohlii and vitamin C sources are recommended to drop the intraocular pressure. Coleus forskohlii will work orally, but again works best for cataracts as eye drops.
I'm ready to try any natural therapies that might work.
Beats having surgery any time!
I got a LOT of floaters too. UGH!
Floaters have a number of causes. Here is an old thread on the subject:
I will try it in the first days of January and will post here afterwards, ok?
Yes, that would be great. I would like to find other effective remedies for cataracts other than the dusty miller since it can be dangerous if used too concentrated.
Wouldn't that make your vision MORE BLURRY????
How exactly would you apply castor oil in the eyes? [You ARE saying to use drops of it IN your eyes, right, not internally?]
Correct. One to two drops are added with a dropper to each eye as you are going to bed.