I'm an 81-year-old male who has used prescription eye drops for glaucoma for more than 20 years after being diagnosed as "glaucoma suspect."
Last year (Oct 2011) the eye doctor took me off the glaucoma eye drops, saying my vision seemed to have stabilized and he would like me to go a while without the medication. I was happy to comply. I had been following a special natural protocol for other reasons, and noted that my vision had improved; that I could see with more and more clarity, in fact, see better without than with prescription glasses, given adequate lighting and appropriate-sized type.
Now jump forward to July 2012, a time when my driver's license was due to expire at the end of August and I knew I would be subjected to eye sight requirements, esp. at my age.
So I scheduled an eye examination for the 1st of August and went in. The doctor reported the results were 20/30 in left eye, 20/40 in right eye (Satisfying DMV requirements), but then she said I was developing cataracts (no mention of glaucoma) and scheduled a time in late August when she could give me "more definitive" examinations before recommended cataract surgery.
I began my research, hoping to avoid cataract surgery. Many of my friends and family members have had cataract surgery (the most frequently performed surgery in America; lucrative procedure for the eye doctors!) with varying results, some good, some not so good.
I found some recommendations for two interesting natural treatments for cataracts: (1) Castor Oil eye drops, and (2) NAC eye drops (N-Acetyl Carnosine).
I began using Castor Oil - two drops in each eye at bedtime. Using pure, pharmaceutical grade Castor Oil, I bought some eye droppers at the local pharmacy and found the drops were a bit "sticky" but not toxic and there were no untoward side effects other than a little blurring for a moment after the drops were applied, and that my vision improved almost immediately after each treatment. My research told me I would need to apply the Castor Oil for the next two to six months, at bedtime, regularly.
When I returned to the eye clinic for the "more definitive" eye examination, the doctor found the results amazing: 20/20 in both eyes and no evidence of cataracts found. I had been using the Castor Oil for only the 3 weeks intervening between the early August and the late August examinations. The doctor was incredulous and asked me if I had been "doing something" different. I told her about the Castor Oil drops. Her jaw dropped and she called in the chief ophthomalogist who re-examined my eyes only to find the same results. Unbelievable! No need for any discussion of cataract surgery.
And the DMV renewed my driver's license through August 2020!
Unreal! But I am now a happy man! I continue to apply the Castor Oil eye drops regularly, and have added a few drops of NAC through the day when my eyes feel dry. I can read and drive without glasses now. Hard to believe? I lived through this experience. I would recommend anyone facing cataract surgery try this; after all, it can't hurt you to try it and "see" the results!