Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Castor oil eye drops?
I've been hearing that castor oil can get rid of eye redness and dryness, by instilling a drop of castor oil in each eye. I was wondering if this was true, and rather if it were a safe method?

Thanks
Cancel
5 Answers
5 Answers
Page 1 of 1
233488 tn?1310696703
Forget the castor oil and use standard artifical tears, gels and ointments. IF really bad use Restasis.

JCH MD
Comment
Cancel
233488 tn?1310696703
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
Ok, thank you. Is there anything else I can do for redness, especially after surgery? My doctor told me to wait up to 6 months to a year to know the final result - but im concerned the redness will never go away. Is there any solution?
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
233488 tn?1310696703
You will need to ask your surgeon. Perhaps a mild steroid such as lotemax might be used under supervision.

JCH MD
Comment
Cancel
233488 tn?1310696703
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
I will pass on your suggestion to my surgeon, thank you.
I was also wondering, I find that when im calm and relaxed my eye is white. However, when I get nervous or stressed, my eye (where the surgery took place) becomes red. Is this normal, and what is its cause?

Thanks again for your quick, helpful responses. You've been a great help!
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
233488 tn?1310696703
When you are scared, upset, frightened angry your body releases chemicals like adrenalin that dilate blood vessels. Your operated eye blood vessels are more sensitive and probably more numerous. Keep cool.

JCH MD
Comment
Cancel
233488 tn?1310696703
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Eye Care Community Resources
Top Eye Care Answerers
177275 tn?1438375244
Blank
JohnHaganMD
Kansas City, MO
Avatar f tn
Blank
CBCT
Trumbull, CT
Avatar f tn
Blank
achillea
CA
Avatar m tn
Blank
SoftwareDeveloper
CO
Avatar m tn
Blank
KayakerNC
NC
Avatar m tn
Blank
chazas