Hi Ted / Earth Clinic followers:
I have inflammatory arthritis (neg Rheum factor & neg B-27) which is in remission since I started embrel 5 weeks ago. Before I went on Embrel I took a course of Prednisalone to calm down a CRP of 49. When I came off Pred, my eyes started to become bloodshot. I then went on Embrel about two weeks later and this has not fixed the scleritis which is so bad in my right eye now, I am off work for two weeks with no signs of improvement. They now want me on MTX also.
What could be setting of this scleritis so bad, considering I have had this inflammatory condition for 2 years and never had any issues with my eyes.
Also what could I be doing to improve or stop doing if there are known causes that make scleritis worse?
Physically I am training and eat healthy, I look forward to your reply TED.
Hello, hoping someone can offer a remedy. I have been diagnosed with recurring scleritis. (inflamation in the white part of the eye) I am a 41 yr old male. I have had this all my life. It has progressively gotten more frequent in past years. I have been taking 2 200mg of celebrex for two years. The celebrex works and I have no eye problem as long as I take the celebrex. Any suggestions on a natural approach. Celebrex will eventually ruin my liver and kidneys.
I've spent a fortune on eye drops especially the $300.00 prescription kind that is not available in generic. They help temporarily, but, I tried the sea salt in water and take a q-tip and dab a drop in the corner of each eye morning & night and by golly this has pretty much helped with the scratchy, blurry, feel like you got something in your eye feeling. I work at a computer & this of course dries yours and strains them also. But I can honestly say the sea salt & water drops have helped me in the last of couple of weeks. I was miserable, looked like I was crying or high on drugs all the time, but now, thank God, I feel better and do not have the blurry, gritty eyes now. Thanks EC.
I went to an "eye-dolligist" for extreme dry skin problem. (sever athlete's foot + Jock Itch) was told to start adding 2 cups of Organic Sea Salt to bath water (use only luke warm water, not steaming hot) must sit in bath for 1 hour. Did this twice a week for 4 weeks and both problems are gone. It has been 3 months now and no return. For my dry skin I am also taking 2 tablespoons of organic flax seed oil morning and night. My skin now is soft and smooth as silk.
hope this helps
Does anyone have any info or remedies to combat Strabismus (accomodative esotropia) in babies? Any input is greatly appreciated.
I don't have a cure for anything, but I'm desperate to find one. Does anyone know of anything to speed up healing of swollen cornea after cataract surgery. Besides Acular and Pred Forte. My simple cataract surgery went wrong somehow and now I'm told I will just have to wait out the blurriness and "walking around in a fish bowl vision" till swelling goes down. I'm almost two weeks into post op and now half blind and going crazy! I wish I hadn't done it!
A friend in his early 40's has been having problems with swollen eyeballs. He says it's not a thyroid issue. First, only one eyeball was bothering him. The eyeball isn't protruding, but you could tell that one eyeball was slightly larger than the other. He says it feels tender, sore, and could feel pressure in the eye. It's been that way approximately 2 years that I know of. Now, he's starting to experience similar symptoms in the other eye. Both eyes water/tear occassionally (one at a time, but not both at the same time) for apparently no reason. He doesn't have money for doctor's visits, prescriptions, testing, etc. So he seems to just suffer through. I know he has diabetes, high BP, and cholesterol issues he takes meds for. I'm not sure exactly what he takes, and I also know he has year-long allergies (clearing throat, runny/stuffy nose, etc. ) Any ideas what could be causing the swollen eyeballs or what he can do for relief?
Tauranga, New Zealand, New Zealand
My dauther have UVEITIS so please if you have suggestions please advise. Should I put her on gluten free food ? She doesn't have arthritis, doctors couldn't find nothing wrong in her body. Please help!
A few weeks ago I was diagnosed with uveitis I m using conventional treatment for it and it is working but was wondering if oil pulling would help? Also do you know of anything that would help with this condition please to prevent it coming back, tests have been done on me to see if there is an underlying cause but all have come back clear. I'm breastfeeding too at the moment so any remedies would have to be safe for breastfeeding.
thank you Janine.
EC: "Uveitis specifically refers to inflammation of the middle layer of the eye, termed the "uvea" but in common usage may refer to any inflammatory process involving the interior of the eye, with inflammation specifically of the uvea termed iridocyclitis." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uveitis
Vitamin C Complex for spasmodic eye blinking (Blepharospasm)
I had a continually worsening eye irritation in both eyes for about 2wks. Once it progressed to continual blinking (I believe it's called blepharospasm), interference with my vision, and waking up with my eyes caked with goop, I decided to search earthclinic for a remedy. I decided on trying holy basil in my eyes, as shared by Sabiba from Morocco, for conjunctivitis.
I made a tea with dry loose-leaf Holy Basil tea (Tulsi tea) and dripped it into my eyes. It stung at first, but it did bring quick relief after the initial sting. But it did not heal my eyes.
I then began to take 1000 mg doses of powdered Vitamin C with vitamins and minerals added (including calcium and magnesium but not a significant amount). By the 2nd day, I knew the C was healing my eyes and the blinking had almost completely discontinued. My eyesight has cleared up as well. I will continue the vit C for a few more days, maybe 5. I'm thankful that God guided me to using the Vitamin C because the only other thing that has helped this in the past has been a trip to my homeopathic dr and taking their remedies. This has saved me about $150.
About 8 years ago, I developed floaters in one of my eyes. When these floaters caused me to see light streaks in a dark room, I knew I had to go to a retina specialist. I had a tear in my retina which was fixed by laser surgery. Never had a problem since in that eye even the small floaters(blood) disappeared after a while.
recently, in my other eye, I got floaters and the flashes of light I a dark room. Went to another eye doc who said I had Vitreous Detachment which is when the gel which is attached to the retina detaches leaving a small hole in the retina which causes the flashes of light. Doc says no cure come back in 6 weeks. If it get worse which means the retina could tear or become detached, call for emergency. The symptoms would be a "veil" or dark shade falls over my eye which bottom line means I am going blind. Has anyone had the Vtreous detachment or have found something which cures or prevents this from happening? Just curious. They all say these things come with age, probably true as I am in my 60's.
St Andrews, Uk
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
My eyes water 24/7, I'm not allergic to anything, and I don't wear mascara. This has been going on for just under 2 years and I'm constantly having to dry and touch my eyes. I have been to the doctors and hospital but they can't seem to find a problem. I will try anything!
Fountain Inn, Sc
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