Just saw this thread about castor oil and was wondering if any of you were still using it. I started another thread about how it helped me and was told about it being toxic to the eye. I've been using it for several months now and have been able to stop using ALL other drops! Which were: Restasis x2, lotemax and systane(all throughout the day). All of which are very expensive, but we're not controlling my problems anyway, just allowing me to function basically. I am now able to go shopping, to church, use the computer, etc. without being miserable and only able to focus on my eyes. And without putting drops in my eyes the whole time.
I am keeping my cold pressed castor oil in the fridge, but am wondering if keeping it in the freezing would be safer. I think it's too viscous to freeze and it may kill any bacteria, fungus, etc. that may be present. I am going to ask my dr. About ordering sterile CO, but until then.....
I have tried many other oils, but they burn, cause blurred vision and just don't soothe my eyes at all. If something doesn't feel good in my eyes, I generally will not keep using it to see if it gets better. Castor oil was immediately soothing. I really hope it doesn't cause problems for any of us using it
Ocular rosacea, MGD, RK 94