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How to Make Homemade Eye Drops With Organic Sulfur (MSM)?

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Have you ever thought about making your own eye drops using organic sulfur (MSM)? I had no idea this was even possible until now.

Most of us are led to believe that the best eye drops are to be purchased from a drug store. However, do you know that homemade MSM eye drops work just as well, and sometimes even better than store-bought ones?

In this article, I will share with you how to make homemade MSM eye drops for eye problems such as cataract and glaucoma using only two ingredients.

But before I do that, I will spend a few minutes talking about some common eye problems and how MSM can help to alleviate these eye problems. 


What is Cataract?

A cataract is a progressive and painless clouding of the normally clear lens in the eye that makes it difficult to see clearly.

The risk of cataract increases as we age. When we are younger, the lens inside of the eye is very clear and flexible. But as we age, cells within the lens become hard and less flexible.

 a guy looking out of a car window

As the aging process continues, cellular waste products build up causing the lens to cloud and become a cataract. Having a cataract is similar to looking through a frosty or fogged-up window.


What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a buildup of pressure within the eye that causes damage to the eye’s optic nerve. It’s usually, but not always, associated with elevated pressure in the eye (intraocular pressure).

The intraocular pressure increases when either too much fluid is produced in the eye or the drainage or outflow channels (trabecular meshwork) of the eye become blocked. If the trabecular meshwork gets blocked, the drain will create back pressure which can cause problems with the optic nerve.

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Glaucoma usually has no symptoms in the early stage and that makes it especially dangerous. Normally by the time you notice problems with your vision, the damage has already occurred.

If untreated or uncontrolled, glaucoma first causes peripheral vision loss and eventually can lead to permanent vision loss.


How Does Organic Sulfur (MSM) Help To Alleviate Eye Problems?

As we age, our eyes also grow tougher and less resilient. Organic sulfur is also known as Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM). It helps to soften the leathery eye membranes so that nutrients and healing agents can better be penetrated, absorbed and utilized to heal damages to the eyes.

MSM also removes waste particle buildup (cataracts) and reduces elevated eye pressure (glaucoma) by regenerating the cells of the “drainage” system of the trabecular meshwork at the inner base of the iris. Source.

Additionally, MSM helps to improve vision, muscle tone, red spots, and damaged blood vessels for contact lens wearers, keep the eye moist, relieve strain and remove floaters. Source.

The following is an email I received from Dr. Ron Neer, the founder of the company that manufactures Gold Standard Organic Sulfur. It’s a detailed explanation of how organic sulfur works to relieve eye problems. 

Dr. Earl Mindell, the author of several natural health books, reports the following in a section called THE EYES:

“Think of your eyeball as a balloon full of water, but instead of being rubber, it is a protein membrane. Optical tissue normally allows fluids to flow through the membrane wall which acts like a filter, cleaning out harmful particles, keeping your eyes clear and your vision good as it allows nutrients to permeate.

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But should the membranes become tough like leather, the fluids are trapped and particles begin to accumulate. If this buildup continues, your vision will seem as if you’re looking through a frosted glass, a condition known as cataracts.

When eyedrops containing the proper amount of MSM are applied, the membrane becomes permeable, and this has reversed the problem. It is also important that the eye remain flexible so that the muscles can alter its contour and focus as needed.

In the event that its membranes and muscles become rigid and tough, the eye will not be able to focus properly, resulting in blurred vision.

The MSM in eyedrops soothes and softens the membranes, permitting fluids to pass through the optical tissues to stabilize the pressure, repair any damage, clear up red spots and bloodshot vessels, and remove floaters and other particles in the eye.

In one case, a 15 percent solution of MSM in isotonic saline was a soothing treatment for the eye following accidental injury due to particulate matter in the eye.

In a test with an irritated eye of a rabbit, the eye cleared when treated every hour with a 10 percent aqueous solution of MSM. Be assured, the concentration in the MSM eye drops you get will be sufficient. Follow the instructions on the label.

As noted earlier, the B vitamins in general and the sulfur-related amino acids and compounds are vital to maintaining healthy eyes.

Specifically, we’ve learned that glucosamine is the starting material for the eyes, that glutathione promotes good eye health and low levels accompany almost every type of eye disease. We also know that people suffering from the eye disease retinitis pigmentosa show reduced levels of taurine within the eye.”


Homemade Eye Drops With Organic Sulfur (MSM)

Why homemade eye drops?

I use this eye drop for dry eyes, floaters, and also to improve my vision. There are several reasons why I prefer homemade MSM eye drops than the store bought ones.

  1. Many commercial eye drops contain preservatives and chemicals that our eyes should not be exposed to long term. They can cause eye irritation to become worse. Some of them even come with unpleasant side effects.
  2. Homemade eye drops are preservative and chemical free.
  3. The ingredients used to make this homemade eye drops are safe.
  4. It’s non-irritating and effective.
  5. It’s inexpensive and easy to make.
  6. The best part about homemade MSM eye drops is that they are not addictive like many of the commercial eye drops.
  7. So far I’ve not experienced any side effects from the homemade MSM eye drops. In fact, I’ve been quite amazed by the results. The biggest improvement so far is my dry eye. I believe with the regular long-term use, I will see other benefits too.

If you don’t feel comfortable making your own eye drops. You can also get MSM eye drop from Amazon. I’ve also bought the product. Unfortunately, I only used it for a few days because I lost it on a trip. So I wouldn’t be able to tell you my result. However, there are many positive reviews and the ingredients sound very promising. You can check it out on Amazon.com.


UPDATE: 9/27/2018

It has been about 6 months since I started using this homemade eye drop. My dry eye has improved quite a bit. Another benefit I received was a significant improvement in my eye floaters. I still have some eye floaters but fewer. I will continue to use this eye drop and update my result.


Things you need

  • Organic Sulfur Crystals
    • In order for the eye drops to have the greatest effectiveness, be sure to use pure organic sulfur that’s without additives. 
  • Distilled Water
    • Don’t use tap water because it can contain all kinds of nasty stuff in it. Stick with distilled water. You can get it in your local grocery store.
  • Measuring spoon
  • Eyedropper bottle
  • Funnel
  • Small bowl

Clean/sterilize

Before you mix the ingredients together, it’s important you do the following. This will help to ensure that you do not introduce bacteria to your product and contaminate it.

  • Wash hands thoroughly, a pair of clean gloves is recommended.
  • Clean working surfaces 
    • My favorite cleaner is simple rubbing alcohol, 70 % alcohol & 30 % water works better than 100% alcohol.
    • 100% alcohol evaporates too fast and the water in the alcohol helps to slow evaporation, so this helps to increase surface contact time and enhance effectiveness.
  • Sterilize your funnel, measuring spoon, bowl and eyedropper bottle

How to make it

  1. After everything is sterilized, start by heating up 2 oz of distilled water in a bowl.
  2. Add 1/2 teaspoon of Organic Sulfur crystals to the 2 oz of hot distilled water.
  3. Once the crystals are fully dissolved, transfer the mixture to the eyedropper bottle.
  4. Let the mixture cool down before applying it directly to your eyes.

How Long Is The Homemade Eye Drop Good For?

I emailed Dr. Ron Neer, the founder of the company that manufactures gold standard organic sulfur about the shelf life of this homemade eye drop. He says the eye drops should stay good as long as the organic sulfur (MSM) does. 


How To Use MSM Eye Drops?

  1. Test the eye drop on your arm to make sure you are not allergic to sulfur. 
  2. Wash your hands before using the MSM eye drop.
  3. Shake the solution before each use.
  4. Be careful not to let the tip of the dropper touch any part of your eye. If you do, the product will be contaminated and has to be discarded in a short time. 
  5. Use 1 to 3 drops in each eye, 1 to 3 times per day, or as directed by your healthcare professional. It’s best to start with fewer drops and work up slowly.
  6. It’s normal to feel a bit of a sting in the first few minutes. It will subside quickly.
  7. To achieve the most benefit, be sure to apply the sulfur (MSM) eye drops to your eyes on a regular basis.

Conclusion

As you can see homemade MSM eye drop is very easy to make using only two ingredients. You can always get it from Amazon if you don’t feel comfortable making your own. This is a really nice eye drop and excellent for your eye health.

The best thing I love about making my own is that I know exactly what ingredients go into the product. This is all natural and preservative free eye drop and I can make it whenever I need it. 

I hope this information was helpful and useful. If you liked and enjoyed this article, I would really appreciate it if you could kindly share it.

Please feel free to ask me any questions about any of the contents I’ve created on my website. I will respond as soon as I can.

Have you used homemade MSM eye drop? What is your experience with MSM eye drop? Let me know in the comments below.

Thank you for visiting. 

Have a wonderful day!

Hong

Comments

  1. Does the effectiveness of sulfur not become less when you put it in hot water?.

    1. Author

      Hi Shaista, thank you for your question. The effectiveness of organic sulfur is not be affected by hot water. Let me know if you have any other questions or concerns.

      All the best,
      Hong

  2. I have so many floaters, and i really hope this will work. Have you removed floaters with it?

    1. Author

      Hi, thank you for visiting my site and for your comment. I’ve used it for several months now. I still have floaters but definitely have noticed significantly less floaters. I will continue to use it and update if my floaters are completely gone. Let me know if you have any other question.
      Have a great day!
      Hong

    1. Author

      Hello Wayne, I personally use this homemade eye drops 3 times a day. Use one to two drops in each eye up to 3 times a day, use it in the early morning, afternoon, and before bedtime for as long as you like. I hope I answered your question. let me know if you have any other question.

      Thank you for visiting and have a great day!
      Hong

  3. I’m really glad I came across your site, I’m going to recommend my dad try these homemade eye drops since he has started suffering with cataracts. Many thanks

    1. Author

      Hi Claire, I am glad you found my article useful. Hopefully this homemade eye drops are going to help your dad. Let me know if you have any question.

      Thank you for visiting and have a great day!
      Hong

  4. Great article but I have a twist on a question.

    We just took our lab into the vet today and he noticed that her eyes were clouding up and said that it would be ok for the next few years but will eventually become a problem.

    Do you think these eye drops could be used on dogs and would be effective?

    1. Author

      Hi Rick, I am not a vet and I am not 100% sure what your lab is experiencing. But based on my knowledge, it sounds like cataract. I know these drops are effective for humans. Also some pet owners give organic sulfur to their pets to improve their health. It won’t hurt to give your lab a try. Let me known if you have any question.

      Thank you for visiting and for your comment.
      Hong

  5. Hi Hong! I love coming to your site, because there is always so much I learn from you! I had no idea that organic sulfur could help eye problems! These are conditions people are having surgery for. My husband is going to love the possibility of helping his eyesight with these DIY drops. Thank you so much for sharing what you know. I bought the sulfur last time I was here, so I’m ready to make these drops. Thank you. I’ll be back!

    1. Author

      Hi Shelli, great to see you again. I’m glad I can help. I hope these eye drops are going to help your husband. I will be posting more recipes and things you can do with organic sulfur in my future posts. Stay tuned if you are interested. If you have any question, please free to leave me a message.

      Thank you for your time and have a great day!

  6. Hi Hong, Always a pleasure to read your work, and this is no exception. I used to use eye drops for the same reason, dry eyes. I found there were only a couple that I could use, and wouldn’t you know it they were the expensive ones. Making your own eye drops really appeals to me because I want to be aware of everything that goes into my body.
    Thank You for Sharing, Jay

    1. Author

      Hi Jay, glad to see you again. Eye drops can be expensive, but with this homemade eye drops, it can be very budget friendly. Making the homemade eye drops is also a great way to avoid preservative and other harmful ingredients in the store bought eye drops. You know exactly what goes into the eye drops when you make them, so you know they are safe. I am glad this information was helpful. Let me know if you have any question. I am happy to help.
      Thank you for visiting my page and have a great day.
      Hong

  7. Very informative! I’ve never thought of using organic sulfur on my eyes. I know you had mentioned this homemade recipe helps with dryness. How noticeable is this benefit? My eyes get very dry, since I wear contacts. Would definitely benefit from an all natural moisturizer…any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    1. Author

      Hello Sarah, thank you for your time and for your comment. I’m glad you found the article informative. There are actually commercial organic sulfur (MSM) eye drops available online, but they are so expensive. It’s nice to make your own because it is easy and inexpensive. I’ve used this homemade eye drops for few weeks now. Now I only use it once a day. I spend a lot of time on the computer and as a result my eyes get very dry. I noticed the improvement about the third day of use. My eyes now are not as dry as before. Since everyone is different, we will all react to the product differently. Please keep in mind that just because it worked for me does not guaranteed result that it will also work for me. But it certainly does not hurt to give it a try. You won’t know if it works until you try it. Let me know when you decide to give this homemade eye drops a try. If you have any question, please let me know. I will do my best to help you.

      Thank you so much for visiting and have a great day!
      Hong

  8. I have a history of glaucoma in my family so I m at high risk of acquiring it.. I always keep worrying about it n have continously consulted eye surgeon for its detection. Thankfully i m yet not detected with it.. But still scared of acquiring it.. Thanks to you as your article has given me a sense of satisfaction and now i m going to make this eye drop and feel stress-free

    1. Author

      Hi Huzefa, thank you for stopping by to read my article and for your comment. I hope you give this homemade organic sulfur eye drops a try. If you decide to give it a shot, let me know how it works out for you. If you have any question, please feel free to leave me a comment. I am happy to help.

      Have a wonderful day!
      Hong

  9. I was looking for something to help me with my increasing blurry vision. I figured it was just a condition aging and there was nothing I can do about it but maybe these eyedrops will help. Might give them a go.

    1. Author

      Hi Lynne, thank you for visiting my page and for your comment. As we get older, our eye tissues become tougher and leathery. As the aging process continues, cellular waste particles accumulate and that can cause the lens to become cloudy and therefore the blurred vision symptom.

      Organic sulfur eye drops help to soften the leathery eye tissue, remove the cellular waste build up and help to improve vision. I hope you give this homemade organic sulfur eye drop a try. I believe with the regular and long term use, you will see positive changes in your vision. Please let me know if you have any question. I am happy to assist.

      Have a great day!
      Hong

  10. This is a really interesting article and have bookmarked it for future reference. The fact that you can make DIY eye drops is really cool and something many of us will benefit from especially the long hours on the computer!

    So how long is the shelf life of these drops or the sulfur itself? And can you use them whilst wearing contact lens? Thanks for this informative post.

    1. Author

      Hi Teresa, I’m glad you found my article interesting. These drops should stay good for as long as the ingredients. The shelf life of sulfur varies. I will tell the sulfur I use does not expire until 2021, so my eye drops would stay good for many years as long as there is no contamination.

      I am not sure if organic sulfur would react with the materials used to make contact lenses. I recommend taking contact lenses off before apply the drops since the drops need to come in contact with the eyes to allow the sulfur to do its job more effectively.

      If you decide to make this eye drop and if you have any question, please let me know. I am happy to assist.

      Thank you for visiting and have a great day!
      Hong

    1. Author

      Hello Alexander, thank you for your time and for your comment. I am glad you found my article information. I appreciate you sharing this article with your family and hopefully this can benefit them. Let me know if you have any question.

      Have a great day!
      Hong

  11. Hi Hong,

    This is a great article, very thorough, and I love the list of benefits.

    I am getting older, and I also work on the computer a lot. I have had increasing difficulty reading things up close, and sometimes I have days where it seems like everything is a bit fuzzy.

    I’ve tried a few different things to help, but I’ve not tried organic sulfur. I’ll be very interested to see if it helps with this, and thanks to your article, I can easily make up a homemade batch to try it out.

    Thanks, again!

    1. Author

      My Phil, I am glad you enjoyed my article and found it useful. I also spend a lot of time on the computer and as a result I have dry eyes.

      I’ve been using this homemade eye drop with organic sulfur for few weeks now. I will tell you that it has really helped me a lot with my dry eyes. I am hoping to also eliminate floaters with this product. I will write an article about that if I successfully eliminate my floaters with this eye drop.

      The best thing about making your own eye drops is you are in control and know exactly what goes into the eye drops. If you decide to make this and have any question, don’t hesitate to contact me. I will do my best to assist you.

      Thank you for visiting my site and for your comment.
      Have a wonderful day!
      Hong

  12. Hey Hong, thanks so much for your organic homemade sulphur eye-drops recipe, I am going to make and use this as glaucoma runs in our family’s history meanwhile I have got to the age where I occasionally get cloudy vision and more commonly, floaters moving around. I’m hoping this is not the onset of cataract. Hopefully organic sulphur eye-drops will alleviate my present condition which I agree is common to a lot of people, including our friends also.
    I agree with you regarding the mass produced products of famous brands, they are full of chemicals. Unfortunately, organic produce like you are promoting rarely gets a mention.
    Thanks for your thorough information and recipe,
    Simon.

    1. Author

      Hi Simon, you are very welcome for the information. Since you are experiencing these symptoms, I highly recommend that you see an eye doctor to find out what is causing these symptoms. I’ve been using this eye drop for few weeks now, I will say it has helped me greatly with my dry eyes. I also have floaters, I believe with the long term continued use, these annoy floaters will also diminish. I will write a post about that if my floaters disappear. Stay tuned if you are interested. I hope the homemade organic sulfur eye drop helps to improve your vision. Let me know if you have any question.

      Thank you for visiting and for your comment.
      Have a wonderful day!
      Hong

  13. What a creative use for the organic sulfur! My grandma has terrible cataracts and uses eyedrops like crazy. I think I’m gonna make some of these for her and see if she has a better response to them. Thanks as always for the great detailed DIY recipes!

    1. Author

      Hi Penelope, I hope you your grandma is going to benefit from this homemade eye drop. let me know if you have any question.

      Thank you for visiting and for your comment.
      Hong

  14. Hi Hong,
    I can attest for how the sulfur works for itchy eyes and floaters. Just kind of experimenting, I put roughly, about the same amount as you said 1/2 a teaspoon (except by it’s self) with filtered water in an eyedropper and can say has clearly helped with the irritated feeling and diminishes those floaters. i got a slightly burning sensation at contact but it goes away after a few seconds and get instant relief.

    I need to do it more often, but better yet, use your formula. One reason is because I should be more cognizant about the sterilization aspect. It makes sense to add the saline to the sulfur as natural tears have salt content. I wouldn’t trust the over the counter eye drops (especially visine ). Which removes the redness (capillaries) from the sclera without actually replenishing which is damaging to the eyes as I understand it.

    At any rate, this is an awesome jam packed post on how to self manage take proper care of your eyes. Thank you for this.

    Cheers and God bless, Brad

    1. Author

      Hi Brad, thank you for stopping by and for your comment. I am glad sulfur eye drop has helped you with your eye problems. I have been using this eye drop for about few weeks now and I definitely noticed that it has been helping my dry eyes a lot. I also have floaters and I believe with the continue use, it will help eliminate those annoying floaters and improve my vision.

      I’ve used many eye drops before and never paid attention to the ingredients. Now I know that some ingredients are harmful to the eyes and can future worsen the problem. I had no idea that Visine brand removes the redness from the sclera without actually fixing the problem. But this does not surprise me as most eye drops take care of the symptoms and don’t really fix the problem. I am going to continue use the sulfur eye drop and hopefully my floaters will improve.

      Thank you for your compliment and have a great day!
      Hong

    1. Author

      Hi Mike, I am glad this was useful. Thank you for stopping by and for your comment.

      Have a great day!
      Hong

  15. I had never thought of being able to make homemade eyedrops! Thank you so much for this. We have the most delicate part of our bodies in our eyes, yet we put chemicals in them with store bought eye drops. I love this alternative with no chemicals!

    Thank you!

    1. Author

      Hi Eric, I am glad you found value from my article. Let me know how this homemade eye drops turn out for you.

      Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!
      Hong

  16. Hi Hong, I like the homemade eyedrops. I never know there is DIY eyedrops :).
    Thanks for sharing the eye health information and DIY eyedrops.

    1. Author

      Hi Christine, I am glad you like the homemade eye drops. And you are welcome for the information. Let me know if you have any question. I am happy to help.

      Thank you for visiting my site and have a great day!
      Hong

  17. You did a great job of explaining many eye health problems. And the information for making your own homemade eye drops is wonderful, sure to save people money. Thanks for the well written article.

    1. Author

      Hi Larry, thank you for the compliment. I am glad you found the information useful. If you have any question, don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

      Thank you for viewing my site and have a great day!
      Hong

  18. Hong, I had no idea there were so many factors to think about when it comes to eye drops. I would have never thought of making my own from home using organic sulfur. Certainly, a great preventative measure to take for maintaining healthy eyes. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Author

      Hi Donovan, I had no idea making your own eye drop was a thing until I received an email from Dr. Ron Neer about using organic sulfur to make eye drops. In the beginning I was hesitant to try. I asked him a lot of questions and I also did quite a bit of research on this homemade eye drop safety and effectiveness. I can assure you making your own eye drops are safe if you follow the steps or instructions I mentioned in the article. Let me know if you have any question.
      Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!
      Hong

  19. Wow, I had no idea that DIY eyedrops were a thing. Organic sulphur drops for glaucoma and cataracts is brilliant, this runs in the men in my family. I’ll share this with them. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Author

      Hi Lace, I am glad it was helpful. Let me know if you have any question.

      Thank you for visiting and for your comment. Have a great day!
      Hong

  20. Hi, Hong, another really interesting and helpful article. I wonder where you come up with all these organic sulfur tips, I like them.
    To produce my self-made eye drop is a great idea because I’m always a bit suspicious about mass production touching my body. Especially when it comes to the eyes I want to be most careful.
    Many thanks for the recipe.

    1. Author

      Hi Stefan, thank you for stopping by and for your comment. I am glad you found my article interesting and helpful. I get these tips from my research and also through my own experimentation with the organic sulfur. Once I find suceess, I write articles to share my findings to hopefully benefit others too. This homemade eye drop recipe has helped me greatly with my dry eye problem. Many over-the-counter eye drops contain preservatives and harmful chemicals that can further worsen the problem then helping it. I hope you give this homemade eye drop recipe a try. Let me know if you have any question. I am happy to assist.

      Have a nice day!
      Hong

    1. Author

      Hi Stefan, I am glad you found the article informative. Yes, I spend quite a bit of time learning everything I can about organic sulfur.

      Have a great day!
      Hong

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