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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- Here is a great article to read Over-the-Counter Eye Drops: Potential Risks
- Homemade eye drops are preservative and chemical free.
- The ingredients used to make this homemade eye drops are safe.
- It’s non-irritating and effective.
- It’s inexpensive and easy to make.
- The best part about homemade MSM eye drops is that they are not addictive like many of the commercial eye drops.
- 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.
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
- Small bowl
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
- After everything is sterilized, start by heating up 2 oz of distilled water in a bowl.
- Add 1/2 teaspoon of Organic Sulfur crystals to the 2 oz of hot distilled water.
- Once the crystals are fully dissolved, transfer the mixture to the eyedropper bottle.
- 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?
- Test the eye drop on your arm to make sure you are not allergic to sulfur.
- Wash your hands before using the MSM eye drop.
- Shake the solution before each use.
- 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.
- 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.
- It’s normal to feel a bit of a sting in the first few minutes. It will subside quickly.
- To achieve the most benefit, be sure to apply the sulfur (MSM) eye drops to your eyes on a regular basis.
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.
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