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Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
UsePrescriptionOnly: I will not recommend using Castor Oil or any other drops but use the Prescribed eye drops only.Discuss with your Opthalmologist or prescribing doctor ... Read More

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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Dust: Probable corneal abrasion. See ophthalmology for slit lamp exam. Why did you put castor oil in your eye?
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
Castor oil: Castor oil has been reported as effective for dry eye but it is not a commonly employed therapy since other therapies are typically more than adequate ... Read More
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
YES IT CAN: Yes it can but it is not prescribed as we have better therapies available.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Nope: Only surgery.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Castor oil: That is an unusual treatment. Castor oil should not damage eyes, but one can rinse the eyes if the oil gets in them.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Myths: Applying castor oil to the skin will not in any way 'remove dark circles'. This is a myth with no truth to it.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Doesn't work: There is no chemical or drug treatment (or home remedy) that is known to have an effect on a pterygium. They require surgical removal. See an ophtha ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Clear
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Not dangerous: It can be helpful to rinse your eyes with tap water at room temperature by splashing water flowing from the tap into open eyes. Natural tearing will ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
45 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably : Probably not harmly, but will not help the eyelashes grow. It may stop up the surround oil glands which can lead to cystic formation along the eye li ... Read More
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