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    Can castor oil be used to treat cataracts?

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Posted on Wed, 9 Aug 2017 in Vision and Eye Disorders
Question: I want to use castor oil to disolve my cataract. is it safe?
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 38 minutes later
Brief Answer:
I would not recommend applying castor oil in the eye

Detailed Answer:
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There is no scientific evidence available supporting the use of castor oil either orally or topically in the eye for treatment of cataracts.

Not enough data or research us available regarding this.

Moreover, applying such oils can cause damage to the eye. Commercially available oils can have chemicals and contaminants that can harm your eye.

Surgery is the ideal treatment for cataract.
Please be advised to follow up with your Ophthalmologist to undergo cataract surgery as scheduled.

Hope this answers your question
Please address further questions here
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Dr.Lekshmi
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