When I recently was examined, and spoke to my ophthalmologist (eye doc; MD) about me wanting to dropping a drop of raw honey into one eye, to decrease my congenital cataracts (I'm 67), he said he has heard of anecdotal reports of raw honey dropped into eyes, for cataracts, but he didn't know of any medical literature dealing with dropping a little honey into eyes to dissolve cataracts.
Interestingly: My ophthalmologist said he had NO OBJECTIONS to me trying this.
So, I've been dropping one drop of raw unfiltered (organic) honey into just my left (worse) eye, just before bedtime.
I just started this a couple of days ago, and there's just been a little temporary stinging, and then copious tears produced. I'm not feeling any adverse effects.
What do you know, dear Eye Doc (or what have you read) about this interesting folk remedy (raw honey dropped into eyes) for treating cataracts?
Have you seen any clinical studies (or do the pharmaceutical eye drop companies not want to lose profits to honey producers)?
Thank you, in advance!
Thanks for your Question
There is no enough data from official clinical studies to support that using honey as an eye drop, has any advantages for patients with cataract.
Raw Honey as a meal has many healthy benefits for your body and also for your eyes but as an eye drops, i am not sure if it cause any good or any harm.
My advice is not use any thing unless there is enough data from clinical studies.