Is It Safe to Use Coconut Oil to Treat Dry Eyes

Is it safe to use coconut oil for dry eyes?

Coconut oil is a good alternative to petroleum based eye drops. But if you are using coconut oil eye drops, then you need to be aware of the risks associated with its usage.

In case of any kind of contact with your eyes, immediately flush them thoroughly with water and seek medical attention immediately.

The following are some of the possible side effects:

Irritation or irritation of the cornea (the clear outer covering) may occur. Contact lenses may become detached from the eyeball. Irregularity in vision due to damage to the optic nerve may result.

Eye infections may develop, leading to blindness.

Eye injuries caused by coconut oil eye drops can cause permanent loss of sight.

If you have any question about coconut oil for dry eyes, please feel free to ask us.

How to make coconut oil eye drops?

Gather the following items:

Coconut oil, 2 oz Eye dropper (a measuring spoon can also be used) Glass bottle to store finished product

Take a 2 ounce jar and fill it with organic virgin cold-pressed coconut oil (refined coconut oil can also be used).

Sources & references used in this article:

A pilot study: the efficacy of virgin coconut oil as ocular rewetting agent on rabbit eyes by HA Mutalib, S Kaur, AR Ghazali… – Evidence-Based …, 2015 –

Coconut oil–a review of potential applications by S Kappally, A Shirwaikar… – Hygeia Journal of Drugs …, 2015 –

Final report on the safety assessment of Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil and related ingredients by B Fife – 2005 – Piccadilly Books, Ltd.

Health benefits of virgin coconut oil by CL Burnett, WF Bergfeld, DV Belsito… – … journal of toxicology, 2011 –

Final report on the safety assessment of cocamide MEA by EV Carandang – INDIAN COCONUT JOURNAL-COCHIN-, 2008 –

Virgin Coconut Oil: Nature’s Miracle Medicine by FA Andersen – International Journal of Toxicology, 1999 –

Health Benefits of Coconut Oil by B Fife – 2006 –

Coconut Oil: Discover the Key to Vibrant Health by R Schilling – Health, 2015 –

101 Amazing Uses for Coconut Oil: Reduce Wrinkles, Balance Hormones, Clean a Hairbrush and 98 More! by S Gursche – 2008 –