Dr. Norman Shealy M.D.,recommends the use of Castor Oil for treatment of cataracts.
In the book "The Edgar Cayce HANDBOOK for HEALTH Through Drugless Therapy" by Dr. Harold J Reilly and Ruth Hagy Brod, forward by Hugh Lynn Cayce. Dr. Reilly worked closely with Edgar Cayce. Edgar Cayce referred many patients to Dr. Reilly for treatment.
In this book, there are several cases where patients have eye conditions. The notable eye conditions which treatment using castor oil were for pterygiums and cataracts, both of which eye exercises are also recommended.
On page 239: "The late Dr. Mayo Hotten, of California, reported that he has used castor-oil packs over the eyes in two cases to reduce imflammation of pterygium (a growth of mucous membrane over the inner portion of the conjunctiva of the eye) - perhaps sufficiently to prevent surgery.
On page 107, next to the last paragraph, Ruth Hagy Brod, one of the co-authors of this book, worked with an eye specialist who had her practice the Edgar Cayce head and neck exercises for eyes (page 127) which partially disolved her cataract condition.
Here at Natural Alternative Path we as sharing our findings for natural alternatives to surgery. The difficulty with pterygium surgery, is that the pterygium can still grow back. In general, people seeking a Natural Alternative Path to health conditions are willing to take active participation in their healing. In some cases, these eye conditions could be caused by blockages in the head and neck.
As well, use of castor oil packs on the eyes have been found to reduce inflammation. Some people put cucumbers or other soothing eye pads over their eyes to reduce inflammation. Edgar Cayce specifies wool flannel packs to use as castor oil packs. John says that Merino wool is soft enough for the eye area, as well as other small areas like cysts and fibroids for small No Mess wool packs