Dry Tear Ducts (Dry Eyes)

Dry tear ducts is a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture in the eye. Persistent dryness, scratching and burning in your eyes are signs of dry eye syndrome. The eyes seem dry all the time, due to insufficient production of tears.

Causes: There is a small tear duct (lacrimal gland) which keeps each eye moist; yet it does not seem to be working properly. In severe cases, corneal ulcers may develop. Dry eye affects more women than men and is more common over age 35.

Natural remedies for dry eyes:

  • Take vitamin A (25,000 IU) for only several days. Eat lots of green and yellow vegetables and drink carrot juice. A lack of it causes small opening to close down.
  • Include enough essential fatty acids, including omega-3 in your diet (flaxseed oil is an outstanding source), along with more calcium.
  • Do not eat junk, sugar, saturated fat, or precessed foods.
  • Increase water intake.
  • Bathe the eye daily with aloe vera juice.
  • Take a B complex supplement, with extra B2 and zinc.