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3 Home Remedies for Fuchs’ Dystrophy & Diet

by Andreea Laza

Fuchs’ Dystrophy, also known as Fuchs’ Syndrome or Fuchs’ uveitis syndrome, is an eye condition, affecting the iris and cornea.

In the more advanced stage, the vision gets blurred or hazy.

Fuchs’ Dystrophy is mistaken for uveitis in most cases, however, only around 4% of patients are diagnosed with Fuchs’ Dystrophy.

In 90-92% of patients with Fuchs’ Dystrophy, the condition usually affects both eyes. 

What Causes Fuchs’ Dystrophy?

Both men and women can be equally affected by this eye problem, and it has the maximum incidence in people in their 40s.

The exact causes for Fuchs’ Dystrophy aren’t known, but there are risk factors that can trigger it. These are: genetics, a history of diabetes, smoking and older age.

There is no exact allopathic medical treatment for preventing or slowing down Fuchs’s Dystrophy, except for medication that improves the symptoms. Corneal transplant is the most common measure for overcoming Fuchs’ Dystrophy with a high success rate.

Still, there are home remedies for Fuchs’ Dystrophy, especially in its early stages, when you experience the sting and itch but your vision is not yet blurred.

Here are a few natural and simple things you can do to improve and treat Fuchs’ Dystrophy that we want to share with you.

3 Home Remedies for Fuchs’ Dystrophy


1. Vitamin A Remedy for Fuchs’ Dystrophy

In order for the itch and sting to calm down, but also to help the eye mucous to regenerate, add a few Vitamin A drops in each eye, 3 times per day.

Liquid Vitamin A helps restore and rebuild the eye components, to the retina. You will not be able to see properly for a few minutes after administration because Vitamin A is oily and it give you blurred vision.

In addition, take Vitamin A and D2 supplements 4 times a day, or fish oil capsules. Try to find organic or natural source vitamins to make the most of this treatment. These vitamins and minerals are amazing for eye conditions, Fuchs’ Dystrophy included.

2. Wheat Bran Cure for Fuchs’ Dystrophy

In order for the eyes to be thoroughly clean, wash your face with wheat bran water only.

  • To prepare this water, boil 3-4 tbsp of wheat bran in a pot of water in the prior evening.
  • The wheat bran water will be ready to use the next morning.

In addition, stop using any eye makeup, especially eye shadows, mascara and eye pencils. Eye cosmetics if used regularly can only aggravate any eye conditions because they irritate the eye mucous.

3. Castor Oil Remedy for Fuchs’ Dystrophy

Grease your eyelashes with castor oil every night before bed. Use a q-tip and apply only a very small amount on the exterior of the eye, on the lashes. Make sure the oil doesn’t go inside the eye.

Castor oil has been used as a natural remedy to help eyelashes grow faster and stronger so it’s not harmful to use it on the eyes. After applying the castor oil a few days in a row you will feel much better and you will see tears forming naturally.

Fuchs’ Dystrophy Remedies


The Best Diet for Fuchs’ Dystrophy

In order to help prevent and improve Fuchs’ Dystrophy, your diet should consist of 50% grilled fatty fish, root vegetable salads (carrots and celery especially!) with simple olive oil dressing, black olives as well as fresh figs.

You can also include fresh dairy products into your diet for Fuchs’ Dystrophy, but in reduced amounts. 

The main aim of this diet is to have as many good fats as possible and eat foods as fresh possible, with little to no cooking.

Avoid alcohol and caffeine because they dehydrate the body tremendously and drink plenty fresh water.

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Other Tips Fuchs’ Dystrophy

Stay away from strong light and avoid looking closely at computer screens. There are special glasses that protect your eyesight from the radiations generated by computer screens that may come in handy.

Get outdoors and enjoy life! Hopefully, the home remedies for Fuchs’ Dystrophy that we shared with you here will help you have a guideline of what to do in your situation.

Have faith that everything happens for a reason and that reason is not ill intended. 

All physical conditions stem from an emotional trigger, that soon enough creates the problem in physical form. What is yours? What are the things that you don’t want to see?

Part of the healing is making peace with yourself. Now it’s the time for you! Stay bright, stay healthy!

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