My mother is having eye trouble. Her mother lost her sight to glaucoma. I take the herb bilberry. Is there any other herbs I can take? Eye Trouble, Louisiana
Dear Eye Trouble:
There are several herbs that you can take for your eyes including bilberry. Many people also take Ginkgo Biloba and Vitamin E, which are great for circulation, which will help the eyes, however, these are blood thinners, which means you can’t take them with certain medications, especially other blood thinners. You only need to take these a couple of times every week.
You also need to inform your doctor that you are taking these if you get scheduled for any type of surgery and if you have any type of injury, you need to inform any medical personal that you are taking these because again they are blood thinners.
Also remember the kidneys are the organ connected to the eyes so it's important to engage in a regular detoxification program for your kidneys, if you plan on having good eye sight for the rest of your life.