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Question:
Is it safe to put cold-pressed castor oil in my eyes?           

Answer:
I currently do not recommend the use of any non-sterile materials in the eye. Many years ago, when sterile products were not commercially available, I used room temperature castor oil to treat exposure keratopathy, severe dry eyes, and recurrent erosions.            

See an ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.) as I suspect that safer products made specifically for your condition are readily available.   

Answered by: Richard G. Shugarman, MDDr. Richard Shugarman

Categories: General Eye Health

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