Ptosis-Falling Eyelids Natural Remedies


Ptosis is a condition where the muscles of the upper eyelid lose their elasticity, sometimes due to paralysis, which can cause loss of vision. Causes include the following: cataract surgery as the area is weakened anyway; obesity and fat that causes a weakened eyelid; weakened connective tissue of the upper eye lid. Medical treatment usually involves surgery to correct the problem. Surgery is always a risk and may take months for total recovery. Following, the connective tissue weakness is still evident.


Natural healing includes strengthening nerves, muscles, tendons, and connective tissue. Using natural supplements for several weeks to months will help strengthen this area.


Natural Supplements for Falling Eyelids – Ptosis


Magnesium – for nerve and muscle health (use as much as possible before getting loose stool)


Vitamin B Complex – for nerve health


Externally, use:


Dr. Christopher’s Complete Bone & Tissue Ointment – connective tissue weakness


Comfrey cream – connective tissue weakness


Plantain cream – connective tissue weakness



Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.




Herbs for Ptosis – Falling Eyelids


Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.


Dr Christopher’s Complete Tissue & Bone – to strengthen tissues

Cramp bark – relax and strengthen muscles

Shave grass – connective tissue integrity



Cell Salts to Help with Falling Eyelids


To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.


#1 Calc fluor 6X – connective tissue weakness
#8 Mag phos 6X – muscular spasms, weakness
#12 Silicea 6X – connective tissue weakness



Ptosis – Falling Eyelids Homeopathic Remedies


Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.


Alumina – leas movement makes eyes worse; upper eyelid feels heavy; can hardly open eyes; worse left side; thin, weak, and dry person with chronic constipation.


Belladonna – swollen eyelids, congested, sore; squinting; eyelid spasms; throbbing sensation; inflammation; more on right side.


Causticum – from cold application with joint problems; mostly right eyelid paralysis; heavy drooping; double vision; eye pain; rolling of eyes.


Cocculus – dry eyelids; may have dizziness; eyelids feel paralyzed; inability to open eyelids at night.


Conium – eyelid paralysis; lid heavy, droopy; vision blurry when angry; vertigo possible; hormonal problems.


Dulcamara – cold damp weather affects; achy when reading; thick yellow discharge; swollen glands; sees sparks or like seeing through gauze.


Gelsemium – vision weakness from infectious disease; heavy drooping eyelids; twitching eyelid muscles; due to exhaustion.


Kali carb – pain in eyes when reading; swelling of the eyelids; cold eyelids.


Nitricum acid – sharp sticking pains; severe tearing; upper lid paralysis; angry, easily offended.


Opium – pupils fixed, red, bulging, non-reactive to light; cloudy vision; eyelids hanging and paralyzed.


Plumbum met – pupils contracted; profuse hot tearing; central vision problems; overall paralysis problems


Rhus tox – photophobia; eyes painful; muscles painful especially in change of weather; worse cold; eyelids feel stiff, better from movement.


Sepia – eyelids tired, red, burning; tearing and aching; worse morning and evenings; especially good in hormonal issues at menopause.


Spigelia – pressing pain on turning of eyes; migraines on left side; needles-in-eye sensation.


Stannum met – upper lid swollen with itching and severe pain of inner eye corner especially at night; lots of tearing; better from movement, worse warm drinks.

Zincum met – burning or smarting pains in eyes; photophobia during headache; squinting or rolling of eyes.

One-Eye Exercise for Ptosis

The National Stroke Association recommends any eye exercise routine that forces the use of the affected eye and the eyelid muscles, which will help build the muscle’s tolerance and improve your ptosis. You can do this in any way you desire; try moving your eye in figure-eight movements, rolling your eye or moving your eye in a full rotation. The site recommends performing such exercises a few minutes every hour.

Patch Exercise

You can also improve your ptosis by using the affected eye as your only source of vision. This forces the affected eye to perform double the amount of work for proper vision, thereby increasing focus and movement of the eyelid muscle. It also helps for any double vision experienced with ptosis. You can do this by covering up the healthy eye with an eye patch or gauze. As this can be hazardous, perform such exercises in a safe environment. Your physician may recommend a healthy length of time for this exercise, as it will vary based on the severity of your condition.

Trataka Exercise for Ptosis

While not directly for ptosis, the Trataka yogic eye exercise may help improve focus, vision and concentration in the affected eye. To perform, sit on the floor in a comfortable position while keeping your spine straight. Next, fix your eyes on an object and hold the gaze for a comfortable length of time. You will feel the muscles work as you hold your stare.