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#452800 - 09/23/11 11:37 AM Inglammatoy Eye Disease - Curcumin
MollyC1i Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
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Loc: Brittany, France (since Nov 08...
Curcumin has been implicated in the treatment of certain eye diseases and conditions, including chronic anterior uveitis, an inflammatory condition of the vascular layer, particularly the iris. In a small study, curcumin (375 mg t.i.d.) was administered orally for 12 weeks to 32 patients with chronic anterior uveitis. The participants were divided into two groups; the first received only curcumin while the second was treated with a combination of curcumin and antituber- cular therapy. All patients treated with curcumin alone improved, compared with a response rate of 86% among those receiving the combination therapy (42). Recently, a study was conducted on curcumin’s potential to treat dry eye disease and to protect against hyperosmosis-induced IL-1β elevation via MAPK pathways in human corneal epithelial cells. Human corneal epithelial cells cultured in the hyperosmotic medium for 24 h showed an increase of IL-1β, IL-6 and TNF-α levels. Curcumin (1–30 µM) did not affect the viability of cultured corneal epithelial cells, but pretreatment with curcumin (5 µM) completely abolished the increased production of IL-1β, p38 phosphorylation and NF-κB induced by the hyperosmotic medium (43). These studies suggest that curcumin may be an effective therapeutic for a variety of inflammatory eye conditions.

Shehzad A, Lee YS: Curcumin: multiple molecular targets mediate multiple
pharmaological actions -- a review. Drugs of the Future 2010;35:113-119.

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#452883 - 09/24/11 05:07 PM Re: Inglammatoy Eye Disease - Curcumin [Re: MollyC1i]
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Help - Can't invent my typoes! Strewth, would ya ever look'at that one... Inflammatory (not what my fingers managed to come up with <DOH>)
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#453346 - 09/30/11 05:03 PM Re: Inglammatoy Eye Disease - Curcumin [Re: MollyC1i]
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Registered: 03/11/04
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Cool! I'm gonna buy some tomorrow.
Thanks!
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#453496 - 10/02/11 07:08 PM Re: Inglammatoy Eye Disease - Curcumin [Re: MNAnn]
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I used to use rutin for my eye inflammation a few years back (an antioxidant) when i had troubles. Not to be used whilst pregnant though
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#455574 - 11/03/11 07:50 PM Re: Inglammatoy Eye Disease - Curcumin [Re: MollyC1i]
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Hi there. Hmmm, never heard of cucumin but I'm all about anything that can help with these pesky dry eyes. Thanks for the info!!
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#455603 - 11/04/11 09:42 PM Re: Inglammatoy Eye Disease - Curcumin [Re: MollyC1i]
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I use Clear Kote. I believe it is the only eye drop's that treat all three layer's of the eye. I have tried everything else for dry eye including heated goggle's. You have to have a prescription for it.

I have some Curcumin. My Naturopath gave it to me for pain. It didn't help the pain but I didn't know it help's dry eye's. I will try it again and see if it help's. How long do you take it before you notice any help? Thank's!

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#455754 - 11/07/11 04:54 PM Re: Inglammatoy Eye Disease - Curcumin [Re: jessxo]
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Jess I am pretty sure Curcumin is the spice turmeric!!

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#455774 - 11/08/11 02:15 AM Re: Inglammatoy Eye Disease - Curcumin [Re: MollyC1i]
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Curcumin and Tumeric are one and the same. IF you can find the fresh root curcumin (tumeric) then better still, as fresh. Asian, West Indian outlets might have - know the 'fresh' is diff to find. It is a great root to use in cooking - mighty different to the dried stuff. Fresh looks very like large ginger root, and use the same: peel off outer thin skin, chope fine and put in cookk pot - or make an infusion like with making a ginger tea.

For dry eyes. Hot water is terrific. Just bath eyes in as hot a water as poss (don't scald yourself!) I like to just stand under hot water shower. But during day IF eyes really bothersome then I soak flannel in hot water and copiously bath eyes (cheap, cheerful, works - tip from my UK Prof ophtho consultant).

Also use single application preservative free eye drops. Lovely. As is N'Acetyl Carnosine, cepting N'Acetyl C is flippin expensive...!!
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