Posted by Kerry Gibbons on May 19, 2004 at 08:55:43:
In Reply to: MSM and eye damage posted by Tommy on May 19, 2004 at 08:43:42:
Here is the only thing I could find doing a quick search of the internet:
But in the mid-’60s, DMSO fell out of favor with the FDA during its testing phase when an animal study, using high doses, showed changes in the lens of the eye. (There have, however, been no reports of problems with eyes of participants in human studies.)
Other sites actually endorse the use of DMSO for some eye problems such as macular degeneration and eye shingles.
As far as MSM, we have had no reports of eye problems from using it, and I know that some people even use it in an eye drop solution. In my case, when I was taking 10 to 16 teaspoons a day of it, my vision actually improved from what it was such that I no longer needed eyeglasses for distance vision (my eyes weren't all that bad in the first place). The optometrist was surprised and said that it had improved by 2 levels of correction, whatever that means.
: Didn't some of the early DMSO animal experiments leave the lab animals with eye cataracts? Since MSM is derived from DMSO does it have the potential to do eye damage? Have there been any reports of MSM users experiencing blurred or distorted vision?
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