This section is from the book "A Practitioner's Handbook Of Materia Medica And Therapeutics", by Thos. S. Blair. Also available from Amazon: A Practitioner's handbook of Materia Medica and Therapeutics.
Cineraria, Dusty Miller, has enjoyed a somewhat dubious reputation in the treatment of cataract and corneal opacities by the "absorption method." The fresh juice is instilled into the eye, I or 2 drops four times a day, for several months. The method is probably entirely harmless. Different medicines have at times been recommended for cataract, chiefly phosphorus and platinum, but nothing practical ever came of it.