Hi.. I came across this website searching for cure of my left eye with pterygium the natural way. I'm very much aware of the side effects of corticosteroid prescribed by my ENT so I stopped using it. I didn't wanna have surgery of my eye either. Anyway, came across with the apple cider vinegar phenomena and gave it a shot just two days ago after reading all the positive feedbacks. I followed the ratio of 3:1 (3 parts filtered water: 1 part acv). ( I bought the unfiltered/raw Apple Cider Vinegar at the supermarket.) 1 drop of the solution at 9 am and 1 drop 9 pm and honestly, it hurts like hell at first and my eye turned really red for a few seconds. However, I was overwhelmed of the results. Never had the gritty feeling, burning sensation the whole day today. And the best of all the yellowish tissue somehow faded a lil bit and the blob shrunk I think. I will keep you posted of any updates. Thank you is all I can say to earthclinic. You have given us hope for this intractable disease.
OMG, hallelujah to the person who discovered that ACV works for pterygiums!! I've been suffering with this condition in both eyes for YEARS. Nothing has worked, as far as OTC's. The eye doc, actually 3 different ones, said that most eye surgeons wouldn't tackle my pterygiums since they 'weren't big enough'. What???? They seem HUGE to me, along with the severe irritation and redness that never goes away. So last night I gave the ACV concoction a try. I mixed 1/3 ACV and regular tap water (I don't know, distilled may be better). One drop, each eye, and I was totally amazed at how much better my eyes felt. Now, the first 10 seconds you'll be cringing at the severe burning that the mixture caused, but after that......wonderful relief!
And this morning, when I woke up, I didn't have near the irritation that I usually have!! OH HAPPY DAY!! And only after one application. I am ecstatic and hopeful that after a few applications I'll have my nice, white color back to my eyes, and the pterygiums will disappear. I'll post an update after a couple of weeks. I'm soooo thankful that I stumbled onto this website, as I had no hope in sight for relief for my eyes. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
I was following the thread on pterygium/surfer's eye and the use of apple cider vinegar. I have been to the eye doctor 4 times and he has continued to provide Restasis which are drops that are supposed to aid in the eye to regenerate its own tears. I have had very little success with this treatment and decided 2 days ago to get unfilitered ACV. I purchased a small glass vial with a dropper. I also used distilled water and filled the vial with a 3:1 ratio of water to ACV. It does sting quite a bit at first. I have been placing a drop in each eye twice per day. I have to say that even after a couple of days I am very encouraged by the results. Less scratchiness in the eye, clearer vision and even the coloring looks better.
I will continue to post updates as I am trying this treatment.
Roxas City, Philippines
I've been using ACV for my pterygiums for the past two weeks and it has made a huge difference. My eyes also look a lot brighter. Not only are they shrinking but the yellow colour is also fading.
My eyes also not as dry and red. Hoping they will go permanently.
Long Beach California
I've had a pterygium on my left eye about 5 years. I started using B---- ACV about three weeks ago after reading Willie's story and have noticed a big difference. I use a round cotton pad saturated with ACV, and I also use a spray bottle. When I use the cotton pads I put one tablespoon of ACV undiluted in a bowl and then I drop two cotton pads in the bowl to soak it up. I lay down and put one pad on both eyes with my eyes closed. I leave it for 5+ minutes. It stings a little bit when it seeps between my eyelids but that is the goal. After 5 minutes I clean the rest of my face with the cotton pads. When I use the spray bottle I put one tablespoon of ACV and one tablespoon of tap water. I spray it all over my face and keep my eyes closed. I rub it into my face and slowly open my eyes allowing some to seep through. It stings a little bit, but again, that is the goal. I repeat this about 3 times until the spray bottle is empty. Sometimes I spray it on my hair as it is also good for hair. I do this once a day and based on what I've seen I hope the pterygium will be all cleared up in a few months. I haven't applied it directly to my eyes yet but may try to in the future. I would probably start with a ratio of 1/10 (ACV/water) and depending on how much it stings adjust it from there. I suggest people use trial and error in determining what ratios are best for them based on their tolerance for stinging and their skin and eyes' reaction.
Thank you guys for making this website to help and educate people living with pterygium and other ailment. I have pterygium in my left eye and wanted to try the apple cider vinegar approach but I don't knw the right percentage to mix with water. Can someone give me the measurement please? Is there any other premade mixture you can recommend plz? Thank you.
South Pasadena, Ca
I had pterigiums in both eyes some years ago, and was contemplating surgery. I had blepharitis also - a long term problem. I started using diluted apple cider vinegar (ACV), applied with a piece of cotton wool, to control the blepharitis and it worked very well. But the best news was that both pterigia shrank away to nothing over a period of time, and surgery was not needed. Whether this was a pure coincidence or not I do not know, but I am sure that pH had a major bearing on it. I also use ACV to control tinea - most effective. It's all about acid.
United Arabs Emirates
Kochi, Kerala, India
I have pterygium growth in my right eye. Disturbed my body image. My eyes turn red most time. My ophthalmologist prescribed me FML Forte, a steroid with serious side effects. I need to go get the castor oil right away.
I have been having problems with pterygium since 2006 and had surgery twice. Three days ago I read testimonies about castor oil treatment for pterygium, I bought it the same day and have been using it for the past two nights. Im telling you, the results are great. Prior to using castor oil my eyes were extremely red and painful, I could not even look at the screen of a PC. Today my eyes are pure white and the pain is no longer there. Looking forward to my recovery.
Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Just wondering how you were using the castor oil. Were you taking it internally?? I have a pterygium which I am desperate to get rid of. I have heard you can put castor oil drops in your eye to get rid of it??
I just use a q-tip and dip in the Castor oil bottle and have just a drop fall on the tip of my finger and quickly apply to my eyelid. Do the same for the other eye. Rub it in very well and get in bed. It works very fast. I am more excited about my pterygium diminishing and maybe possibly going away for good. Keeping my fingers crossed. So, for me it has helped in two ways and I hope that it helps someone else with insomnia and a pterygium.
Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
New Delhi India
Castor Oil cured my insomnia and a Pterygium on my left eye. A pterigium is fatty deposit from wind/dust that affects one or both eyes. There is no pain, but it looks gross. I first got this while living in West Texas and was diagnosed by an Ophthalmologist. My doctor told me that it is not serious unless it starts growing towards the pupil and therefore, should be removed because it will affect my eye sight. My pterigium over the years was getting closer and closer to my pupil as the years have gone by. I knew that very soon I would have to have surgery to have it removed. I started the castor oil therapy about 2 weeks ago for my insomnia and just about 2 days ago I was looking in the mirror and look at my eyes and had to do a double take. The pterygium is almost gone! It is very thin and is not noticeable at all. I am so happy! I started using castor oil for insomnia and that was successful and at the same time cured my pterygium. Thank you so much. :D
Motown, Ca/ Usa
United Arab Emirates
New Delhi, India
San Diego, Ca
Pterygium: Hello All, I am so excited I don't know how to tell my story. I have had these blotches in my eyes pretty much all my life. I had just accepted it until about four years ago when my vision began to be blurry. I don't know what they are; never been diagnos. I came across the Castor Oil treament and said to my self, it can't hurt to try. All I can say is, those dark brown, reddish, yellowish spots in my eyes have reduced in color and dimension and my Vision has improved beyond my expectation. Where they were brown, they are now yellowish, reddish has disappear; and yellowish is now very faint cream. It is working!!! I see a vast improvement for the time I have been using it, 2 weeks. I am going to keep it up. My treatment:
- 1 drop of Castor Oil in each eye at night (if I know I am not going back out, I start early)
- 1 drop of Activated Charcoal Eyedrop (found here on EC, on how to make)
I let the Castor Oil do it's thing for a couple of hours, follow by the Activated Charcoal Eye Drops
The first couple of nights, I had something like puss all over my eyes, I knew there was more going on there. Thanks EC!!!
Http://australiandryeye.webs.com/apps/blog/entries/show/42045074-potential-breakthrough-using-dipyridamole Seems like there is a topical cure breakthrough that happened recently. However I am not recommending people to go and find this chemical and try to dilute it for use in their eyes. Just that there may be hope! I wouldn't know how long it stays in clinical trials though...
Hi. I am in my 40's and just want to share my success story with Pterygium removal. I was diagnosed with pterygium in my right eye in 2008. I know how awful it is to have a blob growing in your eye and how it gets red at times. Mine was growing on the inside of my eye on the sclera adjacent to the iris. I hated looking in the mirror and thought about it constantly. I did a lot of research and ended up having it removed by an eye doctor in the Seattle area. He told me he wouldn't even try to remove it unless I had taken some precautions ahead of time. This included taking 2 teaspoons of fish oil daily for 2 months prior to the surgery. (He asked that I increase the dose to 1 tablespoon after 1 month but that upset my stomach.) I also was also instructed to take Lotemax for 4 weeks prior to the surgery and FML Forte (a steroid) 3x/day the week before the surgery. He had also recommended that I take Restasis for 2 months prior but I declined this. I liked what the doctor told me - he wouldn't perform the surgery unless my eye was properly prepared for it. He said if he just went in and removed it and we hadn't "prepared" the eye for surgery then it would just grow back. Well, it he was right and it worked! After the surgery (which seemed like it lasted only 5 minutes - he did not do any grafting, just a simple excision) I had to take Durezol (steroid) for 15 days (tapered), then Combigan 2x/day for 10 days and Tobradex 1x/day for 5 days. The surgery was in 2011. This was three years ago and still no sign of the pterygium returning. I rarely think about it anymore and have not changed my diet (except tried to drink less coffee). I have continued with the fish oil over the years (1 teaspoon 3x/week ). I only use Ca----'s Fish Oil (lemon flavored) in the bottle. I fill a small cup with water and add 1 tsp of the fish oil. It doesn't taste bad at all. It is the lubricant our eyes need to stay hydrated and healthy. I feel very lucky I found this doctor. Do your homework! I interviewed 3 doctor's before finding this one. Also, you don't need to tons of money on grafting - at least this was my experience. I wish you luck!