How to Use Castor Oil for Pterygium

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Castor oil is a soothing and healing oil for eye problems like pterygium. Use only cold pressed hexane free castor oil in your eyes. Drop one drop of castor oil into your affected eye at bedtime. This will cause a temporary blurriness from the oil. It may also sting a bit but the sting gives way to a soothing feeling. Castor oil is a highly penetrating oil. Some treat eyes by just applying castor oil to the lids of the eyes at bedtime. This is also a natural remedy for insomnia, so enjoy a good night sleep while you treat your pterygium!

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Posted by Khadija (Belgium) on 09/03/2017
1 out of 5 stars

I have try almost 2 months castor pharmacy. And I see not difference its worsed yellow bump with red blotshoot. And now I see that its gonna bigger in my left eye. I have 4 and is very ugly. I cry everday. Most people looking in my eyes like see have seen dracula and my husband can notsee in my eyes. And my eyes are very dry. I don t know what to do. Please help me.

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)

Khadija, maybe try natural or Manuka honey on your eyelids a few times a day. Wash off after a few minutes.

Replied by Khadija

Hello Mmsg thank you for answer my comment verry much. Are you have also pingueculas and that honey most I doing in my eyes or outside. Are you also used? Please let me know please. Please.

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)

Khadija, no, I don't have pingueculas. I smear the honey on my closed lids. Leave it on for a few minutes, then wash off. If any got into the eye, it stings a bit, but no problem. Google "pingueculas honey".

Replied by Nichole

Khadija, honestly I tried the honey for 3 months and no difference, I am yet to try the castor oil but maybe won't get the chance because what I have seen is most effective is the raw apple cider vinegar remedy, this thing had already grown on the pupil of my eyes and it is minimizing now, even my friend has been doing the apple cider and now its almost entirely reversed, Amazingly! Sometimes what may work for one person may not work for the other but give the apple cider a 3 - 4 months trial. By the grace of GOD, it will work out for you as well.


Many of us wish people would be more detailed and add info on the brand of honey or vinegar they used and how they use it and applied it to help others out more...Sometimes the info is passed along to help others, but with no real details, it is basically useless if they do not know how something is applied and how often and what kind did they use....

Replied by Laetitia

Since I have started taking my 5 years old daughters' vitamins (I believe kids supps contain less junk), mine has really reduced in is barely visible now. I also drink a lot of water to keep my eyes and the rest of my body hydrated. I've also drastically minimized my intake of sugar and I don't cook with oil. I believe the vitamins help a lot! God bless!

Ps: Always protect your eyes from the sun!

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Posted by Christian (Portharcourt, Nigeria ) on 01/12/2017
1 out of 5 stars

I applied the castor oil on the affected eye for about 4 days but never got better..

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Posted by Ray (Grambling, Louisiana) on 04/28/2013

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.

Replied by Natty
(England, Uk)

Any luck with the castor oil for Pterygium? Anyone kindly give us some outcome with using the Castor Oil? I was diagnosed with Pterygium this week, I have been searching online as there is not cure for Pterygium, only surgery wise.

I am heartbroken and had been in tears over this. I am only 30 years old female, my GP didn't tell me much about it and nothing to worry about until it effected my vision and just send me away. I am seeing another doctor next week and as I want another second opinion.

So I have been using the pure castor oil since yesterday, twice a day into my eye, worth a try and see for the next two weeks or so. If that doesn't work, I am going to try the Apple Cider Vinegar route. If that doesn't work, then I am going to think about having surgery before it's get too serious.

Anyone write any successes stories on here, I would love to hear from you. Anyone know any decent eye doctor in England? Anyone had surgery in England for Pterygium?

I really upset over this! N

Replied by Elle
(New Zealand)

Hi. I'm in my 30's too and mine is progressively getting bigger.

The castor oil didn't make mine go away but does seem to make it lighter. I fully intend to try ACV. All the health professionals I have spoken to all say its tied up with the liver! And that it's an underlying issue. I thought my liver was fine although I do like to have a couple of drinks every day which is hard to give up.

The thought of surgery terrifies me! I will update if ACV works at all. I have also tried colloidal silver in the eyes to no avail :(

Replied by Natty
(England, Uk)
1 out of 5 stars

Hi Elle,

Castor Oil or ACV didn't work.

My Pterygium is growing, I had mine almost a year now. I am sure I am developing another one in my left eye. :(

Surgery is the only way to remove this ugly Pterygium, my ophthalmologist said he will remove it and seeing him soon to discuss surgery. I am worry about reoccurrence, it could come back.

Replied by Ms.v
(Virginia, US)

I was diagnosed having Pterygium in both eyes in 1997, after prior years, eye specialists finally detected the condition. Surgery on my left eye failed, leaving the eye butchered and they say the eye (L) is, "Gone! " Pterygium is not my friend and I will never trust another surgeon to remove the blobs, because it only reoccurs! I will try the vinegar/H2O, but I trust only God to remove the blobs out of my eyes.

I pray all the best for complete healing.

Replied by Dalsan
(Oregon, US)

Please read up on Dr. Richard Schulze's Eyebright eye wash protocol. has literally hundreds of pages on this man's successes in healing 1000's of people with just herbs and food. He is one of Dr. Christopher's most famous students.

Losing my vision is one of my greatest fears too and I've used his Eyebright formula off and on now for years - it stings for all of about 10 seconds, then my eyes feel very soothed and my vision improves dramatically. I know little about your situation, but search in curezone and you will find many many people who have or are going through what you are. They can guide and support you in healing naturally because "they've been there". EarthClinic and Curezone are the best people-helping-people sites on the web, and for true medical science-not hype-

Don't get discouraged. You've made the decision to get better on your own and the help you need is out there. All our prayers are for your success.


Replied by Ms.v

Hi, Dalsan I appreciate your post on Dr. Richard Schulze's Eyebright and Earth Clinic to get rid of Pterygium with foods and natural remedies/cures . I have purchased ACV With Mother. I'll keep everyone posted as to it's results. I find ACV With Mother to be more soothing. I pray for Permanent Healing from this eye disease!!! Thanks & Many Blessings

Replied by Mariah

A friend who is a top Opthalmological Surgeon warned me never to have surgery for Pterygium. He said it would always come back and probably get worse. Apple Cider Vinegar is the way to go. Be patient! Rome wasn't built in a day.

Place diluted cotton pads soaked in the solution on the eyelids.
Squeeze a little so some leaks into the eye.
Do this before going to sleep.
Always wear wrap around quality sunglasses when you are out, even in winter, to protect from sun, wind and dust.

Best of luck.

Replied by Khadija

Hello, I also suffer from pinguecula. It has destroyed life. My family is broken by it. I also use ACV biologically. But I hope the same is that of America. Because there they use the Bragg brand with mother and we do not have that in Belgium. Hope works the same as ours. I also use castor oil. Both. For almost 2 weeks and see no difference. I will let you know.

Let me know something as well.


Replied by Aruna

Hey, why don't you try dipyridamole eye drops.

EC: Research article we found:

Ocular Applications of Dipyridamole: A Review of Indications and Routes of Administration..

(United States)

Hi Aruna,

It's a few years since you posted and recently I have been trying to find these eye drops but it doesn't exist. the closet I have found is pill form that can be compounded into an eye drop.

If you or anyone else has any other links on getting these eye drops, please respond. Thanks

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Posted by Kamo (Pretoria, South Africa) on 08/04/2012
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Replied by Clear81
(Shenzhen, Guangdong, China)

Hi Kamo, May I know what is your development for using castor oil for your Pterygium? I would like to know what is the brand of Castor oil you are using? In my case, I stop using it since I do not see any effect on it except I sleep deep and wake up refreshed. I just put a few drops in my finger and gently put it in my eyelid where the pterygium is. How did you apply it? thanks

Replied by Jt
(Racine, Wisconsin)

I'm very interested in the castor oil/coconut oil treatment for pterygium. I've had both eyes operated on to remove the growth, and another to remove scar tissue that has formed after surgery on my right eye. The right eye is constantly red and at times very irritated. Eye drops help somewhat but not for long. My left eye gets what feels like a nerve zinger every so often and it's not fun. I have scheduled yet another appt. For my opthamologist to check it out. I have had horrendous pain after both surgeries. Only until the 3rd surgery did I take painkillers which made a huge difference in my sanity and I was at least able to sleep. No body told me how much pain I'd have post- op. And when I complained they looked at me like I was from another planet. I always knew I was sensitive but that was ridiculous. Anyway, I'm now wondering if the oils ( castor and/or coconut) are able to help my scarred eye as well. Anybody have this problem or had surgery to remove the scar tissue? I'm a 57 yr old woman and I'm so tired of surgery. This has all taken place within the last 2 1/2 years, and it's killing my pocketbook and my nerves. I appreciate any help you might have.


Replied by Ashley

Do you put castor oil directly into your eye? If so does it have to be a special kind of castor oil or just any from the pharmacy?

Replied by Mark
(Port Elizabeth, South Africa)

I want to know if the castor oil cured your pterygium permanently

Replied by Jeevan
(Manassas, Virginia)

I saw many kinds of castor oil in market. I couldn't figure out which one we can use for eyes & where we can buy. So is this possible to insert bottle picture.

Replied by Ruth
(Rome Italy)

Castor oil of many types, please could you tell me the particular type? I am really confused on what to do here. In Italy we have more than two types of the castor oil d drinking type and the one for eye lashes .Please pals tell me actual type. Thanksss

Replied by Anotherlocal

Another Surfer from cold UK... It makes stingy sense to try The AVC treatment... Mine has grown aggressively in the last three months.. About to start to treat worse eye... Keep you posted folks! Hope this works!

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Posted by Lisa (Austin, Tx) on 05/31/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Eye Pterygium:

I did three things continuously and it was resolved in 4 days. First, I drank 2 teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar with 1 teaspoon honey with 8 oz glass of water three times a day. I also used castor oil compress with heat on my eye three times a day. I applied castor oil onto a flat cotton pad, secured it on my eye with those press and seal wraps ( in lieu of saran wrap), and got a really hot rag and placed it on top of wrap for at least 10 minutes each time. That helped the thing come to a head. I also bought a boric acid eye wash solution at the store and cleaned my eye out four times a day.

On the third day, the nasty thing in my eye discharged a bunch of yellowy white stuff while I was cooking. I continued with my regimen until it was completely healed.

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Posted by Noddy (Adelaide, Australia) on 11/03/2010

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??

Replied by Aishwarya
(Nagpur, India)

Try Drishti Eye Drops made by Patanjali Ayurveda( Swami Ramdev). It should work very well.

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Posted by Mel (Katy, TX) on 01/17/2010

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.

Replied by Clear81
(Shenzhen, Guangdong, China)

Hi Mel and others, How's the development of your pterygium treatment using the Castor oil? I would like to know because I am eager to try it too on my one eye. Your post has been 2 years ago and I tried sending you a mail but I don't know how so I just post it here.

Any feedbacks from the others who tried it? Thank you in advance for your post.

Regards, R

Replied by Carlo
(Ottawa, Canada)

Hey, just wondering how are you doing after all this time with your pterygium, did it go away? Are you still using castor oil? Thanks!

Replied by Jenni
(Tustin, CA)

I bought castor oil to stay this treatment but noticed the bottle says to keep away from eyes. Is there a particular type that is supposed to be applied to the eyes?

Replied by Prioris

This has been asked before. The reason they put that warning on bottles is because they are required by the FDA if they haven't done testing. This warning circumvents that requirement so cheaper for them.

Castor oil on eye is harmless. I have tried it. You just get a greasy eye ball feeling. No stinging or anything. It will be a fun experience. Go for it.

Replied by Sam
(Miami, Florida)

That means Don't get it INTO your eyes, around your eyes is fine.

Replied by Anita
(Laferia, Tx)

About 3 yrs ago I had surgery for pterygium on my right eye. At that time the left eye was not as bad. Unfortunately during my follow- up visits( 2mos later) the Dr tells me that the pterygium had come back. I don't believe that for a second. My sister who lives in Louisiana heard of a doctor in Lake Charles who has been doing laser sugery on pterygium. I went ahead & had that surgery done on both eyes. It was not painful at at all. In fact it was a success. I've been told that this illness can always come back if you don't take care of your eyes. I'm definitely gonna give this a try. I also suffer from dry eyes. Will try and keep u posted on how I'm doing. Wish me luck.

Replied by Carla

Hello. Has your pterygium disappead? For how long did you have to use castor oil? Thanks.

Replied by Dattatraya

Ask for a pure Medicinal Castor Oil. Ideally I buy it from Ayurvedic Shops. I do not know about Pterygium, but does a lot of good to your eyes. Definitely. We have been using it in our family for generations.

Replied by Susan

Would you purchase medicinal castor oil at a store like Whole Foods?

Replied by Melissa
(Palm Springs)

I'm not sure how to spell it (pinqueclia) but I first got the yellow at 3:00 and 9:00 in my right eye.. then the left one too. 12 years ago. I live in the desert and was told there was nothing to do about it. My diet was poor (the SAD) but not anymore. I eat an anti-inflamatory diet, take omega -3 and have been putting roll on castor oil on my eyelids at night, once in a while for almost a year. I did this for sleep and for eyelash growth. Amazingly, the yellow spots are smaller and much lighter! Not sure 🤔 what really helped but I think it's everything. Clean food, rest, castor oil, spirituality, happiness... good luck out there.

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Posted by Mel (Katy, TX) on 01/16/2010
5 out of 5 stars

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

Replied by Lester

Hi I have a pterigium in both my eyes for the past 44 years it means from birth and I am anxious to have it removed please advise me on how to apply the castor oil. ASAP my email is symple6(at)

Replied by Wayseer
(Motown, Ca/ Usa)

Hi Lester! Just a thought, but I am eating lots of raw organic honey in the comb -with royal bee jelly- after hearing about a radiologist telling a man with severe corneal problems to, "Just eat as much raw honey with royal bee jelly as you can handle, " and that this very serious eye problem was soon healed completely.

I now have no floaters or fuzziness, and my vision is improving! You just chew the wax awhile, then spit it out, if eaten by the spoonfull. It has good stuff for you, and can be spread on warm toast with wax eaten too. You won't even notice, and it's lovely, really good. --T.

Replied by Sylvia
(Rustenburg,northwest Province)

How do I use castor oil? Do I have to drink it or pour it inside my eyes?

Replied by Eva
(Ab Canada)

Do I drink the castor oil or just drop it in my eye?

Replied by Johjan
(United Arab Emirates)

Hello! I have also pterygium in my right eye! May I know what brand of castor oil that you are using and how to used it! Thanks a lot, hope you reply

Replied by Festus
(New Delhi, India)

I have pterygium on both eye, may I know full name of the brand of castor oil that you are using and how to be used . Thanks a lot, hope you reply God bless.

Replied by Athena
(San Diego, Ca)
4 out of 5 stars

Hi All,

Currently, I have a pterygium in both eyes and just started treatment using the Castor Oil treatment. What I do is dip a Q-tip into the bottle of castor oil and put 1-2 drops directly onto the pterygium. I don't know if it's just in my head or not (since I am so eager to get rid of them), but I am already starting to notice the castor oil going to work. In one eye, the pterygium is beginning to fade a bit. I will keep you updated on the prognosis. Good luck! :)

Replied by Eddy I

Hi Athena, reading the comments, I see that you recently started to use castor oil, you can inform me as you have been using? and what results you have seen? Currently I also suffer from pterygium.

Replied by Osmond
(Enugu, Nigeria)

Is there any particular brand of castor oil & how do I go about the application? I used it & noticed a bit swelling of my eye lids. Really wish it works fine!

Replied by Stacy
(Maryland, US)

I have growths in both my eyes. I was told it was because I have dry eyes related to contact lens use and too much screen time. I started using castor oil (aura cacia organic for skin, bought at whole foods) for dry eyes. I have seen many positive changes since doing this. My dry eye issues are gone and my pinguecula have reduced and lightened. I also noticed that my eyelashes are much much longer. A plus I'm sure most women would love. I simply put a drop of the oil on my clean finger and apply directly to the pinguecula every night before bed. It stings a little.

I have only been doing this for about two weeks and am eager to see if the pinguecula will disappear.

Also, in case anyone is concerned, castor oil is considered safe for the eye by webMD for dry eye. In fact, it is an active ingredient in many eye drops and eye cosmetics. The only danger is if you are allergic, so use common sense. If it burns too much or you get red itchy eyes, please stop.


Hallo stacy. Is dat Pinguecula da je hebt in de ogen of pterygium. Want Pinguecula is een geel gezwel in d oog met rode adertjes en pterygium is vleesachtig rood die groeit op u oog. Alstublieft laat me weten. Ik ben gewoon kapot van verdriet.

Google Translate:

Hello stacy Is that Pinguecula then you have in the eyes or pterygium. Because Pinguecula is a yellow swollen eye with red veins and pterygium is fleshy red that grows on your eye. Please let me know. I'm just broken by sadness.

Replied by Eye Problem
(Oh., US)

Stacy: How is it going? any improvement? please keep us updated.... Has anyone else tried this and gotten any results? good or bad? Thanks so much!

Replied by Khadija
1 out of 5 stars

Stacy are they gone that Pinguecula? Please let me know. I have use also castor oil and my Pinguecula are worsed.

Please let me know


Replied by Sanpo

I would discontinue the use of castor oil and get 100 percent pure chamomile tea. If you cannot find it pure go to the herb isle and purchase it loose and boil it with distilled water or bottled water only over the stove not microwaved. Bring to a boil then switch to low leave it on low for 5-10 min. Strain it out into a cup or bowl you can drink what you don't use. Let it cool to room temperature if you have an eye dropper you can use it, if not you can use a piece of paper towel wet it in your tea and drop it in your eyes I would do this maybe 2x per day morning and before bed for just 2 to 3 days tops. Then see if there is an improvement. Chamomile is an anti inflamitory and has anticeptic properties. It cures pink eye in one day in adults and children and is safe to use for almost any pet. You can use the liquid on your entire face too. If this does nothing to improve your situation you should try a fruit cleanse and or clean your bowels with psyllium and activated charcoal and bentonite clay your eyes might be telling you there is a problem elsewhere. Drink distilled water get rid of soda and eat more berries. Fruit is the only natural detoxifying food!

Replied by Harinath

Dear Friend, for Pterigium in eye, I suggest Homeo medicine 'Zinc Mettalicum liquid 6x potency thrice a day in half cup of water at early stage of Pterigium. If it is chronic case use Zinc Met 200 weekly once. It will be cured with in 2 to 3 months.

Replied by Sheila
(Fayetteville, Nc)

How did you apply or use the Castor oil to get rid of your eye condition?

Replied by Raja

I have started homeopathic treatment of Pterygium. I just have very little coverage. Let's see what happens.

Replied by Ravindra
(Andhra Pradesh)


This is ravindra, I also have pterigum on my left eye, using so many medicines from 5years but nothing helped me.

Can you please help me on how to use castor oil in detail?