How to Make Activated Charcoal Drops for Pterygium

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Mix 1 teaspoon of activated charcoal powder into ¼ cup of distilled or filtered water. Store the solution in a glass jar. Use 1-2 drops of the resulting solution in your eyes twice a day.

Do not use a crushed up tablet to make this solution. It is also not recommended to use the contents of an activated charcoal gel cap. These products will have additives in them that may not be suitable to put into your eyes. Look for activated charcoal powder that has no other ingredients.


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Posted by Soange (Douglasville, Georgia, Usa) on 05/17/2013
4 out of 5 stars

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!!!

Replied by Jessica
(Seattle, Wa)
07/31/2015

Hello, I've been searching for the activated charcoal eye drop recipe & can't seem to find it. If anyone has one or knows where to find it, I would great appreciate it. Thanks Jessica

Replied by Mama To Many
(Tennessee)
07/31/2015

Dear Jessica,

Here is how we make them:

1 cup distilled (preferred) or boiled and cooled water

1 teaspoon activated charcoal powder

Mix together. Strain through a coffee filter. The resulting "gray water" is what we use for eye drops. The larger charcoal particles are filtered out, but the finer ones will remain in the water for your eye drops.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Chelle
(Norman, Ok)
05/21/2016

What do you keep the remaining charcoal/water mixture in? Glass or plastic container. Or do you discard and make fresh charcoal water every time?

Replied by Mama To Many
(Tennessee)
05/23/2016

Dear Chelle,

I keep my charcoal water mixture in a glass jar. For applying it to the eyes, I keep the mixture in a small glass bottle that has an eyedropper. This will keep indefinitely. You may need to shake the bottle or jar before using.

~Mama to Many~