How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar Eye Drops for Pterygium

| Modified on Jul 07, 2024

  • 1 teaspoon raw and organic apple cider vinegar
  • 3 teaspoons distilled or filtered water
  • Mix together

Place one drop of the solution into the affected eye twice daily.

This solution will sting initially! However, most find that the relief is worth that initial sting.

If you find the solution is too strong for you, try a weaker apple cider vinegar solution.

  • 1 teaspoon raw and organic apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup distilled or filtered water
  • This solution may sting as well but not as much.
  • It will also likely take longer to experience results.

Notes and Cautions

  • Use only raw and organic apple cider vinegar!
  • Use distilled or filtered water!
  • Store the solution in a glass jar and use an eyedropper to drop the resulting solution into your eyes.
  • Taking a teaspoon or two of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water internally each day in addition to the apple cider vinegar eye drops may be of benefit as well.

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Posted by Nelson Ngwueche (Nigeria ) on 03/24/2018

I have had pterygium in both eyes for 3 years. I looked online for a natural solution to the problem since I couldn't afford surgery which is not only too costly but will not provide a permanent solution as pterygium is said to reappear after surgery. I came across this website. I mixed 4 part water and 1 part ACV and applied that very night. I woke in the morning and was surprised to notice the pterygium had shrunk a little. I have been using this solution for 2 months and the pterygium is almost gone.

However, note that the solution stings a little but subsides moments after. I encourage any one with pterygium to try it. My only regret is that I didn't take pictures of the stage of the pterygium before treatment. I personally want to thank the folks at earth clinic for making this known to us.

Replied by Margy
(Sydney, Australia)

Hi. I have been using the Apple Cider Vinegar drops for 4 months now though the white blob pterygium is still on my cornea, so far the Apple Cider Vinegar has helped with the redness and irritation but white fleshy part is still on the rim of the iris. How ling did it take for yours to go completely?

Replied by Margy
(Sydney, Australia)

Hi did your pterygium go completely? If so, how long did it take?

Replied by Bruno

Olá, tudo bem?

Eu tenho 22 anos e desde os meus 16 anos eu tenho pterigio, vi seu depoimento no site, vc poderia mi ajudar, no ensinado como eu faço a receita. Por favor, obrigado.

Google Translation from Portuguese:

Hello, how are you?

I am 22 years old and since I was 16 years old I have pterygium, I saw your testimony on the website, you could help me in teaching me how to make the recipe. Please thank you.

(Sydney Australia)

Hi, I mix 1 part organic apple cider vinegar with the mother and mix it with 4 parts of more distilled or demineralised water. I put drops in my eyes throughout the day. If the mix is too strong for your eyes then add more water. I still have my pterygium but my eye feels a lot better and it's not as red as it was before.

Replied by Cam
(Shepherdstown, Wv)

Hey did you really lose vision in one eye because of this?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Peter (Australia) on 01/07/2018

I have a pterygium that was causing my great discomfort.

My eyes were getting infected every 3 to 4 weeks and were prone to getting bloodshot most of the time. And at night after computer and TV screen use, they would feel very uncomfortable and feel 'gritty' and I had trouble keeping that eye open due to the discomfort. This post put me onto Apple Cider Vinegar and after only a few days, the discomfort was far less. Now after 6 weeks of use, my eyes feel terrific...not bloodshot and no discomfort. However the 1:3 dilution was too aggressive and so I went for 1:5. Still stings and takes a bit of getting used to but I have had no side effects, except positive ones. Truly very happy

Replied by Michael

I have a pterygium eye (right eye) that started affected my vision, reddish and very discomfort, but when I started using the Apple cider vinegar thus 1:3 of distilled water, since from 8/02/18 to today 13/02/188, I have not seen any positive results but rather negative results, because I can't see any more(right eye), and its now very very reddish, discomfort and painful. I want your advice please


Since I read your comment. I now doubt ACV ... did you get any reply? How is your eye? I'm trying to look for solutions :)

Replied by Tobbi
(Thimphu, Bhutan)

I too have ptregyuim and I started using ACV from yesterday as instructed on the page. However now the eye has turned more red. It this normal? Please in need of suggestions.

Replied by Gen B.
(New Mexico)

I am a nurse practitioner. This is a little late, I hope you sought medical attention.

Replied by Margy
(Sydney, Australia)

Hi Peter I have pterygium in both eyes. I've been using the Acv drops for 6 months now, redness has improved but still have the white blob on my iris. Did yours go completely if so how long did it take?

Replied by Margy
(Sydney Australia)

Hi did you guys have success with the ACV treatment did it make your pterygium go away completely? I have been doing the ACV drops with distilled water in my eyes for 7 months while it has helped with the redness the white blob is still there touching the coloured part of my eye. If you did cure it please say exactly what you did and whether you took supplements also? if you wore special eyewear too? whether you used lubricating eyedrops in addition to the Apple Cider Vinegar drops. thank you

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Posted by Jayne (Manawatu-Wanganui) on 12/26/2017

Not much improvement but hopeful.

I have just been diagnosed with penguecular in both eyes which has been causing ityness and watery eyes for years. I always thought it was allergies so did the doctor so was treatng it as such. I have been using antihistmine which has had no effect (because it wasn't hayfever! ). Now I know what it is I can better help myself. I read here about ACV so have been using the ACV (with mother) recipe for about three weeks three times a day. Stings like crazy and eyes go a little blood shot for a few seconds. I'm presuming this is bringing nutrients to the eye? I haven't noticed any shrinking yet. When they start to feel a little itchy I put more drops in and it seems to give relief. I'm hopeful it might shrink the pings but just take time so I'll persevere. I will update in a few months.

Replied by Shirley

Hi I was wondering if the Apple Cider Vinegar drops shrank your pinguecula.

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Posted by Nichole (Caribbean) on 12/02/2017

ACV is the best my friend used it for 4 -5 months and this thing had already grown on the black part of his eyes AMAZINGLY after 4 -5 months of ACV, 1 teaspoon ACV and 3 teaspoons of water 3 times a day. It is almost completely gone. Be consistent and patient. I also have the same thing and have been using it for well over 1.5 months and seeing a big difference, white eyes, itchiness, and irritation are so much better now and even the growth is minimized. I will follow up in the future after a few months. Our doctors told us that the surgery should be the last option and is almost not advised as the regrowth will be worst. We were also advised to wear special sunglasses which were super expensive but isn't a bad idea to keep the direct UV rays out.

Replied by Colette

Hi, post is unclear. Did you just drink the Apple Cider Vinegar or put it into ur eye?

Replied by Aurora

Thanks for your post. I have surfers eye on both eyes, it is very uncomfortable soecially driving. I'm so hopeful. I hope this really works. Do you happen to have photos of before and after?

Replied by Dorcas

Was also asking if you just drink or drop them on your eyes?

Replied by Margy
(Sydney, Australia)

Hi Nicole, did the pterygium go completely?

Replied by Margy
(Sydney, Australia)

Hi Nicole, did the pterygium go completely?

Also, how did you do this treatment. Did you use it as an eye wash or drink it?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Bett (Queensland, Australia ) on 09/29/2017

I checked Earth Clinic for pinguecula remedies but none came up. I searched pterygium and saw many good results with Apple Cider vinegar so I thought I'd try it.

Ive had a small pinguecula in my right eye for a few years now and a slightly larger one in my left eye. They would occasionally become irritated and itchy but for me I mostly hated the look of them! I felt self conscious of my eyes and didn't like that they always seemed yellowish and not clear.

I used the diluted Apple Cider Vinegar as directed on the website. (1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar plus 3 teaspoons distilled or filtered water) 1-2 drops in each eye 2-3 times a day.

It stings!! But only for a few seconds. At first I thought "Oh gosh, what have I done!?"


It works!!! 3 weeks later one is completely gone, and the other one is nothing but A mere speck! Completely unnoticeable unless I look very closely! My eyes are clear and really white again. I am so happy!!

Replied by Guillermo

Any particular apple cider vinegar brand?

EC: Organic and raw apple cider vinegar...

Replied by Crystal
(San Diego)

Hi, I was wondering if you keep the solution at room temperature or store it in the fridge?

Replied by Syed

Hello Everyone, I feel good after reading all your feedback and real time experience using ACV and getting good results as well. Me too suffering from the same issue from last 2 years it's irritating me hole day and eyes getting red as well still not found any good treatment in India, I would like to make a request here for guide me with how to use ACV and brand name as well so that I can buy same quality, and secondly guide the complete protocol.

please let me know if you need further details as well and I am eagrly waiting for your response, hope I getting good results over here.

Replied by Bree
(Queensland, Australia)

I had mine at room temp- next to the bathroom sink to remind me to put them in! Perhaps keeping them in the fridge might lessen the sting? Not sure.

Replied by Angela
(San Antonio, Tx)

I have Pinguecula. It's very yellow, burns, itching etc.


Angela, I also have a pinguecula have you tried this solution on yours yet? If so how were your results??

Replied by Guilherme
(Porto, Portugal)

I'm afraid Pterygium is not directly related to UV light but to geoengineerineg airborne pollution. Mind noticing that the exact day or days after airplanes make trails in the sky, eyes start to itch and skin as well. It took me a while to realize there is a clear correlation between the two. I just did because a colleague at work had exactly the same reactions as me, and it often coincided with abnormal sky patterns.

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Posted by Kauaiguy (Hawaii) on 05/30/2017

Apple Cider with mother, diluted 1/3 with refresh.

used for 9 months now, and I started right after eye doctor said my Pterygium is growing back after having it surgically removed. I had my check up at 6 months of using the solution, and the eye doctors photos of my eyes shows no new growth, and actually to me, looked a little better. Its now 9 months later, drops few times a day..and my eyes do feel better, and looks as Pterygium is not growing. I didn't want to report until I felt my study was thorough. I have gotten used to the slight burn of the Apple Cider vinegar, but the relief outweighs that.

Replied by Angelique

Hi there.

Has anyone had their pterygium totally go away with acv?

I've just started, but I'm too scared to carry on because I'm scared it get worse and I do not have 35k for a surgery! So scared I go blind or something ridiculous. I don't mind the sting, just really worried it'll get worse instead of better. I only have it in my left eye but now my right eye is starting to 'fold' or wrinkle, so it's like it's coming out in my right eye as well. Please advise?

Just want it to go away :(

Replied by Johnny
(Los Angeles)

How many drops do you put on your eyes and how often?

Replied by Angelique

Once every morning, it's about 3 drops.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Natalie (Abu Dhabi City) on 02/25/2017

Good Afternoon,

I had a ptyregium in both eyes, and I applied apple cider vinegar for it for one month already and I felt it worsen, I can't see from a far anymore. Can someone advice please? Thank you.

Replied by Selena

Maybe you didn't put enough water or it wasn't organic . I been using it and my eyes feel great and the ptergyium are small :)

Replied by Nick
(San Diego)

Hello, does anyone have a current update please. I have been using ACV "with the mother" organic, for a week now and not seeing much improvement. (1-3 ratio twice a day) My eyes are still red. Wondering if I should continue. Are there any current updates that people's pterygiums are shrinking in size. I will post in a few weeks to let you know if the redness or size has improved.

Replied by Coco
(Flat Earth)

If your eyes are red, try using vitamin c eyedrops. But make them yourself.

Get a dark glass dropper bottle.

Get pure vitamin c powder.

Mix to 10% with clean water.

Keep in the fridge.

When you put the eyedrops in, it will sting for about 10-20 seconds. After that, your eyes will feel beautifully moisturised. For the first few days you will want to put the eyedrops in several times a day (despite the stinging). Then, when the vit c levels in your occular fluid get fully topped up, you can reduce the amount to once a day or once every couple of days.

If you work at a computer, vit c eyedrops are very beneficial.

Replied by Timmy

Dear Natalie,

Read your post however you did not mention your dilution of the Apple Cider Vinegar and I cannot say for sure what's the cause of it but I've been using the Apple Cider Vinegar drops now for 3 months and so far it has brought so much relief compared to castor oil drops before and the numerous eyedrops my doctor prescribed to me. I feel like my eye with pterygium is so much normal although its still there and slowly fading. Before the Apple Cider Vinegar concoction, my eye was always red, very sensitive and heavy. If it wasn't working it would have been the other way around, right? On the other hand, I cannot speak for you as we have different physical attributes and maybe the Apple Cider Vinegar doesn't work for everyone.

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Posted by Ray (South Africa) on 12/18/2016

Thought my eye would burst one day. Saw one specialist who told me I had to go for eye ope to remove the pterygium. Half of the cornea right eye was covered with the white stuff.It was bad ... And watery all the time. My dad who had cancer advised me to use Acv.

I started by making 1 part Apple Cider Vinegar and 3 part water. I would put drops into the affected eye. I tried this for about 6 months. Size of the pterygiun dropped. Wanna tell you something today. 2 weeks ago I started drinking Acv, one glass of water warm with 2 table spoons of Apple Cider Vinegar first thing in the morning and at bedtime.

Whaasaa results were shocking. Black part of the eye is coming out after 7 years. I have put my glasses away.... Unbelievable.

Replied by Timmy Barza
(Roxas City, Capiz)

Dear ray, I'm quite pleased with your post. I've tried ACV before but only for 1 wk due to the stinging effect. I couldn't handle it so I shifted to castor oil drops. However, after like 2 months nothing has happened although the condition of my left eye which is affected with pterygium has so much improved. No more dry ans gritty feeling.

Maybe out of frustration I returned to ACV drops just recently like 2 wks ago. To handle the stinging effect I diluted 10 parts distilled water and 1 part ACV. With this dilution I can somehow manage it and my eye is so much normal than before. The pterygium has shrunk a lil bit bit but its still there though. I've actually been documenting my treatment from the very beginning. Taking pictures of my eye during the castor oil and ACV treatment and in the process making comparison. At the moment, the pterygium has reached the cornea a few millimeters. With your wonderful news it has given me hope and maybe the rest of the people here who also suffers from this disease who doesn't want to undergo an operation due to its negative feedbacks from patients. Thank you ray!

Replied by Sarah

HELP! I have surfers eye in my left eye which drives me mad! " Itchy red and sore but mostly I am so embarrassed :( Now I can see it happening in my right eye too! I am gutted!

How do you make this ACV/Water droplets? you say 1:3 but how do I do that?


Replied by Mama To Many

Dear Sarah,

I would try 1 tablespoon raw apple cider vinegar added to 3 tablespoons of distilled or spring water. Use an eyedropper to drop a few drops into your eye. A straw works if you do not have an eyedropper.

You can also add a teaspoon to a glass of water to take internally once or twice a day to help heal from the inside out.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Yamiel

Can you tell me what you mean by saying 1 part of vinegar and 3 part water? Did you mean 1 tsp vinegar and 3 tsp water? It's not too much?

And if so why you don't use the mix like the site suggests, 1 tsp vinegar to 1 cup of water.


Replied by Khadija

Hello everyone. When I dilute ACV each time with water I my eye, I need to re-sterilize water every time or just save 1 time and then in a pot of ACV.


(Roxas City, Philippines)

This is a reply to Khadija of Belgium;

What I do to save time is that I make my formulation using the 2 used eyedropper prescribed by my opta before. Before anything else, I sterilize it together with the dropper to prevent contamination. I also use forceps in removing them from the pot. I usually wait for a couple of minutes to let it cool off a bit so as not to alter the state of the acv. I then make a mark on the dropper of which I will use in making the 3:1 formulation of Apple Cider Vinegar & distilled water.

Replied by Timmy
(Roxas City, Philippines)

I'm now in my 5th month with the Apple Cider Vinegar treatment. Never felt better. The ptrerygium has not only minimized in size but the tissue as well. The water production in my eyes has increased greatly. My left eye which has the pterygium feels so much better. I've never experienced any dry, gritty and burning sensation anymore. I'm still very hopeful that this whole Apple Cider Vinegar treatment will really work.

Replied by Khadija

Hello timmy .

Thank you for answer my question. I used that ACV and I don't see the different. You must used ACV with the mother and raw? Because we don't haven't here in belgium.

I used only ACV organic . and I have Pinguecula not ptygerium. It also good for Pinguecula?

Please let me know. Thank u verry motch

Replied by Elke

Of course you can buy raw organic apple cider vinegar with the mother in Belgium, in any health food shop like "Dame Nature" or any "Bio Planet" shop.

Replied by Timmy
(Roxas City, Philippines)

Dear Khadija,

If it took years for the pterygium to grow, it will also take some time for the ACV to do its work. I first started with the 8:1 (distilled water: acv) formulation cuz I couldn't stand the stinging effect. Then 5:1 after 2 mos and now 3:1. I guess my eyes got used to it cuz it doesn't sting that much anymore. And to tell you the truth, it feels so much much better now. Its been months now since my eyes were red. Pinguecula is the precursor of pterygium. They are very much similar my doctor says.
If you do not have available Apple Cider Vinegar in your area, try to get it online. A liter is really cheap which you could use for a whole year. I hope this helps.

Keep me posted!!!
Best regards....


Replied by Khadija

Hello timmy. Thanks for answer my question. its a long time that I not use that ACV.. I use now lemon and water.. I hope it work . how now is your pterygium? Its gone?

Please let me know.

Thanks a lot

Replied by Timmy
(Outside United States)

Dear Khadija,

How are u? My pterygium is still there but its not growing anymore and I feel so much much better than before. Now on my 7th month. So you're now using lemon instead of acv? Any results? How do u feel?

Let me know, thanks.

(Sydney, Australia)

Hi guys, I have pterygium in both eyes been using the Apple Cider Vinegar drops in eyes for 7 months. The irritation and redness have subsided but still have the clear blob on my iris that hasnt gone yet. How is your pterygium doing?

Replied by Khadija

Hallo timmy

Ik heb nog steeds die 4 Pinguecula. Dat geel gezwel met rode adertjes in mijn ogen . en heb geen verbetering gezien . ik ben verdrietig. Ik heb citroen sap gebruikt . het maakt je ogen alleen maar een paar minuten wit das al.

Ik zie dat ACV alleen voor pterygium werkt niet voor pinguecula.

Ik hoop dat ACV en castor oil werkt voor mij incha allah . en ik bid elke dag .

Laat mij weten als voor jou werkt ACV .


Replied by margy
(sydney australia)

HI, Ray, did your pterygium completely disappear?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Philshea (Adelaide. Australia) on 11/10/2016

I've tried ACV on my pterygiums with modest success. So I guess I'll try the castor oil and charcoal to see if that helps any. But I did go to the optometrist today for some new reading glasses and I told him about ACV and he just laughed. I then went on to tell him that my local doctor told me that there is no cure for Tinnitus, from which I suffer, ( ringing in the ears. ) But ACV cured that condition in 2 weeks. So I wont be taking too much notice of the optometrist. I had an apendix removed at the hospital a couple of years ago and just prior to being wheeled in for the op a nurse visited me and asked me all kinds of stuff among which was whether I was taking any medications for anything. I told her, no, only multi vitamins and glucosamine and fish oil for my dicky knees, you know? supermarket stuff. She said that theres no evidence that any of that stuff works. I felt like saying but there is plenty of anecdotal. evidence to suggest that the medical pprofession can and will say whatever they like in order to maintain their monopoly of the health care industry.

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Posted by Tesa (Temecula, Ca) on 10/04/2016

I am a 41 year old African lady who got pinguecula in my late 20s. I now live in the USA. This eye disorder is very common amongst African people. I used to feel so helpless. I came across apple cider many years ago and have used it all the time, except I had never put it in my eyes. 3 weeks ago, I put ACV in my hair to make it softer and some of it went into my eyes. It really stung and I was worried. The net day I googled ACV in eyes and came across suggestions of it curing the pinguecula. I tried it and Oh good Lord!! The pinguecula has become smaller in my right eye and it's fading. I am totally shocked.I use the mixture of ACV and distilled water at least 3 times a day. My eyes are brighter and my confidence is coming back. I have always been so insecure and it had become mentally challenging to me because of my eyes. I used to have very bright eyes in my early twenties, but pinguecula had totally destroyed them. Just continue with the journey all of you out there. ACV works. My only concern is that it's fading faster in the right eye than in the left. I will keep my fingers crossed that it will eventually disappear in the left eye. My right eye is so much clearer and brighter than the left one. all the red veins I had in my right have almost faded.

Replied by Kiku
(Tlv, Il)

Hi Tessa, thanks a lot for sharing this great experience. Are you still using the ACV 3 times a day? Any improvement since the last report? Were there any concerning side effects since you started using it? Thanks again.

Replied by Veronica

HI Tessa,

Thank you for your review. I have pterygium in both eyes growing into the Iris (dark) part of the eye, they're big and are uncomfortable at times. So am trying ACV and tap water today (1:3). Will give an update after a month on the progress. Thanks.

Replied by Tesa

Update regarding my pinguecula. Yes it has almost disappeared in the right eye. I barely see it. There's still some visibility of a few red veins, but I am not concerned about them. My right eye is whiter than the left one. I am now paying more attention to the left eye. The ping in the left eye has always been bigger than in the right eye, perhaps that's why it's taking long. It has been 2 and half months since I started using the ACV. I haven't experienced any side effects since I started using the ACV. I always mix it in distilled water and use the drops 2- 3 a day. In the beginning I was so impatient and ust used the ACV straight up without mixing in any water.

Just go with what feels comfortable for you.

Happy Holidays to you all.


Please tessa let me know if your pingueculas are gone please. That yellow bump in yours eyes not pterygium but pinguecula. I have 4 and nobody won ' t help me . I cry everday . my husband won t go outside because shame of it.

Replied by Khadija

Hello. I very also 4 pingueculas in my eye and my life it's changing. I cry everyday . you let no that ACV work. Is that pinguecula gone. Please let me know please. you gonna help my life again. Please

Replied by Charlie
(Ventura, Ca)

Hi Tessa!

Can you tell me, are you diluting 1tsp to 1 cup distilled water or are you doing 1tsp ACV to 3tsp distilled water? I am losing my vision in my left eye as the pterygium is now beginning to grow over my pupil and I don't have time for surgery as my little one has been fighting cancer for 5 yrs now. I would love to make this so I can take it to the hospital with me and treat my eye while at my daughter's side.

If anyone else can help me with this, it would be much appreciated.

Replied by Marie C.
(Jacksonville, Florida)

Charlie, For your little one fighting cancer:

Buy Bone marrow ( Will have no meat and no grease on it)

Add 1/4 cup of ACV

Let it broil on low for 3-5 hours and reduce it to 1/4 of water level

Remove from fire and add 1 full tsp of celtic salt ( flower of the ocean salt. has 90 minerals. Do not cook it. sprinkle after cooking only)

Drink on and off as many time as baby can, can add it to rice, soup, etc.

Voila ..This is baby daily bone marrow transplant to fight cancer. Amazing dose of health here.

It looks like grease when hot but it is marrow drink it

When done with this dose of marrow water, put the bone back in a pan, add ACV to it again and broil. I usually do that with the same bone 3 to 4 times. Marrow is expensive.

The secret is ACV. it will remove the important minerals from the bones and transfer it to your cells and your bones.

Do not do this without ACV or at least Vinegar.

Replied by John

No dont use tap water. Instead mix 1 tablespoon of raw apple cider vinegar with the "mother" (google it to see what it looks like), with 3 tablespoons of "distilled" water in a dark glass eye dropper bottle. Use 2-3 times a day. Good luck and I wish you the best.

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Posted by Timmy (Roxas City) on 09/01/2016

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.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Chelle (Norman, Ok) on 04/16/2016

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!!!!

Replied by Garrett

Do you put it in an eye dropper or how did you get the mixture in your eye? I read that some people put it on the lid..Did you do that or actually put it right in the eye? I also had a doctor tell me he wasn't going to do anything.

Replied by Chelle

Garrett, I put the drops directly into the eye. It burns like hell, but I've been amazed at how much better my look and feel. The red, gritty feeling is GONE. The pterygiums are still there, not sure I've seen them reduce in size, but I've only been doing it for 12 days. I'm still hopeful!

Replied by Rossco

Hi there, any updates? I've been using apple cider vinegar on my pterygium for about 3 weeks. Redness and irration has certainly eased but not sure if the pterygium is getting smaller... Does anyone know how long until you start to see it reduce? Mine has just started to grow on to the iris, so if this doesn't work then it's surgery for me!

Replied by Chelle
(Norman, Ok)

I'm still using it. I haven't seen a decrease in size but the irritation is still soooo much better than it was. I've only used OTC eye drops twice since starting the ACV trick, and would've been better off just using the ACV concoction.

Replied by Mel

Hi, I just wondered how your getting on with acv? I've been using it now well over a month and they are not getting any smaller. X

Replied by Chané
(Cape Town)

I wanted to find out if anyone has stuck with the ACV and what were their end results. Did it completely cure their surfers eye or did it only help with managing it.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Scarr (Ojai, Ca) on 03/13/2016

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.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Ruth (Florida) on 02/25/2016

Yes. I had my left eye pterigium removed. Horrible surgery! It has healed nice though. The surgeon said I had a gross lack of care for my eyes. I wasn't wearing sunglasses.

Now, I do have one in corner of right eye. Someone said the liver is involved. I have a sort of Wilson's Desease with copper problem.

I have resorted to vinegar in a eye dropper. Castor oil which is really soothing. It has been about a month. I will continue this treatments for as long as it takes along with charcoal and sunglasses.

Every morn and evening I do these, and really watch my diet. Not much junk foods.

Peace to the person who figured this stuff out. And maybe I can avoid another nasty surgery with microscopic stitches, which scratch!!!

Love to all, Ruth

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Michelle (Australia) on 01/30/2016

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.

Replied by Ross

Hey Michelle, how long into the 2 weeks of using the ACV did you start to see results? I have been at it for about 4 -5 days now and haven't really seen much improvement... Just hoping to see some improvement so I can stick with it....

Replied by Hayden
(Denver, Co)

Michelle, I was wondering if you could update your progress? I just started using this remedy about a week and a half ago. So far I do like to progress however I bet it will take some time.

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