How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar Eye Drops for Pterygium

33 User Reviews

Posted by Justin (Goldcoast ) on 06/15/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Apple Cider Vinegar for Pterygiums

Big thanks to Willie for sharing this natural treatment, and creators of sight!!!

Posted by Willie Woodbine (Perth, Western Australia) on 06/27/2013

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.

I'm a Surfer, and I've lived on the water for years in a houseboat! As a result of my lifestyle I've battled pterigiym in one eye for years reciently the other eye was starting to get one as well! I don't trust doctors! Especially with my sight! When I found Will's story on the net, I thaught I'd give it a go! It's helped instantly and I m going to continue with the mix one teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar with ten of water till there gone! God bless you guys and apple cider vinigar!!!! Surfers forever!!! Sweet!!!

Replied by Shaun
Perth
01/23/2016

Thanks mate!


Posted by Crissy (Mi) on 06/10/2015
0 out of 5 stars

Apple Cider Vinegar for Pterygium:

Is it normal for eye to look worse before improving? I put diluted ACV in eye last night and now it looks worse! Prior to the ACV I just had the bump on eye with no redness. Now the entire inside of my eye is bloodshot! Please tell me this is temporary and normal.


Posted by Carla (Seattle) on 05/27/2015
0 out of 5 stars

Apple Cider Vinegar for Pterygiums - Starting this today.

1:2 ratio=extreme burning

I am going to up the amount of water and continue trying. I've tried eye drops, eye gel, the ptyergium just keeps expanding. So now trying this. I'll let you all know if it works!

Replied by Jackie
Arizona
06/02/2015

I am also using a diluted ACV treatment, before rising in the morning and last thing before going to sleep at night. It burns like the dickens, but makes lots of tears. There is nothing as soothing to my eyes than my own tears. Nothing in a bottle seems to last or feel just right.

It has receded noticeably. I tried to get a before picture to compare later, but didn't get a clear one. It is still with me and I will continue to do the treatment.

Any idea how long I should continue? It crosses from the inner corner to the color part of my eye, just crossing in.


Posted by Amy (Canada) on 03/07/2015
4 out of 5 stars

I've been using ACV for my pterygium for 5 days now and am very happy with the results. It has significantly reduced the redness, although I haven't noticed a reduction in the size yet. I'm wondering if anyone had used this method long-term? Will ACV actually cure the pterygium or is this just a natural way to control the redness and irritation? Thanks in advance!


Posted by Lynn (Calgary) on 01/15/2015
1 out of 5 stars

Apple Cider Vinegar for Pterygium - I am using 5 parts distilled water, 2 parts honey, 1 part ACV, I mix together and use drops in eyes, I have used for 2 months with no change but will continue, heard it will get rid of the growth on my left cornea.


Posted by Stefan (Ca, US) on 07/12/2014
1 out of 5 stars

Apple Cider Vinegar for Pterygium

I've been trying this method off and on for about 6 months by emptying a visine tube, rinsing it out, and filling it with 95% water and the rest ACV and doing it up to 3 times a day. Yes Angie, it does sting very much especially if not diluted enough. But I'm really not seeing (no pun;) a difference in the size of my pterygium. Does anyone have any suggestions or recommend what works? Thanks!


Posted by Kr (Us) on 06/10/2014

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.

Replied by T Bird
Iowa
06/10/2014

Please update us in the next month or so. I am also experimenting with this method.

Replied by Kr
Us
08/01/2014
5 out of 5 stars

10-week update: It's been about 2.5 months now since I started using ACV (with the mother) to get rid of my pterygium and am happy to report that it is steadily disappearing. I had a somewhat large one measured by length, width and even depth/height that went well into my cornea. I would say that it is currently at 1/4 the size it was when I started. I also started to use it in drops added directly to my eye. I use a ratio that is about three parts water to one part ACV and I put it in an empty visine container. I put it directly into my eye at first but it stung a little too much, so now I drop it on the crevice of my closed eyelids and let it seep through as I slowly open my eyes. I do this once every day. Good luck to everyone.

Replied by Nisamani
Cebu
09/25/2014

What does it mean if you say, you started using ACV ( with the mother)? I was diagnosed with pinguela over a year ago, and this leads to pterygium now. I am really worried about this. I would try this ACV in the future. Thanks

EC: ACV = Apple Cider Vinegar

Replied by Ave M
London
12/24/2014

Hi, does your method also work for pinguecula? I'm trying to get rid of 2 pinguecula in my eyes. Thank you

Replied by Alex
California, US
01/09/2015

Hi, may I ask what brand you specificly used?

Replied by Debbiefudge
East Sussex
01/10/2015

As long as it is organic and has the 'Mother' in. Then any brand will be ok. You usually have to buy it from the health food shop.

Replied by Kr
Us
02/17/2015

Alex: I put the specific name in the original post but per earthclinic's policy the entire name was dashed out. I can tell you it starts with a B and ends with two Gs. Google "ACV with the mother" and I'm sure you'll find it.

Ave M: I believe so. My understanding is that pinguecula and pterygia are the same thing. The difference is that once it grows over the cornea it becomes a pterygia. The good news is that my pterygia has just about receded past the cornea and I will soon be able to tell you if the ACV treatment will remove the pinguecula completely. My method is to buy a .5 oz bottle of generic artificial tears, squeeze out half the bottle, and then syphon in ACV out of a table spoon or bowl until it is full again. I put two drops on my closed eyelids daily and slowly let it seep through then slowly start blinking as I deal with the stinging.

Replied by Margy
Sydney, Australia
06/28/2020

Hi there, did it work?


Posted by Willie Woodbine (Perth, Western Australia) on 06/27/2013
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Replied by Jirahgives
Niles, Michigan
06/27/2013

What ratio water to apple cider vinegar did you use, and for how long? I accidentally discovered that ACV diluted with water got rid of my pink eye which I get every year when spring comes and I get allergies which lead to infections. I was tired of getting torn epithilium in my eye, from aggressive rubbing. Year after year of eye antibiotics also were starting to get old. One time I was broke and couldnt go in to be seen for the eyes. I just randomly diluted ACV with water, about 1/8 ACV to 7/8 water. The urge to scratch went away instantly. After 2 days the eyes had cleared back to normal. So I totally believe you when you say it worked for your pterygia. I have them on both eyes and I am so going to the supermarket to replenish my ACV. Thanks for sharing.

Replied by Osider
Oceanside, Ca.
09/30/2013

I'm contacting re: the topic of pterygiums. I've had two growing for over 10 years now, one in each eye. The right eye perigium is small, but my left eye has been growing and entering the cornea area. I have looked into surgery but came across your information online here and started using apple cider vinger.

My question is re: the application. I am currently using 4 to 1 water to apple cider vinager and putting it in an emptied out/cleaned out visine container and applying a few drops a day morning and evening. Is this okay vs. The cotton swab? If so, how long should I repeat this for to see effective change? Thank You.

Replied by Mary
Yutan, Ne
04/27/2014

To use apple cider vinegar & water the amounts are: 1 Tsp of ACV & 12 Oz's of Distilled water. I would use organic ACV that has the mother in it. Make sure that you shake the bottle of ACV very thoroughly before measuring out the Tsp. Once you add it to the distiled water mix them together very thoroughly. Hope this helps anyone wanting to know the ratio mixture.

Replied by Tracy
San Jose, Ca
10/25/2017

Willie, about how long did it take for the pterigia to go away? How many times a day were you using ACV? I also suffer from the same conditions as you and I'm looking for a cure. Thanks in advance.