I have suffered from extremely sensitive, dry eyes since my 20s. The whites of my eyes were never white, white. The whites always had a yellowish tinge to them as far back as I can remember.
I think the dry, sensitive eyes is the reason that my eyes were yellowish and also why I developed a pinguculae in each eye.
The one on my left eye is quite small. The one my right eye is much larger.
So, one day, whilst browsing the internet I discovered that vit c eyedrops were very good for the eyes. Occular fluid should have a high concentration of vit c. I made my own eye drops using water and vitamin c powder (to 10%). You store them in a dark glass bottle in the fridge. Do not use plastic. The eye drops sting a bit for about 20 seconds. I put 3 drops in each eye once a day.
My eyes became beautifully moisturised and the whites became whiter and the blood vessels became less obvious (less red and angry). The pings became less obvious too.
Unfortunately, the ping on my right eye is bad at the moment because I used old mascara and its caused my right eye a lot of irritation. My eye became inflamed and red and the ping became very obvious.
I did try diluted apple cider vinegar (3:1) but honestly it stung my eyes too much.
So, I have now discovered that the ping is made up of collagen and calcium.
I am now going to try a more diluted solution of acv. But, I am also going to put magnesium chloride solution in to my eyes to see if that helps. You see, my line of thought is this: I need to dissolve the calcium deposits in the ping. So, I'm going to use a three pronged approach, vit c in the morning for occular fluid, magnesium chloride solution in the late afternoon to dissolve calcium and apple cider vinegar in the evening.
I will keep you posted on how I get on.
After the surgery it probably took about 6 weeks for the redness to disappear. Pterygium was gone. I kept taking the fish oil to keep the eye lubricated. I believe that is what made the surgery successful.
His name was Michael Gilbert, at NW Vision Institute.
I tried apple cider vinegar and castor oil without success. I then had a look in the homeopathic Materia Medica and got rid of the pterygium by taking the homeopathic remedies Merc Cor 30 (Mercurius corrosivus) and Ant Tart 30 (Antimonium Tartaricum). It took a few weeks.
I had a huge pteyerigium and in the 90's there was no surgery perfected for removal. The eye doctor gave me a steroid that I took as directed, used artificial tears every day and wore sunglasses every time I was outside. Mine is completely gone and never returned. Try this before the expense. Like I said, mine was pretty big.
Can you tell me the name of the doctor you used?
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!