Pterygium also known as surfer’s eye is a medical condition in which there is uncontrolled growth of conjunctiva. It may cause obstruction in vision and may cause a lot of nuisance to patients. It may affect one or both eyes.
It may be caused by airborne particles, wind, sunlight or dryness. It is not usually painful but does cause a lot of irritation. Symptoms of Pterygium are redness, itchiness, blurred vision and inflammation. There are numerous natural home remedies to treat Pterygium.
#1: Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera contains anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties. It contains medicinal properties that help in fighting against bacteria and fungi.
Aloe Vera juice helps in reducing itchiness and burning that is associated with Pterygium. Aloe Vera can be applied in gel form directly to the eye or it can also be used in warm compress.
Chamomile is an effective home remedy for treating Pterygium. Chamomile is produced out of a flower which looks like daisy. Chamomile tea bags should be placed over the affected eye to treat the puffiness and swelling.
Bilberries are dark colored berries used in treating Pterygium. It is an herb that contains antioxidants. It helps in clearing the eyes and helps in overall improvement of vision.
Bilberry contains anthocyanosides that help in stimulating the blood circulation of the eyes. It also helps in treating the nuisance caused by blurred vision by correcting the vision. Bilberry is a great remedy to treat Pterygium.
Parsley is used as a tea ingredient. The tea thus prepared helps in treating Pterygium. The tea can be used in washing of eyes.
It helps in reducing inflammation and also provides relief from irritation. It should be used a few times daily for treating Pterygium.
#4: Green Tea
Green tea has been found to be highly effective in treating Pterygium. Green tea helps in providing relief from irritation and inflammation caused due to Pterygium. Green tea has been used in preparing eyewash to sooth the eyes.
Green tea should be boiled with water and then eyes should be rinsed with its solution. It should be used a few times every day for best results. Green tea bags can also be used. Moist green tea bags should be places over the eyes for a soothing affect.
#5: Fennel Seeds
Fennel seeds help in treating inflammation and irritation caused due to Pterygium. Fennel seeds have been used since ages in treating eye infections.
Fennel seeds can be used to prepare eyewash and then should be used a few times daily is recommended. It reduces the irritation of the eyes.
#6: Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is highly acidic in nature and when diluted with water and applied to the affected eye, helps in balancing the pH of the eye and minimizes the growth of the tumor. It is a good home remedy to treat Pterygium.
#7: Castor Oil
The castor oil is made up of nearly 90 percent ricinoleic acid, which makes it an effective anti-inflammatory. The castor oil helps in reducing the inflammation in the eye and help in reversing the growth of the tumor.
These are a few natural remedies for Pterygium which are very effective in treating the infection. But if it still persists after 7-10 days, one should consult a doctor.