Re: Pinguecula --let's talk about it!
I have a quick update about something that has been helping keep pingueculitis (inflammation of pinguecula) at bay. I've been experimenting with the oil cleansing method for my face. A pleasantly surprising side effect has been that my eyes have stayed clearer than I can remember in a long time with very minimal episodes where my pinguecula acts up with the redness and defined blood vessels. The method involves a mix of certain oils (like meadowfoam or almond) along with a small amount of castor oil. It depends on your skin's chemistry as to how much castor you use, as it is a more astringent oil. I've noticed that the small amounts of oil that presumably seeps into my eyes after taking off eye makeup has had a calming effect. I am not sure if it's slowly dissolving the pinguecula or merely just keeping it moisturized, but I barely think about the dang thing anymore when I look in the mirror. Whatever it's doing, I'll take it and recommend this for others to try! Please note I am NOT applying castor oil directly to my eye and would not recommend that without a professional's advice. I would be wary of doing that, not saying it's totally out of the question. To reiterate, what I've been doing is washing my face with the oil cleaning method, which is also good for eyelash and eyebrow growth, and I have noticed it benefits my eyes.
Hope this helps someone and I'm still open to hearing comments from others about what can help pinguecula or naturally cure it! Surgery is not an option in my opinion. I would just love to have a conversation about natural alternative approaches, since there is so much doom and gloom out there about this silly condition. I get frustrated with the matter-of-fact tone that claims this condition is incurable. I'm all about addressing root causes, and I believe in addition to environmental this thing can have nutritional, or lack thereof, root causes.
Disclaimer: please do research about the oil cleansing method to know which oils are safe for cosmetic use. Do not just grab any old castor oil you find, do the research first!