Many years ago, when my children were young, we would go on many camping trips. On one trip though, I accidentally squirted myself directly in the eye with mosquito repellent. I immediately flushed out my eye with water, several times, but it stayed irritated and red.
When we returned home I treated it with eye drops and returned back to work and the usually routines, keeping watch on my eye and continuing the drops. I felt more sensitivity to light in that one eye and always felt like I had grit in my eye. After a while the redness pulled away from most on the eye and grouped to the corner, and stayed like that . Within a year it began to fade into a yellowish line towards the retina. Concerned about this change I went to the eye Doctor, who took tests and told me it was Pingueculae, and watch it, if it gets to be a problem he’d have to operate. Still convinced that this is not pingueculae, but a chemical burn, I looked it up and saw the similarities;
A pinguecula (pin-GWEK-yoo-lah) is a yellowish, slightly raised thickening of the conjunctiva on the white part of the eye (sclera), close to the edge of the cornea.
Pingueculae are non-cancerous bumps on the eyeball and typically occur on top of the middle part of the sclera — the part that’s between your eyelids and therefore is exposed to the sun. Usually pingueculae affect the surface of the sclera that’s closer to the nose, but they can occur on the outer sclera (closer to the ear) as well
Pingueculae are more common in middle-aged or older people who spend a lot of time in the sun. But they also can occur in younger people and even children — especially those who are often outdoors without sunglasses or hats to protect their eyes from the sun’s UV rays.
So perhaps the chemical burn developed into Pingueculae. Meanwhile I was just suppose to keep it moist with eye drops. This was a constant irritation, always feeling that there was something in my eye. And I could feel the bump through my eyelid, but I kept it up. Then the issue was the eye drops, many of the kinds of eye drops seem to dry the eye, or burn the eye, so I had to stay away from big brands and find simple salines and not all stores carried them.
Among all this time and suffering, I had developed our Hemp-EaZe formula, healed my broken bones, and our familys’ rashes, cuts, puncture wounds, insect bites, and bruises. Our Pets scrapes, infections, and bad burns. Yet it took me about 10 years before it dawned on me to try our Therapy Cream on my eye! But finally I woke up one day and convinced myself. After all, I knew it was safe, I’ve used it on all the other sensitive places, it’s gentle, antiseptic, healing and takes away pain, so the experiment ensued.
At bedtime, I place a little dab at the corner of my eye, then closed lid and circulated the eye to roll the cream around. At first, I had to resist the uncomfortable feeling you get when something is in the eye, and kept rolling. Then it felt comfortable and I went to sleep. This would be my nightly ritual, Each night the cream became more relaxing in my eye. In the morning, the eye lid was crusty, like expelling debris or toxins, I’d wash it off and be done. I also noticed that I didn’t have that terrible dry-eye feeling that I’d been suffering with all these years!
In the 3rd week I saw that the big long bump had shrunk into a raise ball near my retina and began bothering me again, so I began using the cream during the day too, applying it directly onto the bump. Each morning the bump was crusty. It was just so weird. Then comes the week-end and I’m working on the computer, pretty much like I’m doing right now, and I feel something loose in the eye. I pulled it out, some funny scab looking thing, and looked in the mirror, and the entire eye was clear and white! All I could say was WOW! All these years and I’m finally free of that thing! I confess I felt a bit foolish not trying my cream sooner, But thankful that I tried it soon enough and avoided the surgical knife.