Eyes are the doorway to one’s soul! Eyes reflect mind, eyes reflect psyche, and eyes reflect HEALTH! No wonder homeopathy that caters effectively the ‘mind’ of an individual has lot to offer in problems of eyes. Eye is certainly one of the most delicate organs of the body and therefore, caring for eyes has to be done by an expert homeopath. A homeopath might want to consult an ophthalmologist to rule out certain critical eye problems before proceeding for the treatment. But here one should remember that while treating homeopathically, we should not give much importance to the diagnostic name of the eye problem but its signs and symptoms that point us to the accurate remedy.

There are hoards of homeopathic remedies useful in the treatment of various eye problems. However, one must remember that for constitutional eye problems like cataract, glaucoma, recurrent blepharitis or conjunctivitis, corneal opacities, and/or recurrent styes, one must go for constitutional prescribing after carefully considering the physical, mental, and emotional characteristic of the individual; then only it is possible to impart perfect cure! But one must be acquainted with certain remedies that specifically render beautiful results in varied eye problems so that they can be used for acute prescribing as well.

Here is the list of top 10 homeopathic remedies for eye problems-

(1) Euphrasia-

– Acute catarrhal conjunctivitis

– Eyes water all the time with inclination to blink frequently

– Acrid burning eye discharge that corrodes the margins of the lids

– Corneal opacities with thick discharges that burn

– Blistery cornea

– One of the great remedies for rheumatic iritis that may be associated with partial ptosis

– Almost always associated with bland and watery coryza

– Swelling of the lids with burning, which feels better when in open air

– Worse in the evening, indoors, light, warmth

– Better open air, coffee, dark

– Must be compared with Allium cepa while dealing with allergic rhinitis associated with conjunctivitis. In Allium cepa, eye discharges are bland and coryza is acrid. 

(2) Ambrosia-

– Allergic eye problems

– Intolerable itching of lids

– Smarting and burning in eyes with watery coryza and nosebleed

– Wheezy cough almost always present with eye problems

– Compare with Sabadilla, Arundo 

(3) Ruta-

– Eye-strain headaches

– Red hot eyes with pain in eyes

– Especially associated with sewing or reading fine print

– Accommodation of vision disturbed

– Weariness in eyes with headache

– Excessive lassitude associated with eye troubles

– Bruised, pressure feeling over the eyes

– Compare with Natrum mur, Argentum nitricum

(4) Pulsatilla-

– Pulsatilla is one of the most invaluable homeopathic medicines for eye troubles.

– Bland thick greenish eye discharges call for it

– Associated with itching and burning sensation

– Recurrent styes invariably need a dose of Pulsatilla during the course

– Inflamed agglutinated eye-lids

– Sub-acute eye complaints in venous constitutions

– Sub-acute conjunctivitis associated with dyspepsia

– Veins of fundus oculi enlarged

– All complaints are worse in warm room and better when in open air

(5) Spigelia-

– Neuralgic eye pains

– Pressing pains in eyes on turning them

– Extreme photophobia

– Rheumatic ophthalmia

– Pains in and around eyes feel as if extending deep into the socket

– Eyes feel too large

– Very sensitive to touch

– Worse from touch, jar, noise

– Better by lying with head high

(6) Apis mellifica-

– Swollen, edematous lids that burn and itch

– Bright red puffy conjunctiva

– Prevents recurrence of styes

– Pain around orbits with serous exudates

– Swelling below the lower lid (upper lid- Kali carb)

– May be associated with urinary problem

– Worse heat, touch, pressure, right side

– Better cold washing, open air

(7) Merc sol-

– Syphilitic eye troubles

– Thick, red, swollen lids

– Profuse burning acrid eye discharges

– Floaters

– Eye trouble that starts after exposure to the glare of fire etc

– Iritis with thick corroding discharges

– Extremely offensive eye discharges

– Boils in and around eyes with yellow fetid pus

– Worse at night, wet damp weather, warmth

(8) Silica-

– Day-light produces sharp pains through the eyes

– Tenderness of eyes worse when closed or pressured

– Suppuration in the anterior chamber of the eye, iritis

– Confused sort of vision where letter run together while reading

– Lachrymal duct affections

– Has potential to clear corneal opacities when homeopathically indicated

– Cataract in office workers

– Worse new moon, cold

– Better warmth 

(9) Hepar sulph-

– Corneal ulcers

– Suppurative eye troubles, iritis with pus in anterior chamber

– Conjunctivitis with purulent discharges

– Red and inflamed lids and conjunctivae

– Pain in orbits

– Soreness is marked in eyeballs

– Objects appear red and enlarged

– Half-reduced field of vision

– Styes with pain and suppuration

– Worse exposure to draft of cold, touch

– Better warmth, wrapping up head 

(10) Agaricus-

– Double-vision with flickering before the eyes

– Twitching of lids and eyeballs

– Neuralgic eye pains

– Letters seem to move or swim while reading

– Agglutinated margins of lids with burning pains with red inner canthi

– Eye troubles associated with vertigo and icy cold head

– Worse open cold air 

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