Asthenopia is a common term for eye strain, or discomfort with prolonged use. It is one of the most common complaints from patients, particularly school children. Asthenopia is not damaging to the eyes, it is only uncomfortable. A complete occur examination should be performed to check for possible ocular disease. If no disease is present, visual acuity is normal, and the patient is emmetropic or nearly so.
Asthenopia is common is the following conditions
After reading (headache, aching eyes, and tearing with reading with reading are all symptoms of Asthenopia).
In students, particularly near examination time when students increase their reading and studying
In individuals with mild hyperopia, because they must constantly accommodate to see clearly.
Causes of Asthenopia
Asthenopia may result from:
- Uncorrected refractive errors –hyperopia and astigmatism
- Incorrect glasses or misplacement of the optic center of a corrective lens
- Convergence deficiency.
Homeopathic treatment for Asthenopia
Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat Asthenopia but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat Asthenopia that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of Asthenopia:
Gelsemium, physostigma, Tuberculinum, Picric Acid, Causticum, Nitric Acid, Gelsemium, Alumina, Arsenic Album, Sepia, Spigelia, Secale Cor, Zincum Met, Graphites, Dulcamara, Medorrhinum, Conium and many other medicines.