Inflammation or infection of the membrane that lines the eyelids and coats the surface of the eye (the conjunctiva), this condition is often referred to as “pink eye”. It may be caused by a virus, bacteria, allergy, or irritation. If caused by an organism, this is highly contagious.
Inflammation of the uvea, which includes the iris, ciliary body, and choroid, this is often related to an autoimmune disorder, infection, or exposure to toxins. Often, only the iris is inflamed. This is called iritis.
A common inflammation, Blepharitis produces red-rimmed appearance of the margins of the eyelids. It’s frequently chronic and bilateral and can affect both upper and lower lids. Seborrhic Blepharitis is characterized by formation of waxy scales and symptoms of burning and foreign body sensation. Staphylococcus (ulcerative) Blepharitis is characterized by formation of dry scales along the inflamed lid margins. Which also have ulcerated areas and may be associated with kerato-conjunctivitis sicca, a dry-eye syndrome. Both types may coexist. Blepharitis tends to recur and become chronic. It can be controlled if treatment begins before onset of ocular involvement.
Corneal ulcers usually occur when the cornea has been injured and germs enter the injured eye and cause an infection. The germs may be viral, bacterial, fungal, or may be a parasitic infection.
Diseases of the eye in which close objects are clearly visible while distant objects are blurred. Also called nearsightedness.
The eyes are not aligned together, and eyes point in different directions. One or both eyes may turn inward, outward, upward, or downward. The ability of the eyes to focus is not fully mature at birth. Strabismus may be constant or intermittent.
The most common cause of corrective vision loss, a cataract is a gradually developing opacity of the lens or lenses capsule of the eye. Cataract commonly occur bilaterally, with each progressing independently. Exceptions are traumatic cataracts, which are usually unilateral, and congenital cataracts, which may remain stationary.
Diplopia or double vision is defined as seeing one object as two and may be monocular or binocular. The sudden onset of diplopia is a dramatic event and therefore a cause for great anxiety and concern. For this reason and because of the serious nature of many of the cause of diplopia, meticulous attention must be paid to the neuro-ophthalmogic examination.
Retinal detachment occurs when the outer retinal pigment epithelium splits from the neural retina, creating subretinal space. This space then fills with fluid, called subretinal fluid. Retinal detachment usually involves only one eye, but may later involve other eye. Surgical reattachment is usually successful. However, the prognosis for good vision depends upon which area of the retina has been affected.
Photophobia is an eye disorder in which is eye is unusually sensitive to light, and the aversion to sun light, which causes extreme discomfort in the vision.
Homeopathic treatment for eyes disorders
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 eyes diseases but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat eye diseases 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 diseases:
Argentum Nitricum – chronic ulceration of margins of lids; acute granular conjunctivitis; cornea opaque; photophobia in warm room; great swelling of conjunctiva; eye strain from sewing; aching tired feeling in eyes; useful in restoring power to the weakened eyes.
Arsenic album – burning in eyes with acrid lacrymation; corneal ulceration; intense photophobia; oedema around eyes; external inflammation; ciliary neuralgia; better external warmth.
Belladonna – throbbing pain in eyes; excellent remedy for conjunctivitis; diplopia; squinting; ocular illusion; spasm of lids, sensation as if eyes were half closed; photophobia.
Calcaria carb – remarkable medicine for eye diseases; sensitive to light, lacrymation in open air and early morning; spots and ulcers on cornea; cataract; chronic dilatation of pupil; dimness of vision
Bryonia Alba – pressing, crushing, aching pain; glaucoma; sore to touch and when moving them
Causticum – excellent remedy for eye diseases; cataract with motor disturbances; inflammation of the eyelids; sparks and dark spots before eyelids; paralysis of ocular muscles after exposure to cold.
Euphrasia – catarrhal conjunctivitis; the eyes water all the time; discharge thick and excoriating; burning and swelling of the lids; free discharge of acrid matter; little blisters on cornea; ptosis; opacities.
Gelsemium – ptosis, eyelids heavy, patient can hardly open them; double vision; orbital neuralgia with constriction and twitching of muscles; serous inflammation; retinitis; dim sighted.
Lachesis – defective vision after diphtheria; extrinsic muscles too weak to maintain focus;
Lycopodium – night blindness; ulceration and redness of lids; eyes half open during sleep; sees only one half of an object.
Mercurius – profuse, burning, acrid discharge; lids red, thick, swollen; parenchymatous keratitis; iritis with hypopyon.
Mezareum – ciliary neuralgia after operations; especially after removal of eyeball.
Natrum mur – muscles of the eye weak and stiff; letters run together; asthenopia due to insufficiency of internal recti muscle; lacrymation; tears stream down on coughing; feel bruised with headache in school children.
Phosphorous – cataract; sensation as if everything were covered with a mist or veil, or dust; atrophy of optic nerve; glaucoma; thrombosis of retinal muscles and degeneration of retinal cells.
Physostigma – night blindness; increasing myopia; astigmatism; twitching of ocular muscles; spasm of ciliary muscles.
Pulsatilla – ophthalmia neonatrum; profuse lacrymation and secretion of mucus; thick profuse, yellow, bland discharges; lids inflamed, agglutinated.
Rhus Tox – swollen, red, oedematous, orbital cellulitis; pustular inflammations; photophobia; intensive ulceration of cornea
Sulphur – first stage of ulceration of cornea; burning ulcerations of margins of lids; chronic ophthalmia; heat and burning in eyes; cornea like ground glass.