Common Eye Problems and Homeopathy
Some of the common eye problems that occur are:
- Dry Eyes
- Eye Styes
- Corneal ulcers
Conjunctiva is the mucous membrane that lines the eyelid and the eye surface. Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of conjunctiva and is characterized by swelling and redness. Conjunctivitis is commonly caused by: A viral or bacterial infection Conjunctivitis can be cured by homeopathy remedies. While it is believed that wearing dark glasses can alleviate the condition, the truth is the dark glasses only keep your eyes cool and prevent immediate contact of the hands and eyes which can spread this contagious infection faster.
The eye requires constant flow of tears for moisturizing and lubrication to sustain vision. An imbalance in this tear flow can cause a condition called dry eyes and can lead to irritation, pain and blurring of vision. These symptoms aggravate on exposure to wind and cold air and one must be extremely careful of its occurrence during monsoons. Dry eyes cannot be cured but can certainly be managed with artificial tear drops to punctual occlusion and sometimes even surgery.
Dry eyes caused by excessive exposure to wind and the sun, exposure to chemicals, smoke and fumes. Allergy of dust, pollen, medicines, cosmetics and most of the times even by continued usage of contact-lenses Injury caused physically or by radiation.
A stye is an infection that causes a painful lump along the eyelid. This common infection results from blocked glands within the eyelid. When the gland is blocked, the oil produced by the gland occasionally backs up and extrudes through the wall of the gland, forming a lump (chalazion), which can be red, painful, and nodular. Styes are usually managed with wet and warm compresses and in cases of increased irritation and pain, by medication.
The cornea is the thin clear structure overlying the iris. A severe infection of the cornea characterized by open sore is called corneal ulcer. Corneal ulcers cause pus discharge, severe pain and blurring of vision. It could be caused by a viral, bacterial or fungal infection or also by tears caused by trauma. It’s a serious health concern and should be treated by an ophthalmologist immediately.
How To Prevent Eye Infections
- A little care can go a long way in preventing infections and keeping your eyes healthy.
- Wash your hands frequently especially after: Touching your eyes or face. Using eye medicine.
- Keep an antibacterial lotion by your side when you are outdoors.
- Discontinue use of contact lens when you have an infection. After you are cured make sure you clean the lens thoroughly before putting them back into your eyes.
- Do not share your contact lens solution or containers.
- Do not share towels and handkerchiefs as they can easily transfer infections.
- Do not use eye makeup or any cosmetics near the eye when you have an infection. If the infection is a contagious one, then replace your old make up products with a fresh one after you are cured.
- Stay clean: Do not touch your eyes without washing your hands. Children love playing in water-logged streets; this can bring home waterborne bacteria and cause eye infections.
- Contact lens care: Carry your complete contact lens kit during monsoon. Discontinue wearing your lens if there is redness of eyes.
Homeopathic Approach For Eye Problems*
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 you to consult an ophthalmologist to rule out certain critical eye problems before proceeding for the therapy.
Homeopathy Remedies For Different Eye Problems
There are hoards of homeopathic remedies useful in the management of various eye problems. However, one must remember that for constitutional eye problems like recurrent conjunctivitis, corneal opacities, and/or recurrent styes, etc one must go for a qualified classical homeopath who will prescribe constitutional remedy after carefully considering the physical, mental, and emotional characteristic of the individual.
Self-medication is not advisable.
Aconite, Arg Nit, Ambrosia, Hepar sulph, Euphrasia , Graphites, Kali Carb, Staphysagria, Merc Sol, Mezereum, Nat Mur, Phosphorus, Rhus Tox, Ruta, Sepia, Silica, Spigelia ,etc.