by Lisa Robbins
Conjunctivitis, styes and eyestrain respond beautifully to homeopathy. When the eye is hit by something, a remedy makes a most useful rescue response.
Eyes are precious; vision is our most-used sense. Support and nurture your ‘windows to the soul’ with homeopathy. To help you ‘see’ clearly how a natural, holistic alternative can work, here are top choices for treatment:
Conjunctivitis Inflammation of the conjunctiva (see-through covering of eye) caused by infection or allergy, though very uncomfortable, is usually not serious. You may wake with a yellow sticky discharge or feel a grittiness when blinking. The eye or the lids may become red.
Euphrasia 6c. usually has little discharge with is acrid, watery. Cutting pains, gritty sensation. Less red, inflamed. Worse for wind and light. You can also bathe the eyes with Euphrasia (10 drops of mother tincture with 1 level tsp salt in 1/4 litre frittered warm water.) No more than four times daily . Often accompanied by chills and fever.
Pulsatilla treats a yellow sticky discharge . Usually caused by a bacterial infection
Apis has a watery white discharge and is often caused by allergy.
A stye is a red tender bump/inflamed swelling on the edge of an eyelid, usually caused by bacterial infection of the gland at the base of an eyelash. This can be inside or outside the lid itself. With warm compresses (3 x day) a stye will often go away of its own accord after a few days or a week. Remedies can be given every hour for up to 10 doses:
Pulsatilla 6c yellow sticky discharge (yes, same remedy as above treats this, too)
Staphysagria 6c if Pulsatilla does not produce improvement.
for a Blow to the eye– rescue remedies for emergency. Seek medical help.
Arnica 30c at first signs of inflammation, if there’s damage to soft tissue or the eye socket (caused by walking into door, blow above or below eye)
For a black eye take Arnica every hour for several hours. If no improvement try Ledum (better for cold applications) or, if there’s great pain: Hypericum.
To learn more on homeopathy for eye troubles or to book a free chat with me, Lisa Robbins.