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Arnica. 3, 1/2h. If Skin unbroken, Arnica 1x, ten drops to the ounce of glycerin, to be applied as a lotion.
Hamamelis , If the skin is broken five drops to the ounce of glycerin, to be applied instead.
Led.200, 2h. from a blow.
Symphytum. 30, 1h. With pain in eyeball.
Orbit.-Bruised, See Black Eye.
LIDS.- Quivering. See Blepharospasm. Sebaceous cyst. See below, TUMOURS.
Euphras. 1, 2h. Acute inflammation of the margins. Locally a lotion of Euphras. (ten drops to the ounce) to be used every three hours.
Clem. 1, 4h. Chronic redness and irritation of the margins (this is sometimes due to hypermetropia, and should then be treated by suitable glasses; when due to other causes).
Bac. 200, gl. v. once a week. Constitutional.
Hep. S. 6, 4h. Irritation with formation of much matter.
Graph. 6, 4h. Inflammation and great redness of the margins, dry mucus on the lashes, morning agglutination.
Calc. C. 6, 6h. Chronic irritation in strumous subjects.
Mezer. 1, 4h. Itching, biting in the margins.
Ars. 3, 4h. Scurf of the margins.
Mere. Sol. 6, 6h. Simple agglutination of the lids. ; locally, vaseline to be applied at night, very lightly.
Internal Surface.-Acute inflammation.-
The same treatment as for inflammation of conjunctiva of eye. See below, Inflammation of the Eye.
Chronic inflammation--(1) Hep. S. 6, 6h. ; (2) cracks or soreness at commeasures. Graph. 6, 6h; (3) Merc. Cor. 3, 6h.
(1) Staph. 6, 8h. After this (2) Calc. C. 30, 6h., (3) Benz. Ac. 3x, 8h. Locally paint at bed-time with Benz. Ac. 3x.
The treatment must be persevered with for a long rime. The surgical measure usually adopted is to puncture and scrape out the cyst from within; but this does not prevent recurrence.
Thuja 1, 6h. Tarsal wart-like tumours. Thuja painted night and morning.
Granular Inflammation Of The Eye.
Calc. C. 6, 8h. Lids closed, red, swollen, painful, burning, acrid flow of tears; stitching pains in eyes, photophobia.
Calendula lotion (five drops to the ounce) used three times a day. If
irritating lotions and applications have been used, they must be omitted, and a weak.
Puls. 3, 4h. In patients of the blonde feminine type, eyes > in open air, < in warm room or near a fire.
Graph. 6, 8h. Where there are cracks at the commeasures.
Hep. 6, 4h. Lids swollen, red, painful, stinging pains, great sensitiveness to touch, pain in brow and head proceeding from eyes, photophobia, pains < in the night, < from cold, > from warmth.
If these fail after a trial of a few weeks, Kali Bich. 3x, gr. ii. 6h. After this. Thuja 12, 3h. ; lotion of Thuja (five drops to the ounce) three times a day. Then Ars. 3, 3h.
Ratanhia 1, 3h. Pterygium. After four weeks, if this has no effect, Zinc. 6, 8h. [Sulphur. 6 may
be given for a time in all chronic eye affections, if the seemingly indicated remedies fail to respond. Acon. 3 may be
given intercurrently with any of the above when the pain and photophobia are distressing.]
Inflammation Of The Cornea (Keratitis).-
Hep. S. 6, 4h. Suppurative, early stage.
Mere. Cor. 3, 3h. Interstitial keratitis, cloudiness of centre of cornea, in syphilitic subjects.
Kali Bi. 3x, gr. ii. 4h. Should this not prove efficient. And if this fails, Aur. Mur. 3x, 3h.
Mere. Cor. 3, 2h. Ulceration of the cornea, deep spreading ulceration without much pain. Should this fail, Calc. C. 6, 4h.
Ars. 3, 4h. Numerous small ulcerations. Afterwards if this is not sufficient, Sulph. 3, 4h. Then Hep. S. 6, 4h.
(When there is much photophobia, Con. 3 may be given intercurrently with any of the above.)
Acon. 1, 1h. If taken at the very beginning, slight turbidity, sluggish action of the muscle, pain.
When lymph is effused and adhesions threaten, Atropine (one grain to the ounce; if adhesions have formed, four grains to
the ounce) must be instilled into the eye to dilate the pupil; internally. Mere. Cor. 3, 1h.
Clematis 1, 1h. If these prove insufficient.
In syphilitic cases, mercurial inunction's (mercurial ointment of the B. P. to be rubbed in) daily on the inner surface of the thighs.
When mercury has been fully tried without good effect. Kali Bi. 3x, gr. ii. 8h.; locally, Atropine, as above.
Nit. Ac. 3x-12, 2h. When the patient has already had mercury.
(1) Thuja 1, 1h.; (2) Clem. 1, 1h. Serous iritis must be treated by operation, remedies suited to
the constitution of the patient being given internally, generally Ars. 3, 2h.
Bell. 3, 1h. (The surgeon will decide when operation is necessary.) When taken at the commencement, if
the disease has not been induced by instillation of atropine.
Comocl. 1, 1-2h. Eye protrudes, feels sore, as if pressed out from above.
Coloc. 1-30, 1-2h. Aching in upper outer portion of (r.) eyeball with hard feeling. severe burning, sticking
and cutting pains, extending from eye up into head and around eye; or else aching pain, going back into head, usually < at rest,
at night and on stooping, > by firm pressure and on walking in a warm room.
If atropine has been the cause, drop in Eserine (two grains to the ounce), and give, if the pains are burning, sticking, tearing,
pressing. Acon. 1, 1h. to be followed, if necessary, by Phos. 3, 1h.
Spigel. 1, 1h. If the pains are intolerably pressing and sticking.
Colch. 1, 4h. Soft cataract.
Con. 3, 4h. Traumatic.
Euphras. 3x, 4h. Capsular opacity; lotion of Euphras. (ten drops to the ounce), three times a day.
Hard cataract, in the early stage, concentric opaque laminae-(1) Calc. C. 6, 4h.; (2) Phos. 3, 4h. Later stages, Silic. 6, 4h.
Calc. Fl. 6, 8h. Flickering and sparks before eyes.
[Cin. Mar. the succus, not the spirit tincture, one drop instilled in the eye four or five times a day, and
continued for some months, is reputed to have cured many cases.]
When due to errors of refraction or accommodation, suitable spectacles must be provided.
(In children, before adopting spectacles, constitutional treatment should always be persistently followed. Great improvement,
if not cure, may be effected, whilst premature recourse to spectacles fixes the imperfection.) Failure of accommodation may
be helped by the following medicines:-
Baptis. 3, 6h. Inability to see fine work at night, soreness of eyes.
Arn. 3, 6h. Ciliary overstrain. And lotion of Arn. one drop to the ounce in hot water.
Oxal. Ac. 6, 6h. Small objects appear large.
Nux Mosch. 3, 6h. Everything appears too large.
Lil. T. 30, 8h. Hypermetropia; presbyopia; astigmatism; blurred sight, with heat in eyelids and eyes; disposition to cover or press on eyes; light painful, darkness pleasant; appearance of a veil before the sight.
Gels. 3, 8h. Blurred, smoky vision; blindness, vertigo.
Caust. 3, 4h. In rheumatic patients, when caused by exposure to dry cold.
Rhus T. 3, 4h. When caused by damp cold.
Simple paralysis of ocular muscles; and after diphtheria-
(1) Sant. 3, gr. v. 4h.
(2) Gels. 1, 4h.
Phos. 3, 4h. In cases of nervous weakness, as from sexual excess.
Natr. Mur. 6, 4h. Weak sight from over-use, when the external muscles are affected, causing aching on moving the eyes.
Ruta 3, 4h. Dazzling vision, smarting soreness of the eye after working a short time; eyes ache, burn and feel strained; from fine sewing or reading too much.; lotion of Ruta (ten drops to the ounce).
Physostigma 3x, 4h. Short sight or myopia.
Sight, Disorders Of.-
Bell. 3, 4h. Colored Vision. Red.
Phos. 6. 3 times daily for one week, then reduce to once daily. Print red when reading.
Sant. 3, gr. ii. 4h. Print Yellow when reading.
Anhal. 3, 4h. Fantastic, of overpowering brilliancy.
As if through a mist--(1) Phos. 3, 4h.; (2) Plumb. 6, 4h.
Gels. 3, 4h. Double vision, with heaviness of the eyes, giddiness.
Aur. Met. 3x, gr. ii. 4h. With mental depression.
Nit. Ac. 6, 4h. Of horizontal objects at some distance.
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