Amaurosis


Homeopathy treatment for Amaurosis from the Homeopathic Therapeutics by Lilienthal. Homeopathic remedies for the treatment of Amaurosis…


Aconite [Acon]

Sudden and complete blindness, with anguish bitter complaints and reproaches; fear of death; total blindness after catching cold: vision as if through a veil, difficult to distinguish faces, with anxiety and vertigo; optical illusions in dark colors or black.

Agaricus [Agar]

Feeling of weakness in eyes without having exerted them; indistinct sight; focal distance changes while reading, first grow shorter, then longer, types seems to move, things look obscure as from turbid water; muscae volitantes; vibrating spectra; nystagmus; if she grasped at any object held before her, the hand did not generally come near it; diplopia from over work at the desk; frequent twitching in eyeball while reading.

Ammoniacum [Ammc]

Dimness and obstruction of sight in the evening, amounting almost to blindness; amblyopia after a blow.

Anacardium [Anac]

Flickering before the eyes during the day, blind at night; indistinct vision; blackness before eyes, with vertigo.

Antimonium-sulph-aurat [Ant-s]

Amaurosis in the beginning; iris protruding.

Antimonium-tart [Ant-t]

Vertigo with flickering before eyes; amblyopia after strong emotion; eyes feel tired, as if the lids would close; dim swimming eyes.

Argentum-met [Arg-m]

Amaurosis of left eye, contracted pupil, insensible to light.

Argentum-nit [Arg-n]

Sight vanishes while reading or writing; at twilight feels as if he would become blind; fiery bodies flash before his eyes; pupils insensible to light; complete but transitory blindness; yellowish complexion; taciturn and apathetic.

Arnica [Arn]

Diminution of visual power, everything looks dim pupils dilated; loss of sight after violent blow.

Arsenicum [Ars]

Loss of vision from use of tobacco; retinitis albuminuria; everything as through a white gauze.

Asafoetida [Asaf]

Mist before eyes; boring pain above the eyebrow; burning pain in eyeballs; of syphilitic origin.

Aurum-met [Aur]

Hemiopia, black spots floating before eyes; tension in eyes, sees things double or mixed up, (<) from straining eyes; strong pressure from within outward and from above downward in both eyeballs; accompanied by heavy, dull aching deep in both globes; sudden amaurosis after scarlatina and during childbed (Aurum mur.).

Baryta-carb [Bar-c]

Amblyopia of old people; weakness of eyes, especially in the evening by candlelight; during the day a cloud before the eyes; after a meal, sensation as of a gauze before eyes.

Belladonna [Bell]

Amaurosis, with much vertigo, pressing pain and feeling of fullness in eyeballs; black spots before eyes; apoplexy of retina; half open, protruding, starting eyes; pupils contracted or dilated; from a cold, from stoppage of menses, from suppression of exanthemata; flashes of light before eyes; flickering before eyes diplopia and triplopia; optic neuritis, veins large; flashes of light before eyes and pains in head.

Bovista [Bov]

Blindness of right eye from paralysis of the optic nerve; weak eyes, without lustre or snap; sensation as of a veil before eyes in morning; all her visual perception is distorted.

Cactus-grand [Cact]

Weakness of sight appearing periodically; hyperaemia of fundus, sight blurred, cannot see at distance.

Calcarea-carb [Calc]

Mistiness of sight, gauze before the eyes, especially when reading, or after eating, with black motes before the eyes, EXTREME PHOTOPHOBIA, with dazzling of the eyes by light; DILATED PUPILS; pressure or feeling of coldness in the eyes. Affections of onanists or drunkards.

Capsicum [Caps]

Pupils dilated eyes protruding; aching in eyes as from a foreign body; red, burning and inflamed eyes; red face; objects appear black, dim vision; anguish, capriciousness, homesickness.

Carbo-veg [Carb-v]

Weak eyes from overwork or fine work; eyes dull, lustreless, pupils do not react to light; black floating spots before eyes; heavy weight seems to rest upon eyes; must make exertion to distinguish letters when reading.

Causticum [Caust]

For sudden and frequent loss of sight, with sensation as if a pellicle were stretched over the eyes; or dimsightedness as if looking through a cloth or mist; black threads or mists; scintillations; photophobia.

Chelidonium [Chel]

Retinitis apoplectica, amblyopia with vomiting and coma; dimness of vision and weakness of sight from rheumatic troubles or after suppression of ringworm; when reading or writing, letters run together and seem blurred; blackish-gray specks before eyes.

China [Chin]

Amblyopia consequent upon venereal excesses and intoxication, after masturbation; in drunkards; nocturnal blindness; hemeralopia; after loss of blood or other fluids; tendency of blood to head; dilated, not very sensitive pupils; letters pales, surrounded by white borders; black motes before eyes;((>)) after sleeping.

Chininum-sulph [Chin-s]

Amblyopia, can only see objects when looking at them sideways; disk and retina very anaemic; peculiar dryness of eyes.

Cicuta [Cic]

Frequent VANISHING OF SIGHT, as if by absence of mind, with VERTIGO, especially when walking; the objects seem to totter and the letters to move when reading; diplopia; frequent obscuration of sight, alternating with hardness of hearing; blue margins around the eyes; photophobia; burning in the eyes; aching pains in the orbits.

Cimicifuga [Cimic]

Aching pain in the centre of both eyeballs; black specks before the eyes, diplopia.

Cina [Cina]

For dimness of sight, when reading, going off by wiping the eyes; dilated pupil; photophobia; pressure in the eyes, as if sand had got in, especially when reading. Pain in the eyes when using them at night by candle-light; dull pains in the eyes, which get easily tired, chiefly in the morning, and aggravated by reading and meditation, colour blindness, sees everything yellow, mistakes red for orange and blue for green; chronic weakness of sight from onanism.

Conium [Con]

Amaurosis; weakness of sight; sluggish adaptation of eye to varied range of vision; feeling of coldness in eyes when walking in open air,((>)) in the morning and on a cloudy day, blindness from sunlight after a sleep.

Crot.-hor [Crot-h]

Momentary disappearances of vision, with profuse lachrymation; vanishing of vision while reading; great sensitiveness of light; amblyopia from grief; muscae volitantes and colored flamed before the visio

Cyclamen [Cycl]

Diplopia; amblyopia; hemiopia; after suppression of menses or an eruption.

Digitalis [Dig]

He sees objects as in a fog, vision diminished; objects appear green, yellow or as if silvered; pupils not very active; amaurosis.

Drosera [Dros]

For frequent vanishing of sight, especially when reading, the letters look pale and blurred; photophobia; the eyes are dazzled by the light or by the glare of fire, they are very dry; the nose is dry and stopped up, stitches in the eyes.

Elaps-coral [Elaps]

Everything seems white, even at night; gray veil before the eyes; on stooping the blood rushes to the head, with vertigo and pains at the root of the nose; can scarcely tell light from dark.

Gelsemium [Gels]

The eyes close on looking steadily at an object; diplopia when including the head toward the shoulder, but vision single when holding the head erect; mist before the eyes; smoky appearance of the eyes; total blindness, with dizziness, THIRST FOR LIGHT; after apoplexy, congestion of the head.

Hepar-sulph [Hep]

Complete amaurosis; obscuration of vision while reading; the eyes become dim, and he cannot read well by candle-light; feeling of blindness before the eyes on rising and standing up, after sitting bent over flickering before the eyes; pupils dilated and insensible to light after abuse of mercury; anaesthesia retinae.

Hydrocyanic-acid [Hydr-ac]

Pupils insensible to light; paralysis of lids; protrusion of eyes; anguish at pit of stomach; vexed mood, despondency.

Hyoscyamus [Hyos]

Dilated pupils; frequent spasms of the eyes and eyelids; squinting, diplopia, hemeralopia; illusion of sight; as if everything were red or larger than it really is; aching, stupefying pains over eyes.

Ignatia [Ign]

Asthenopia and amblyopia in females, due to onanism. Dimness before one eye while reading, as if tears were in it, which is not the case; white, glittering, flickering zigzags before the field of vision.

Kali-aceticum [Kali-acet]

Amaurosis coming on suddenly in both eyes, in a patient suffering from acute nephritis.

Kobaltum [Cob]

Dim vision; darting pains in the eyes when writing, with feeling, when opening the lids, as if little strings were holding them together and snapping; letters look blurred; smarting in lids when using eyes.

Lachesis [Lach]

Amblyopia, with lung or heart affections; retinitis apoplectica; severe pain in and above the eyes.

Laurocerasus [Laur]

Amaurotic shortness of vision; eyes burn and everything looks as if seen through mist.

Lachnanthes [Lachn]

The sight is obscured; while looking at anything fixedly, gray, fixed rings are seen. BRILLIANT EYES, PUPILS MUCH ENLARGED, WITH RED CHEEKS; when reading or writing, a small gray spot, as large as a lentil, is running before the left eye; in looking at one spot or in moving the head suddenly, it gets dark before the eyes.

Lithium [Lith-c]

Hemiopia; amaurotic affection of the eye, when caused by reading, fine, sewing and other steady applications of the eyes; sunlight blinds him in the streets; VANISHING OF THE RIGHT HALF OF WHATEVER SHE LOOKED AT; relieved by eating and sleep.

Lycopodium [Lyc]

Hemeralopia; night-blindness coming on at early evening; hemiopia; vision veiled; weakness of vision after typhus; during writing vision would suddenly disappear, as if a dark cloud passed before the eyes. Amaurosis from aneurysm of the central artery of retina; eyes hot, dim, wide open, fixed and insensible to light; obscuration of sight as from feathers before eyes.

Mercurius [Merc]

Amaurosis in left eye, when walking in the fresh air and frequently momentary loss of sight; black motes and points; much (<) from heat or the glare of fire; cutting, stinging or aching pains in the eyes, especially when exerting them, dilated, unequal, even insensible pupils.

Millefolium [Mill]

Like a mist before eyes, not near the eyes, but at a distance; sensation of too much blood in the eyes.

Natrum-ars [Nat-ar]

Vision weakened from poor condition of health; objects blur when he looks at them for a short while; feels as if he must close his lids to protect his weak eyes; he cannot open lids as wide as usual.

Natrum-mur [Nat-m]

Amblyopia and amaurosis; pupils contracted dependent on menstrual disorders in the chlorotic; double vision or sees only one-half of an object, cannot see the right side of an object; frequent obscuration of sight, when stooping, walking, reading, writing, etc.; frequent lachrymation and spasmodic closing of lids.

Nitrum [Kali-n]

Transitory blindness; rainbow colors around light; colored wheels before eyes; burning in eyes; lachrymation and aversion to light, especially in the morning, after washing in cold water.

Nux-vomica [Nux-v]

Atrophy of the optic nerve; paresis of ocular muscles, (<) from stimulants or tobacco, vision impaired by dissipation; photophobia, (<) in the morning; violent pressure in the eyes, after using them ever so little; dilated pupils.

Opium [Op]

Amblyopia, pupils dilated and insensible to light; eyes burning,

hot and dry; sensation as if the eyes were too large for the orbits.

Phosphorus [Phos]

Amblyopia from loss of fluids, also in Bright’s disease; green halo around the candle; aching in eyes, forehead and orbits, sudden paroxysms of nyctalopia, or sensation as if things were covered with a green veil; eyes sensitive to light, ((>)) in twilight; retinal hyperaemia.

Physostigma [Phys]

Partial blindness, on attempting to write he is unable to see a line; dimness of vision; nystagmus.

Plumbum [Plb]

Retinitis albuminuria; sclerosis of optic disk, its outline hazy, disk prominent and bluish-white; strabismus; diplopia; ptosis; pupils unequally dilated; transient amaurosis, often starting in right eye, and deafness, complicating head affections; cloudiness before eyes, including one to rest them.

Pulsatilla [Puls]

Amblyopia from suppression of any bloody discharge; from metastasis of gout or rheumatism; from gastric derangement; with heart disease; with coexisting diminished hearing; diminished sight especially on getting warm from exercise; blindness at twilight and sensation as if the eyes were bandaged; shining of flashing rings before eyes; mistiness of sight or sensation as if dimness could be removed by wiping; frequent and copious lachrymation.

Ruta [Ruta]

Green halo around light in the evening; mistiness of sight, with complete obscuration at a distance; muscae volitantes; aching and boring pains in the eyes when using them, particularly fine work; lachrymation in open air.

Secale [Sec]

Diplopia and triplopia; obscuration of sight; pain in eyes, with feeling as if they were spasmodically rotated; pupils dilated; skin dry and brittle.

Sepia [Sep]

Dimness of sight, particularly when reading or writing; contraction of pupils; gauze, black spots or stripes before the eyes; photophobia in day time; aching pains over the eyeballs.

Silicea [Sil]

Amblyopia from abuse of stimulants in nervous, sensitive persons; day-blindness, with sudden appearance of furuncles; daylight dazzles eyes; occasional lightning-like flashes in eyes and a feeling as if sometimes obscured vision, with nervous sensations in head; a persistent black speck before eye; momentary loss of sight, with uterine affections, pregnancy, lactation; dim vision after suppressed foot-sweats, after diphtheria.

Stramonium [Stram]

Hemeralopia; illusions in colors, often dark less often blue and red; oblique double vision; light dazzles, shuns light; pupils dilated, or insensible and immovable to light; loss of sight and hearing.

Sulphur [Sulph]

Retinitis caused by overuse of eyes, congestion of optic nerve; blindness after suppressed skin diseases; halo around gas or lamplight; unequal or dilated or insensible pupils; dimness of sight from the light of the sun or when the weather is warm and sultry; sudden paroxysms of nyctalopia; white spots or black points before the eyes; profuse lachrymation in open air and dryness of eyes in the room.

Terebinth [Ter]

Amblyopia potatorum, with dull, aching pain in the back and dark urine; pain in and over eye, (<) at night and towards morning.

Thuja [Thuj]

Amblyopia; blurred sight, ((>)) from rubbing; aching back into the head; the eyes are dim in the open air and when reading; weak eyes; floods of light before the eyes, mostly yellow; when looking into the light of day sees white spots like bottles of water moving about.

Veratrum-alb [Verat]

For hemeralopia; sparks or black spots before the eyes, particularly on rising from the bed or from the chair’ PROFUSE LACHRYMATION, with burning, cutting, or feeling of dryness; diplopia, photophobia, etc.

Veratrum-vir [Verat-v]

Dimness of sight; walking brings on blindness, with fainting; dilated pupils; diplopia; immense circles of a green color appear around the candle, which, as vertigo comes on, turn to red; when closing the eyes, vertigo; after loss of vital fluids.

Zincum [Zinc]

Periodic and temporary amaurosis and amblyopia, occurring during severe attacks of headache and passing away with the headache; pains (<) at the root of the nose, as if it would be pressed into the head; constant weariness if eyes; vanishing of sight, with absence of ideas; yellow, blue and green wheels before eyes, with drowsiness and a wretched look.

Samuel Lilienthal
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal (1815-1891) was from Germany, and became a pioneer homeopath in America. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Munich in 1838. After he moved to the United States, he was hired as Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York College for Women, and also as Professor of Mental and Nervous Diseases at the New York Homeopathic College.
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal was the author of many great books including “Homeopathic Therapeutics”. For many years, with the support of Dr. Constantine Hering, he was the editor of the North American Journal of Homeopathy. Dr. Lilienthal passed away on February 2nd 1891 in San Francisco.