Asthenopia


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


After correcting the defect by suitable glasses, give:

Aconite [Acon]

Asthenopia from overuse of eyes; lids spasmodically closed and have a heavy feeling in them, while the eyes feel very dry after using them; temporary relief from cold water.

Agaricus [Agar]

Muscular asthenopia from uterine disorders and spinal anaemia; (4) cannot fix the eye long even on distant objects; cannot converge them; sudden jerks of eyeballs; twitching of lids; lids heavy as if stuck together, but they are not; eyes feel weak, without any exertion; diplopia from over work at dark.

Alumina [Alum]

Loss of power over internal rectus; dryness of lids, burning in eyes; feeling of stiffness in the muscles of the lids, (<) evening and night.

Ammoniacum [Ammc]

Eyes smart and burn, especially at night by artificial light; eyes injected and throb, particularly in inner canthus of each eye.

Apis-mel [Apis]

Reading causes smarting in eyes with lachrymation and itching of the eyelids or burning and stinging, eyes are oversensitive to light, pains sudden and severe shooting through the parts, eyes weak and not inclined to exert them, feel sore and irritated when using them; burning and sensation of a foreign body in eyes; flow of tears by looking at anything bright; from being near a hot stove, (>) from cold applications.

Argentum-nitr [Arg-n]

Weakened ciliary muscles from overworking eyes, which feel hot and dry, with disposition to rub them; blurring and constant pain when using eyes; marked hyperaemia of conjunctiva with mucous discharge and redness of inner canthi.

Arnica [Arn]

Affection of external muscles, causing aching on moving the eye in any direction; flickering before eyes; (<) when reading or writing.

Arsenicum [Ars]

Violent pains and redness of conjunctiva, especially in scrofulous patients, (<) about midnight and from cold applications.

Artemisia-vulgaris [Art-v]

Neuralgic pains on fixing eyes on any near object, aching in eyes when attempting to read; blurring of vision, (>) by rubbing the eyes; colored light causes dizziness.

Asarum-europ [Asar]

Asthenopia accompanied by congestive headaches; eyes (<) morning and evenings, when out-doors in the heat and sunlight; (>) middle of day and by bathing them in cold water; cold air is pleasant to the eyes.

Calcarea-carb [Calc]

Fatigue and pain from using eyes, on looking at near objects they become indistinct and blurred; (<) in damp weather and from warmth.

Carb-veg [Carb-v]

Affection of internal recti; in reading the letter run together, with pressing, burning, pains in eyes.

Causticum [Caust]

Paralysis of upper lids; sensation of a stick or sand in eyes; dimness of sight; flickering before eyes, as from a swarm of insects, as from mist; paralysis of muscles, especially if caused by exposure to cold.

Chelidonium [Chel]

Letters run together while reading; left eye agglutinated in the morning; lachrymation in windy weather; pain in eye and weeping when reading, (<) from candle light.

China [Chin]

Muscular asthenopia from general debility after exhausting sickness, puerperium, after exhausting haemorrhages.

Cimicifuga [Cimic]

Muscular asthenopia with irritable weakness; sharp pains in eyes, extending to vertex and occiput; ciliary neuralgia on a rheumatic diathesis or reflex from uterus, during climaxis (Lachesis, Sep).

Cina [Cina]

Objects look yellow; spasmodic twitching of the orbicular muscle or of the muscles of the face; eyes ache on any attempt to read and a cloud comes over eyesight, (>) by rubbing.

Cinnabaris [Cinnb]

Pain in inner canthus: extending above and around the eye; exit of supraorbital nerve sore to touch.

Conium [Con]

Excessive photophobia, cannot read long without the letters running together; cannot bear bright light or heat; burning pain deep in the eye.

Crocus [Croc]

Sensation as if looking through too sharp glasses or as though the room were filled with smoke; dryness and burning in eyes, succeeded by lachrymation; (>) by pressure on closed lids.

Cyclamen [Cycl]

Sudden vanishing of sight; profuse and dark menses; blindness accompanied by semilateral headache of left temple, with pale face, vertigo; nausea referred to throat and weak digestion.

Euphrasia [Euphr]

Burning of vision relieved by winking; eyes irritable from overuse.

Gelsemium [Gels]

Weakness of external or internal rectus muscles; great heaviness of eyelids, with difficulty to keep them open; eyes feel bruised and weak; eyes feel hot and when reading letters run together; inability to look long at near objects; distant objects look obscure, except when exerting eyes; things seem double when raising head from a stooping position or on looking sideways; dimness of sight and vertigo; (>) by copious urination.

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.