Corneal diseases

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

Aconite [Acon]

First stage of ulceration. Superficial ulceration of the cornea of TRAUMATIC ORIGIN, or from exposure to the open air; conjunctiva very red, even to chemosis, photophobia and lachrymation; or the eye is dry, hot, burning and sensitive to air. Patient restless, feverish and thirsty.

Alumen [Alumn]

Purulent ophthalmia of children; spots on cornea; staphyloma corneae.

Apis-mell [Apis]

Scrofulous, parenchymatous keratitis, with dim, vascular cornea, hot lachrymation, contracted pupils, photophobia; pustular keratitis, with dark-red, chemosed conjunctiva and swollen lids; pupil cannot be seen through the smoky, discolored cornea; severe stinging and shooting pains through the eyes, with swollen, oedematous condition of the lids and conjunctiva; patient drowsy and thirstless.

Argentum-nit [Arg-n]

ULCERATION OF THE CORNEA IN NEWBORN INFANTS OR FROM ANY FORM OF PURULENT OPHTHALMIA, WITH PROFUSE DISCHARGE FROM THE EYES. Ulceration, with halo around the light by day, and darting pains through the eye, morning and evening; ameliorated in the cool open air, and worse in a warm room. Lids red, thick, swollen; conjunctiva oedematous, and the discharge of whitish-yellow pus profuse.

Arnica [Arn]

Traumatic ulceration, with much haemorrhage into the anterior chamber. (Superficial traumatic ulcerations yield more readily to Aconite).

Arsenicum [Ars]

Especially for scrofulous, anaemic, restless children. Ulceration superficial, with a tendency to recur first in one eye and then in the other. EXCESSIVE PHOTOPHOBIA; Lachrymation hot, burning, acrid and profuse; pains BURNING, sticking, throbbing, pulsating; WORSE AT NIGHT, especially after midnight; bathing with warm water relieves; eyeballs sore to touch; conjunctiva red; marked soreness on the internal surface of the lids, which are oedematous, spasmodically closed, and often excoriated by the acrid discharge.

Asafoetida [Asaf]

Ulceration, accompanied by iritic pains, extending from within outward, and relieved by rest and pressure.

Aurum [Aur]

Ulceration of the cornea, especially when occurring during course of pannus and scrofulous ophthalmia. CORNEA QUITE VASCULAR; patient irritable and sensitive to noise; cervical glands enlarged and inflamed; marked photophobia; lachrymation profuse and scalding; eyes very sensitive to touch. The pains extend from without inward, and are worse on touch (reverse of Asafoetida).

Belladonna [Bell]

Superficial ulceration of cornea, with intense photophobia and some throbbing pain, (<) afternoon and evening.

Cadmium [Cadm-s]

Opacity of cornea connected with slow inflammation and blennorrhoea from injuries; macula corneae covering pupil, bluish, much impeding sight.

Calcarea-carb [Calc]

Particularly valuable for corneal ulceration in fat, unhealthy children with a large abdomen who sweat much, especially about the head, and are very susceptible to cold air, also in deep, sloughing ulcers, found in weak, cachectic persons. Pains, redness, photophobia, lachrymation are variable with no characteristic eye symptoms; pus is mostly bland and the opacity of cornea milky white or bluish. Calcarea, ars, ought to be remembered.

Calcarea-hypophos [Calc-hp]

DEEP SLOUGHING ULCERS or abscesses found in weak, debilitated individuals, especially indicated in crescentic ulcers following purulent conjunctivitis, excessive photophobia.

Calcarea-iodata [Calc-i]

Ulcerations in strumous subjects, with enlargement of tonsils and cervical glands.

Cannabis [Cann-i]

Active inflammation and cornea very vascular; maculae and ulcers on cornea, which becomes opaque and a pellicle appears on it.

Cantharis [Canth]

Superficial ulcerations caused by burns, with burning pains and lachrymation.

Chamomilla [Cham]

Ulceration in cross, peevish children during dentition.

China [Chin]

(China mur.).–Ulceration of malarial origin or dependent upon

anaemia, especially when the iris became affected with severe pain in or above the eye, periodic in character, especially when accompanied by chills. Ulcers found in course of pannus, with much pain in the morning.

Cimicifuga [Cimic]

Ulcers, with sharp neuralgic pains through the eye into the head.

Cinnabaris [Cinnb]

Pain above the eye, extending from the internal to the external canthus, or running around the eye; photophobia, lachrymation.

Conium [Con]

Superficial ulceration in which the surface of the cornea is only abraded; thus owing to the exposure of the terminal filaments of the nerves or to hyperaesthesia, there are INTENSE PHOTOPHOBIA and much lachrymation, lids are spasmodically closed, and when opened a profuse gush of tears occurs (Rhus). Discharge usually slight, pains variable, (<) by any light. Very little or no redness of the conjunctiva. Strumous condition, enlarged glands, etc.

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.