Corneal diseases

Pannus; granular lids, (<) from working over a fire.

Natrum-carb [Nat-c]

Phlyctenulae, with great photophobia and stinging pains; especially in scrofulous subjects.

Natrum-mur [Nat-m]

Ulcers appearing after the use of caustics, especially nitrate of silver; photophobia, lachrymation acrid, discharges thin and excoriating, lids swollen, eruption around eye on face; sharp and piercing pains above eye on looking down.

Nitric-acid [Nit-ac]

Keratitis with formation of sloughing ulcers and tendency to perforation; follows well after Calcarea in scrofulous or tubercular patients.

Nux-vomica [Nux-v]

Superficial ulceration of cornea with excessive photophobia, especially in the morning; lachrymation profuse; pain and redness variable; neuro-paralytic inflammation of cornea.

Pulsatilla [Puls]

Superficial ulcers following phlyctenulae; thick, bland, white or yellow discharge, (>) in open air. Small ulcers in centre of cornea with no vascularity and only moderate irritation of eye.

Rhus-tox [Rhus-t]

Superficial keratitis, with excessive photophobia and lachrymation, so that tears gush out upon opening the spasmodically closed eyes; if a child, will often lie with its face buried in the pillows all day (Natr.m.). profuse flow of tears; superficial keratitis with granular lids, caused from exposure in water (Calcarea carb.).

Silicea [Sil]

Sloughing ulcers with crescentic form of ulceration; small round

ulcers with tendency to perforate, especially if situated near centre of cornea and having no blood vessels running to them. Pain, photophobia, lachrymation, redness and discharges vary, but the latter may be profuse in the sloughing ulcer; OPAQUE CICATRICES CORNEAE AFTER SMALLPOX (>) by wrapping up head.

Spigelia [Spig]


Ulcers with sharp shooting pains through eye into head.

Sulphur [Sulph]

Indolent keratitis with no photophobia and but slight vascularity, but the destruction of tissue may have caused pus to be present in the anterior chamber; pains sharp and sticking as if a needle or splinter were sticking in the eye. ALL SYMPTOMS (<) BY BATHING THE EYE.

Thuja [Thuj]

Ulceration of a syphilitic or sycotic origin; pain over eye as if a nail were driven in.

Zincum-sulph [Zinc-s]

Opacities of cornea, following repeated and long-lasting attacks of inflammation of that membrane; granular lids.

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.