Iritis affections

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

Iritis Neuralgia Ciliaris

Aconite [Acon]

In very first stage and in sudden reappearance especially in young, plethoric people from exposure to a cold draught of air. TRAUMATIC IRITIS; ciliary injection marked, pupils contracted, severe beating and throbbing pains (<) at night; sensation of great heat, burning and dryness in eyes; general febrile excitement.

Arnica [Arn]

Traumatic and rheumatic iritis.

Arsenicum [Ars]

Serous iritis, with periodic burning pains, worse at night, after midnight, better by warm applications.

Asafoetida [Asaf]

More applicable to females; syphilitic iritis, or after abuse of mercury; pains severe in eye, ABOVE IT, in temples of a throbbing; pulsating, pressing, burning or sticking character and tend to become periodic; soreness of the pressure (reverse of Aurum); worse at night.

Aurum [Aur]


Syphilitic iritis, and after overdosing with mercury or potash; PAIN DEEP IN THE BONES surrounding the eye; tearing pressing, often extending into the eyeballs, with burning heat, especially when opening eyes; pain from ABOVE DOWNWARD and from WITHOUT INWARD, aggravated on touch; vision clouded ad by dark veil; mental depression, bones-pains in other parts of body.

Belladonna [Bell]

Early stages, caused from a cold, with much redness and throbbing pain in eye and head; congestion of conjunctiva, ciliary neuralgia, photophobia; sensitiveness of eyeball to touch; congested face.

Bryonia [Bry]

Rheumatic iritis, with sharp shooting pains in eyes, extending through into the head and down into the face; soreness and aching in and around the ball, especially behind it, extending through to occiput; pain as if the year were forced out of the socket; aggravated by moving or exerting the eyes and at night.

Calendula [Calend]

Traumatic iritis.

Cedron [Cedr]

Severe ciliary neuralgia during iritis, if supraorbital, with MARKED PERIODICITY, removing the nervous irritation.

Chamomilla [Cham]

Iritis from loss of vital fluids or malaria;pains variable, but

with marked periodicity (Chinin. mur. in lower potency.)

Cimicifuga [Cimic]

Rheumatic iritis, with intraocular tension and much pain; ciliary neuralgia, aching pains in eyeballs or in temples extending to eyes; (<)at night, it seemed as if would get crazy; SHARP SHOOTING PAINS FROM OCCIPUT THROUGH TO EYES, or darting from eyes to top of head, with redness of eyes and photophobia, right side, afternoon and night, (>) on lying down.

Cinnabaris [Cinnb]

Syphilitic iritis, CONDYLOMATA ON IRIS AND LIDS; pain commences on inner canthus, extends across brow or passes around eye and shooting pains through eye into head, especially at inner canthus. Sharp pain over eye, or soreness along course of supraorbital nerve or corresponding side of face, (<) at night and intermitting in severity.

Clematis [Clem]

Chronic syphilitic iritis with very little pain; heat and dryness in eye and great sensitiveness to cold air; to light and bathing. (It is said to have marked action on the adhesions between iris and lens.)

Colchicum [Colch]

Gouty or rheumatic iritis, with great soreness of eyeballs; violent, short, sharp, tearing pain in and around eyeball; excoriating lachrymation, (<) in open air.

Colocynthis [Coloc]

Iritis with severe, burning, sticking and cutting pains extending from eye up into head and around eye, or else aching pain going back into head, on rest night and on stooping, (>) by firm pressure and walking in a warm room, acrid and profuse lachrymation.

Conium [Con]

Descemetitis with excessive photophobia and but little redness or apparent inflammation; strumous ophthalmia of a sluggish nature.

Euphrasia [Euphr]

Rheumatic iritis, iris reacts tardily to light, being discolored and bound down by adhesions, and aqueous humor cloudy from the admixture of the products of inflammation; pain burning, shooting, stinging, (<) at night, attended with acrid lachrymation; photophobia; ciliary injection; coryza perfectly bland.

Gelsemium [Gels]

Serous iritis alone of complicated with chloroidal exudations; hypersecretion, cloudiness of the aqueous, with moderate ciliary injections and pain.

Hamamelis [Ham]

Iritis traumatica or other forms, in which haemorrhage took place into the iris or anterior chamber.

Hepar [Hep]

Inflammation extends to neighbors tissue, cornea (keratoiritis ) and ciliary body (irido-cyclitis), or after gummata have ruptured and if there be pus in the anterior chamber (hypopion, as found in parenchymatous or suppurative iritis ); also in purulent irido- capsulitis after cataract extraction; pressing, boring, throbbing pains in the eyes, (>) by warmth(<) by motion eye tender to touch; photophobia; great tenderness of conjunctiva; lids red. swollen, closed spasmodically; patient feels chilly and wants to be warmly covered.

Kali-bichrom [Kali-bi]

Descemetitis characterized by fine punctate spots on posterior surface of, especially over pupil, with moderate redness and very little photophobia; during late stage of syphilitic iritis. INDOLENCE OF ULCERATION, deficiency of inflammatory redness and hardly any photophobia are the guiding symptoms of this drug.

Kali-iod [Kali-i]

Syphilitic iritis, especially after involving choroid and iris, of great severity and painfulness; pustular keratitis with chemosis.

Lac-fel [Lac-f]

Shooting from inflamed eye to temple and eyebrow, (<) at early morn; hazy sight; dull iris.

Mercurius-cor [Merc-c]

INTENSITY OF SYMPTOMS MORE MARKED than under any other mercurial preparation; burning, agonizing pains, excessive photophobia, profuse, excoriating lachrymation pains in the bones around eye; especially iritis syphilitica.

Mercurius-sol [Merc]

All forms of iritis; pains severe, tearing, boring, cutting, (<) night and in damp weather; much heat around eye and soreness of corresponding side of head; great sensitiveness to heat and cold, to light; acrid lachrymation; pupil contracted and overspread by a thin, bluish film, with great tendency to form adhesions to the lens; iris discolored, ciliary injections, lids red, swollen, spasmodically closed; nightly pains in different parts of body, perspiration at night, eruptions on skin, etc.

Mercurius-dulc [Merc-d]

Same symptoms in scrofulous children, with pale, flabby skin and swelling of cervical and other glands; flabby bloatedness; corneal ulceration.

Mercurius-iod-flav [Merc-i-f]

CORNEAL ULCERS, AS IF THEY HAD BEEN CHIPPED OUT WITH THE FINGER- NAIL; thick, yellow coating at the base of tongue, anterior portion clean and red.

Natrum-salicyl [Nat-sal]

Iritis, with intense ciliary neuralgia, especially resulting FROM OPERATION ON THE EYE.

Nitric-acid [Nit-ac]

CHRONIC SYPHILITIC IRITIS OF A LOW DEGREE, with very little or no nightly pain; pain (<) during day, of a pressing character; posterior synechiae.

Petroleum [Petr]

Syphilitic iritis with occipital headache, pressing and stitching pains in eyes, skin around eyes dry and scurfy.

Rhus-tox [Rhus-t]

Idiopathic and rheumatic iritis, from exposure to wet; suppurative iritis, particularly of a traumatic origin, as after cataract extraction; kerato-iritis lids oedematous, spasmodically closed and upon opening them tears out profusely; chemosis; marked photophobia; various pains around eye, (<) at night, especially after midnight (Arsenicum) and in damp weather; vesicular eruption on corresponding side of face; pains shoot through the eye to the back of the head and the iritis may go on to suppuration.

Spigelia [Spig]

Rheumatic neuralgic iritis, pains sharp and shooting both in and around the eye, especially if they seem to radiate from one point, (<) ar night.

Sulphur [Sulph]

Chronic iritis in scrofulous persons especially after suppression of eruptions; hypopion; sharp, sticking pains, (<) at night and towards morning.

Terebinthina [Ter]

Rheumatic iritis with intense pains in eye and head, especially if the result of SUPPRESSED FOOT-SWEAT; pain in back; dark urine.

Thuja [Thuj]

Sycotic iritis or syphilitic, with gummata on iris; eyelids inflamed and have a watery look; LARGE WATERY EXCRESCENCES ON IRIS, with severe sharp sticking pains in eyes, (<) at night, (>) warmth; much heat above and around eye and affected side of head; tearing dull, aching pains in brow, or pain above eye (left), as if a nail were being driven in; ciliary injection.

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.