Eyes chapter from Joseph’s Repertory, based on Boericke’s Materia Medica. Symptoms related to Eyes….

Paralysis of ocular muscles  (Caust) — CONIUM MACULATUM.

In superficial inflammations, as in phlyctenular conjunctivitis and keratitis — CONIUM MACULATUM.

Abscess in cornea after traumatic injury — SILICEA TERRA.

Abundant lachrymation, hotPHYTOLACCA DECANDRA.

Aching in eyes and lids — BENZOLUM.

Aching in eyes — LEDUM PALUSTRE.

Aching over eyes — CUPRUM METALLICUM.

Aching, tired feeling in eyes, better closing or pressing upon them — ARGENTUM NITRICUM.

Acrid lachrymation; bland coryza (Opposite:  Cepa) — EUPHRASIA OFFICINALIS.

Acts on the rectus superior — SENEGA.

Acute and subacute inflammation of sclera — THUJA OCCIDENTALIS.

Acute dacryocystitisIODIUM.

Acute granular conjunctivitis — ARGENTUM NITRICUM.

Affections of angles of eye, particularly the inner — STAPHYSAGRIA.

Affections of the eyebrows — PARIS QUADRIFOLIA.

After exposure to glare of fire;  foundrymen — MERCURIUS SOLUBILIS.

After-effects of keratitis and ulcus cornæ, clearing the opacity — SILICEA TERRA.

Agglutinated — PSORINUM.

Aggravation of eye troubles morning and evening — SEPIA.

Albuminuric retinitis — GELSEMIUM SEMPERVIRENS.

All objects look black — STRAMONIUM.

Almost closed from œdema of lidsEUPHORBIA LATHYRIS.

Alternate dilatation and contraction of pupils; weak sight; floating  spots — SOLANUM NIGRUM.

Alternate dilatation and contraction of pupils — BARYTA CARBONICA.

Amaurosis from sexual excess — PHOSPHORUS.

Amaurosis, with severe headache — ZINCUM METALLICUM.

Amaurosis; blindness from hæmorrhage into  retina — BOTHROPS LANCEOLATUS.

Amaurosis; muscæ volitantes — TABACUM.

Amaurosis; scalding lachrymation — CHINA OFFICINALIS.

Amblyopia from alcohol — TEREBINTHINIAE OLEUM.

Amblyopia in masturbators — PHOSPHORICUM ACIDUM.

Angles of eyes affected — SILICEA TERRA.

Appearance as of electric sparks — CROCUS SATIVUS.

Arteries and veins congested — CARBONEUM SULPHURATUM.

Asthenopia associated with pelvic trouble — CIMICIFUGA RACEMOSA.

Asthenopia from prolonged strain, spasm of accommodation — AGARICUS MUSCARIUS.

Asthenopia with extreme photophobia — CROCUS SATIVUS.

Asthenopia due to insufficiency of internal recti muscles (Gels and Cup acet, when due to external muscles) — NATRIUM MURIATICUM.

Asthenopia, with spasms of lids and neuralgic pain about eyes (Nat m) — IGNATIA AMARA.






Atrophic choroiditis — JABORANDI.

Atrophy of optic nerve — PHOSPHORUS.

Averse to sunlight; sees colors as if a  rainbow — PHOSPHORICUM ACIDUM.

Aversion to light, especially daylight; it produces dazzling, sharp pain through eyes; eyes tender to touch; worse when closed — SILICEA TERRA.

Aversion to light; letters run together when reading — ELAPS CORALLINUS.

Aversion to light — ACONITUM NAPELLUS.

Better, in cold air or water; worse, sunlight and wind — ASARUM EUROPAEUM.

Binocular vision imperfect — TILIA EUROPAEA.

Black motes before eyes — SULPHUR.

Black objects move with the  eye — SARRACENIA PURPUREA.

Black points seem to float before the  eyes — PHOSPHORUS.

Black specks, bright dazzling illusions; night blindness in anæmic retina — CHINA OFFICINALIS.

Black spots before vision — CURARE.

Blepharitis, conjunctivitis keratitis — CHRYSAROBINUM.

Blepharitis; lids dry and crusty (Graph) — SENEGA.

Blepharitis — GRAPHITES.

Blepharitis — PSORINUM.

Blindness, monocular amblyopia — FILIX MAS.

Bloated around the eyes in the morning — ELAPS CORALLINUS.

Blue circle around eyes — CADMIUM SULPHURATUM.

Blue color around eyes — CHINA OFFICINALIS.


Blueness of eyelids — DIGITALIS PURPUREA.

Bluish, drooping lids — MORPHINUM.

Blurred vision — ARGENTUM NITRICUM.

Blurring of one-half of vision; worse, stimulants — ZINCUM METALLICUM.

Bony tumors of the orbit — KALIUM IODATUM.

Boring pain in upper bones of the orbits — HEPAR SULPHUR.

Boring pains in and around eyes — ASAFOETIDA.

Bright circles before eyes — HEPAR SULPHUR.

Bruised pain back of the orbits — GELSEMIUM SEMPERVIRENS.

Bruised, sore feeling in eyes after close work — ARNICA MONTANA.

Burn, red; worse, any change of temperature — ICHTHYOLUM.

Burning  and lachrymation — KALIUM NITRICUM.

Burning and redness of eyes — STRONTIUM CARBONICUM.

Burning and swelling of the lids — EUPHRASIA OFFICINALIS.

Burning in eyelids — ALLIUM CEPA.

Burning in eyes, with acrid lachrymationARSENICUM ALBUM.


Burning in eyes — CARBO VEGETABILIS.

Burning in eyes — NATRIUM MURIATICUM.

Burning in lids — ELAPS CORALLINUS.

Burning of eyes with aversion to light — AMMONIUM CARBONICUM.

Burning ulceration of margin of lids — SULPHUR.

Burning, acrid coryza — ARSENICUM IODATUM.

Bursting pain in eyeballs of syphilitic iritis — STAPHYSAGRIA.

Bursting pain in right eyeball shooting like lightning through the brain to occiput — PRUNUS SPINOSA.

Can see objects only when looking at them  sideways — OLEANDER.


Cannot bear sight or brilliant objects — BUFO RANA.

Canthi fissured — PETROLEUM.

Canthi raw and fissuredANTIMONIUM CRUDUM.

Cataract from nervous disturbances, abuse of alcohol and tobacco; patient feels deeply approaching blindness — CANNABIS SATIVA.

Cataract in office workers — SILICEA TERRA.

Cataract with gout — LEDUM PALUSTRE.

Cataract with motor disturbances — CAUSTICUM.

Cataract, following ocular lesions; aids the absorption of infiltrations in iris and choroid — TELLURIUM METALLICUM.



Cataract — PHOSPHORuS.

Cataract incipient (Secale) — NATRIUM MURIATICUM.

Cataracts (Calc; Phos; Sil) — BARYTA CARBONICA.

Catarrhal conjunctivitis; discharge of acrid matter — EUPHRASIA OFFICINALIS.

Central scotoma — TABACUM.

Chalazæ (Platanus) — STAPHYSAGRIA.

Change in acuteness of perception of shades of greenDIGITALIS PURPUREA.

Chemosis and pterygium have been cured with  it — GUAREA TRICHILOIDES.

Choroiditis — VIOLA ODORATA.

Chronic blepharitis, with sore and swollen meibomain glands — CLEMATIS ERECTA.

Chronic catarrhal conjunctivitis with copious, thick yellow discharge — PICRICUM ACIDUM.

Chronic dilatation of pupilsCALCAREA CARBONICA.

Chronic ophthalmia, that constantly  recursPSORINUM.

Chronic ophthalmia, with much burning and itching — SULPHUR.

Chronic scleritis — THUJA OCCIDENTALIS.

Chronic ulceration of margin of lids; sore, thick, swollen — ARGENTUM NITRICUM.

Chronic blepharitisANTIMONIUM CRUDUM.

Chronic, recurrent, phlyctenular inflammation of cornea; successive crops of phlyctenular and abrasions of epithelial layer of cornea; photophobia intense, lachrymation profuse — SYPHILINUM.

Ciliary neuralgia after operationsMEZEREUM.

Ciliary neuralgia over right eye — TEREBINTHINIAE OLEUM.

Ciliary neuralgia with eyes feeling large and protruded, especially rightCOMOCLADIA DENTATA.

Ciliary neuralgia, a true neuritis — SPIGELIA ANTHELMIA.

Ciliary neuralgia, pain from eyes to top of head — CROCUS SATIVUS.

Ciliary neuralgia, with fine burning pain — ARSENICUM ALBUM.

Ciliary neuralgia; iritis — THUJA OCCIDENTALIS.

Ciliary neuralgia; tearing, boring pain, as if a cut had been made around eye — CROTALUS HORRIDUS.

Ciliary neuralgia; worse any attempt to use eyes: burning in  eyes — PHELLANDRIUM AQUATICUM.

Ciliary neuralgia; worse, left  side — SAPONARIA OFFICINALIS.

Ciliary neuralgiaPRUNUS SPINOSA.

Circles of light, black spots — CHLORALUM HYDRATUM.

Circumscribed corneal injection — RHUS TOXICODENDRON.

Clairvoyance — CANNABIS INDICA.

Color blindness; Xanthopsia — SANTONINUM.


Colored  light produces dizzinessARTEMISIA VULGARIS.

Compelled to make small during pain in forehead — ALOE SOCOTRINA.

Conjunctiva bright red, puffy — APIS MELLIFICA.

Conjunctiva inflamed, swollen — GUAREA TRICHILOIDES.

Conjunctiva red and œdematous, with lachrymationANTIPYRINUM.

Conjunctiva red, injected; profuse lachrymation — KALIUM IODATUM.

Conjunctiva yellow — NATRIUM SULPHURICUM.

Conjunctivitis, acute and chronic — DUBOISIA MYOPOROIDES.

Conjunctivitis, burning in eye and lids; eyeball feels too large; everything looks whiteCHLORALUM HYDRATUM.

Conjunctivitis — OSMIUM.

Constant motion of eyeballs — IODIUM.

Contused wounds — LEDUM PALUSTRE.

Convergent strabismus — CYCLAMEN EUROPAEUM.

Copious running from eyes — COCHLEARIA ARMORACIA.

Cornea dim — IPECACUANHA.

Cornea like ground glass — SULPHUR.

Cornea opaque — ARGENTUM NITRICUM.


Corneal opacities — KALIUM MURIATICUM.

Corneal pustules — CONIUM MACULATUM.

Corneal ulceration — ARSENICUM ALBUM.

Corrects blurring and discomfort in eyes even after accurately adjusted glasses — GELSEMIUM SEMPERVIRENS.

Cramp-like pain in orbits — PLATINUM METALLICUM.


Croupous conjunctivitis; granular lids, with pannus — KALIUM BICHROMICUM.

Dark bodies, like flies, before  eyes — DIGITALIS PURPUREA.

Dark rings about eyes — SANTONINUM.

Darting pains in eyes after operations — ASARUM EUROPAEUM.

Day-blindness  (Bothrops) — LYCOPODIUM CLAVATUM.

Day-blindness; mist before eyes; pressure and smarting in eyes, as from smoke — RANUNCULUS BULBOSUS.

Joseph Fernandez
Joseph S Fernandez started his career as an assistant in the High Court of Kerala after obtaining a master’s degree in English language and literature. Later, he opted for a banking career.
Even as a student, Joseph was deeply interested in homoeopathy and made an in-depth study of the subject. He uses his expertise for the management of an occasional minor ailment in the family or among friends. It is in this context that he decided to compile a handy and easy-to-use repertory. The task required deep study and a sentence-by-sentence analysis of Boericke’s Materia Medica. Joseph’s Repertory is the result of this work.