**Lycopodium has ulceration, redness and styes, nocturnal agglutination and lachrymation by day. Blindness of right half of visual field is also a symptom of the remedy.
**Staphisagria has styes and nodosities on the lids; they do not suppurate, but become hard, and there is great itching of the margins of the lids.
This remedy will be found especially useful in conjunctivitis from a foreign body, after **Aconite or **Ferrum phosphoricum; in scrofulous inflammation of the eyes, with tendency to congestion; the eyes are red and injected and there are splinter-like pains in them, worse in hot weather; it suits old chronic cases. Keratitis sub-acute conjunctivitis, particularly scrofulous cases with acrid discharge, hot tears flow out on opening eyes, also **Rhus toxicodendron.
**Calcarea carbonica. Out best remedy for scrofulous ophthalmias, corresponding to the worst cases; no remedy excels it in opacities and ulcerations of the cornea; the general symptoms will indicate the remedy. Discharge bland, cornea opaque and lids thickened. Conjunctivitis form getting wet, here resembling **Rhus toxicodendron. The eyes are so sensitive to the light that patient insists on thick covering, and lachrymation is constant. There are phlyctenules and pustules on the cornea and the lids are glued together. Fistula lachrymalis. Its effects are speedy and permanent in the characteristic **Calcarea child.
**Hepar sulphur has red, thick margins of lids with little points of pus appearing at the roots of the cilia; excessive soreness and sensitiveness of the lids is an indicating symptom. Vilas states that it will cure more cases of keratitis than any other remedy. It is invaluable in the suppurative form. It speedily absorbs hypopyon, and abscesses of the cornea require no other remedy. It has been called ” the king of remedies in ulceration of the cornea.” Acute symptoms, severe pains, worse by cold touch and bright light, hypopyon. The ulcers of **Silicea are sluggish.
oyle prefers **Ipecac to Conium in phylctenular keratitis in children with redness, photophobia and lachrymation.
One of our best remedies in eye affections; it has an inflammation of the lids, which appear red and injected, or perhaps ulcerated, with a profuse excoriating discharge, photophobia, cannot bear artificial light. Pustules near the border of the cornea. Reading or writing brings on pain in the eyes. Conjunctivitis, blisters and phlyctenules on the conjunctiva, blurred sight, acrid purulent discharge. Traumatic conjunctivitis. Rheumatic iritis, burning, stinging, shooting pains worse at night. Phlyctenular ophthalmias with excoriating discharge. It is especially useful in acute exacerbations of granular ophthalmia. **Euphrasia and Ruta are very old remedies in eye affections.
” Purge with Euphrasy and Rue
The visual nerve, for he had much to see.”
Blurring of vision, relieved by winking thus wiping the eye is especially characteristic of **Euphrasia. The 12X is a very useful strength.
**Kreosote has a blepharitis with a discharge of hot tears.
**Arsenicum. Here the great characteristic is burning, as if from fire, burning discharges relieved by warmth, intermittent pains, ulcerations of cornea, running a rapid course with a high degree of inflammation, are greatly benefited by this remedy according to Bayes. It is useful in obstinate cases of ophthalmia of he strumous variety when other remedies fail. Useful in glaucoma with periodical exacerbation of the pain which is intense and burning.
**Nitric acid is often indispensable in ophthalmia neonatorum, but its main use is in superficial ulcers of the cornea with splinter-like pains. It is also considered to be one of our best remedies in corneal opacities; also **Cannabis sativa must not be forgotten.
**Digitalis, according to Copeland, must not be forgotten in blepharitis, and Hahnemann mentions it in Meibomian inflammation.
**Sepia. In asthenopic conditions we have a number of remedies and among them is **Sepia, which especially suits asthenopia from uterine disease and sluggish, scrofulous, sub- acute cases. There is dryness of the eyes in the evening, the lids may be scaly and there will be drooping of the lids, worse in the morning and evening and in hot weather, relieved by cold bathing. There is blurring of slight and asthenopia from seminal losses, sudden vanishing of sight. It has also been used in trachoma and cataract. It is perhaps, the chief remedy in vernal conjunctivitis; the morning and evening aggravation is its great characteristic.