Girl, aet. 16, recurring keratitis. Left eye much inflamed, photophobia, slight haziness of the cornea, and traversed with red vessels; zonular redness. Calcarea phos. 3x completely restored the patient. I have never found it of any use where the palpebral conjunctiva was much engorged. (R.T. Cooper).

Bookkeeper, aet. 28. Overstrained eyes. “Feel like chilblains,” must wipe them often and pull at the lashes. Is emmetropic, though can read No. 15 at fifteen feet with difficulty from blurring of the letters, not improved by glasses. A candle held twelve inches seems double, and the left image is seen with the right eye, hence he has asthenopia from paresis of the internal recti muscles. Natrum mur 200. cured. (T.F. Allen).

The late Dr. Kafka records a case of incessant lachrymation of the right eye, caused by exposure to a strong north wind, and dependent on hyperaemic obstruction of the lachrymal passages. Natrum mur6. cured in four weeks, and was equally efficacious when, on later occasions the trouble returned.- Hom. Recorder, Jan., ’93.

Dr. M. E. Douglas relates a case of sudden blindness occurring in connection with the albuminuria of pregnancy, and refers to another in which Kali phos. 6x produced a recovery. – Am. Medorrhinum Mo., Aug., 1889.


Master, aged 14, had for some time been suffering from nervous debility and a high-strung nervous condition. His most marked defect, however, a was his eyesight which, notwithstanding the trial of glasses of various strengths and tints, became weaker and weaker, until at last it was discovered that he could hardly see clearly at all. He was taken to several oculists, and the last one (a noted London specialist) pronounced the sight of one eye gone and that the other would follow in due course, owing to the disease known as choroido-retinitis (or effusion from blood vessels into the choroid and retina), obliterating the sight. The writer took this boy in hand last autumn, only promising to try and save the sight of the better eye. He was kept from school, and diligently took a course of the above-mentioned remedies. As his sight seemed to have wonderfully improved in about two months’ time, he was again taken to the oculist above- mentioned who was quite astounded at the change which had taken place in the discs of his eyes, having found complete absorption of the exudation in the bad eye, with a return of the lost sight, which enabled him to resume his studies at school.

William Boericke
William Boericke, M.D., was born in Austria, in 1849. He graduated from Hahnemann Medical College in 1880 and was later co-owner of the renowned homeopathic pharmaceutical firm of Boericke & Tafel, in Philadelphia. Dr. Boericke was one of the incorporators of the Hahnemann College of San Francisco, and served as professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics. He was a member of the California State Homeopathic Society, and of the American Institute of Homeopathy. He was also the founder of the California Homeopath, which he established in 1882. Dr. Boericke was one of the board of trustees of Hahnemann Hospital College. He authored the well known Pocket Manual of Materia Medica.
W.A. Dewey
Dewey, Willis A. (Willis Alonzo), 1858-1938.
Professor of Materia Medica in the University of Michigan Homeopathic Medical College. Member of American Institute of Homeopathy. In addition to his editoral work he authored or collaborated on: Boericke and Dewey's Twelve Tissue Remedies, Essentials of Homeopathic Materia Medica, Essentials of Homeopathic Therapeutics and Practical Homeopathic Therapeutics.