Corneal Ulcer

A sore on the cornea, the tough, transparent covering of the eye between the conjunctiva and the lens; usually the result of a scratch or foreign body in the eye, and subsequent infection, but occasionally a direct infection. Herpes simplex, the virus which causes Cold Sores, causes dendritic ulcers on the cornea, so called because they have a branching pattern. Symptoms are pain and 'watering of the eye', with the white of the eye becoming pink or red. Prompt treatment is required, so consult your doctor if there is no improvement in 24 hours; antibiotic or antiviral drops or ointments will probably be prescribed.

Specific remedies to be taken every hour for up to 10 doses in addition to medication prescribed by medical doctor

  • As a first resort Hepar sulph. 30c
  • If cornea damaged by being too near heat or flames, burning discharge from eyes Mercurius 30c
  • Thick green or yellow discharge from eye, no burning sensation Pulsatilla 30c
  • If above remedies do not work, and if ulceration is severe, light hurts eye, discharge is yellow, and lids are inflamed and stuck together Rhus tox. 30c
  • Extreme intolerance to light, eye watering profusely, neck glands swollen Conium 30c
  • Nausea when looking at moving objects Ipecac 30c
  • Eye sensitive to slightest touch Hepar sulph. 30c

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Related to Eyes
  Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB)
  Societe d’Ophtalmologie Homeopathique
  Bates Association for Vision Education (BAVE)

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