Inflammation of the conjunctive the transparent covering of the eye, due to infection or Allergy; uncomfortable but not serious except in newborn babies. Gummy, yellow discharge on waking in the morning is usually a sign of infection. When caused by Hay Fever and Allergic Rhinitis or by a food allergy, the whites of the eyes become red and gritty (the 'ground glass in the eyes' feeling) but there is no discharge. Occasionally condition is caused by cleaning solution used with soft contact lenses. 
Specific remedies to be taken every hour for up to 10 doses; if condition does not improve within 24 hours see your homeopath or medical doctor

  • Symptoms come on after injury or exposure to cold Aconite 30c
  • Copious discharge Argentum nit. 30c
  • Little or no discharge Euphrasia 30c

Self-help: Bathing the eyes with Euphrasia solution (10 drops of Euphrasia mother tincture and 1 level teaspoon salt to 0.25 litre [1/2 pint] warm water) is very soothing, whether condition is caused by infection, allergy, or lens cleaner; bathe them every 4 hours, but not more than 4 times a day, and use a disposable eye bath. Never use anyone else's face cloth or towel on your face, and be scrupulous about washing your hands before and after touching your eyes.

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Other Treatments

  Euphrasia solution
  Euphrasia mother tincture
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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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