CATARACT

CATARACT

Colchicum
Cataracts. From general perversion of health.

Causticum
For rapidly forming capsular cataracts. In the cataracts of young persons.
Blepharitis, ameliorated in fresh air; tumor and warts on lids and brows; scrofulous ophthalmia, with corrosive lachrymation and shooting pains extending up into the head, worse evening and at night, with a green halo around light; cornea covered with red vessels and tendency to bulge; trachoma, with pannus; cataract is arrested in its progress; paralysis of the muscles, particularly from exposure to cold.

Conium maculatum
Neurotic element prevailing; great dread of light with very little visible inflammation, conjunctiva unnaturally bloodless, and the globe of the eye has a pearly aspect, palpebral conjunctiva alone congested, striated, or studded with granulations; aversion to light, without inflammation of the eyes; weakness and dazzling of eyes, with giddiness and debility, especially of arms and legs; on walking, staggering as if drunken; induration of the lids, ptosis, blennorrhoea of lachrymal sac; ulcers and pustules of cornea; photophobia, with profuse flow of tears when eyes are forcibly opened, very slight and no redness, pains worse at night and in any light, relieved in a dark room and by pressure; hyperaesthesia of retina, paralysis of the muscles; asthenopia; vision good for fixed objects, but when it is put in motion before eyes there are a haze and dull vision, producing vertigo; cataract from contusion; complication with glandular affections, especially around neck, in scrofulous children.

Euphorbium officinarum
Cataract; lens milk-white.

Euphrasia officinalis
Cataract when the eyes water a great deal.

Hepar sulphur
Iritis, neuralgia ciliaris, pressing, boring, throbbing pains in the eye, amel. by warmth, aggr. by motion, eye tender to touch; photophobia; great tenderness of conjunctiva; lids red, swollen, closed spasmodically; patient feels chilly and wants to be warmly covered.

Kalium sulphuricum
Eyelids covered with yellow crusts, discharge from eyes yellow or greenish, watery or purulent mucus; ophthalmia neonatorum; cataract.

Lycopodium
Constant inclination to touch and rub the eye, in order to relieve pressure.

Phosphorus
For stony cataract in arthritic patients; granular (fatty) cataract with arcus senilis (Sil.).
History of frequent attacks of ophthalmia ( once or twice a year, or even oftener); photophobia < right eye ( red), left one only comparatively slightly affected, inflammation chiefly confined to the right eye.

Plumbum
For rapidly forming capsular cataracts.

Psorinum
From right to left, after skin affections which were suppressed .

Rhus toxicodendron
Idiopathic and rheumatic iritis, from exposure to wet; suppurative iritis, particularly of a traumatic origin, as after cataract extraction; kerato-iritis; lids oedematous, spasmodically closed and upon opening them tears gush out profusely; chemosis; marked photophobia; various pains around eye, aggr. at night, especially after midnight (Ars.) and in damp weather; vesicular eruption on corresponding side of face; pains shoot through the eye to the back of the head and the iritis may go on to suppuration.

Secale cornutum
Retinitis diabetica; hard and soft cataracts; dimness of vision; eyes sunken and surrounded with blue margin; dilated pupils.

Sepia officinalis
After typhoids or suppression of menses, disorders of nutrition in the deep-seated structures of the eyes. Ophthalmic disorders, dependent upon uterine troubles; aggravation morning and evening, better during day; acute and chronic blepharitis, lids raw and sore, eyes full of matter, eversion of the puncta, numb-pain in inner canthus; acute catarrhal conjunctivitis, with drawing sensation in external canthus and smarting in eyes, ameliorated by bathing in cold water; keratitis phlyctenularis, drawing, aching, sticking pains, worse by rubbing and pressure; the light of day dazzles and causes head to ache, with lachrymation, especially in open air; obscuration of vision dependent upon hepatic derangement; painful heaviness of upper lids on awaking; acne ciliaris; tarsal tumors; follicular and trachomatous conjunctivitis during summer, always aggr. in hot weather, especially from abuse of tea; cataract in women; asthenopia from reflex irritation caused by uterine affections.

Silicea terra
When dependent upon uterine disorders and climaxis or hepatic affections. For granular (fatty) cataract with arcus senilis(Phos).
Caries of the orbit; dacryocystitis, swelling, tenderness, pain and lachrymation, patient very sensitive to fresh air; blennorrhoea of lachrymal sac; lachrymal fistula; blepharitis acuta and chronica; crescentic ulcers of cornea with little photophobia or lachrymation; hypopion; sclerochoroiditis ant.; cataract; ciliary neuralgia with darting pains through eyes and head upon any exposure to draught of air or just before a storm; styes filled with pus; suppurating cystic tumors on lids; edges of lids ulcerate; amblyopia from suppressed habitual foot-sweat.

Sulphur
From suppression of habitual foot-sweats, disordered nutrition and after inflammation of eyes. Chronic blepharitis in strumous children who are irritable and cross by day and feverish and restless at night; edges redder than natural (Graph., paler), aggr. in hot weather and near a hot stove, amel. in winter; itching, biting, burning, or sensation as if sand were in the eye; lids swollen, red and agglutinated in the morning; cannot bear to have the eyes washed; eczematous affections of lids; blennorrhoea of lachrymal sac, fistula lachrymalis; acute or chronic catarrhal conjunctivitis, with sharp darting pains like pins sticking into the eye, or pressing, tensive, cutting and burning pains; ophthalmia neonatorum, with profuse, thick, yellow discharge, swelling of lids; pustular inflammation of cornea and conjunctiva, with sharp sticking pains as if a splinter or some other foreign body were sticking in the eye; photophobia and profuse lachrymation, considerable redness, especially at angles; discharges acrid, corrosive, or tenacious, lids swollen, burn and smart; chronic scleritis; hypopion, cataract, choroiditis and choroi-retinitis, if accompanied by darting pains and where the disease is based upon abdominal venosity, stagnation in portal circulation, habitual constipation, cerebral congestion, or upon metastasis of chronic or suppressed skin diseases.

Traumatic cataract: Amm., Arn., Con., Cupr., Puls., Ruta, Caust., Calc. carb. or fluor.

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