BLOOD CLOTS IN EYE (SUBCUNJUNCTIVAL HAEMORRHAGE)
Causes: Injury, Hypertension, Straining at stool, Coughing and sneezing, Blood disorders.
Take ½ cup of water put 1 drop each of the above two medicines in it and drink it slowly. Take the dose twice daily (morning and evening).
SULPHUROSUM ACIDUM-30. Take ½ cup of water put 1 drop of the medicine in it and drink it slowly. This is to be taken only once in a fortnight.
EYE symptoms of some remedies
chemosis, a puffiness of the conjunctiva showing oedema. Œdematous
swelling of the lids and especially below the eyes.
Apis & Rhus There is less tendency to formation of pus with Apis than with Rhus. Rhus is relieved by warmth and Apis by cold.
Argentum nitricum Violent, purulent ophthalmia, with thick, yellow, bland discharge ; the characteristic is the profuseness of the discharge.
Aurum Syphilitic iritis after the abuse of Mercury ; ulceration of the cornea and intense photophobia ; double vision and half vision, in which the lower half of objects can be seen.
Belladonna Sudden pains and violent symptoms, eyes feel swollen and protruding, conjunctiva red and pupils very much dilated, eyes feel as if full of sand, desire to rub the eyes which relieves. Great photophobia.
Causticum There is paralysis of the eyelids ; there is heat, burning and feeling of sand in the eyes, muscular weakness and double vision.
Cantharis Objects look yellow.
Cinnabaris A pain in the eye, which starts from one canthus and goes around the brow of the eye to the other canthus, a ciliary neuralgia.
Comocladia dentata has a pain in the right eye as if it were pushed out of the head, worse near a warm stove.
Euphrasia Blepharitis, injected eyes, discharge thick and excoriating, the tears scald and irritate the cheeks, photophobia worse in artificial light. Traumatic conjunctivitis. Paralysis of the third nerve.
Allium cepa The discharge from the eye in Euphrasia is excoriating and that from the nose is bland, while the opposite is found in Allium cepa, nose excoriating and eyes bland.
Ferrum phosphoricum Eyes inflamed, red, with a sensation as if grains of sand were under the lids ; pain on moving the eyes ; photo-phobia worse from artificial lights.
Gelsemium By paralyzing the third nerve, which supplies the circular fibres of the iris ; there being no longer any resistance to the action of the radiating fibres, the pupil dilates.
Belladonna By stimulating the sympathetic, which supplies the radiating fibres of the iris, so that they overcome the action of the circular fibres Belladonna dilate the pupils.
Physostigma As this drug contracts the pupil by stimulating the third nerve, it will only contract the pupil dilated by the action of Belladonna, and not that dilated by the action of Gelsemium.
Gelsemium It causes paralytic symptoms, such as diplopia or double vision from paresis of the eye muscles. Ptosis and strabismus ; all from its action on the third nerve.
Graphites There is inflammation about the lids, which is especially worse about the canthi. There is a tendency for the edges of the lids to crack and bleed, styes appear, the lashes turn in, and there is a discharge from the eyes, which excoriates, and there are often vesicles on the cornea.
Hepar sulphur Purulent affections about the eyes, hypopyon, etc. ; worse from cold air or cold applications.
Kalium bichromicum Ulcers of the cornea, with tendency to deep perforation ; look as if punched out.
Kalium muriaticum Parenchymatous keratitis and ulcerations of a low type where the redness of the conjunctiva is not excessive ; photophobia, pain and lachrymation are moderate or absent, the base of the ulcer is dirty yellow, and the discharge is white mucus, and it tends to spread from the periphery.
Kalium sulphuricum In ophthalmias where there is a profuse discharge of pus ; ophthalmia neonatorum, crusts on the eyelids.
Mercurius Muco-purulent discharges, which cause soreness of the lids and ulceration. Sensitiveness and soreness of eyes to touch, with burning. Intolerance of eyes to firelight, with dimness of vision.
Mercurius corrosivus. Burning pains ; intense photophobia and excoriating lachrymation, making the cheeks sore, almost taking the skin off ; tearing in the bones around the eye ; ulceration of cornea with tendency to perforation ; it is almost specific for syphilitic iritis.
Natrum muriaticum It is a remedy especially characteristic in muscular asthenopia and in ciliary neuralgia, which comes and goes with the sun. Also in blepharitis. There is lachrymation and scalding, and letters run together when reading.
Paris quadrifolia Sensation as if the eyes were drawn back into the head by strings.
Phosphorus Cataract, the letters appear red ; early in the disease. Degeneration, or gray atrophy of the optic nerve from overwrought nervous system ; objects have a cloudiness about them by candle light ; green halo about objects.
Atrophy of the optic nerve from tobacco Arsenicum.
Rhus toxicodendron. Conjunctivitis and iritis, when of traumatic or rheumatic origin, with severe pains worse at night ; scrofulous ophthalmia and orbital cellulitis ; ptosis and stiffness of the lids in rheumatic subjects. Oedematous swelling and acrid discharge.
Causticum, Gelsemium and Kalmia also have stiffness of the lids.
Staphisagria Itching of margin of lids, styes, nodosities, chalazae on lids, one after another, sometimes ulcerating.
Drugs useful in styes - Pulsatilla, Lycopodium and Hepar sulphur.
Silicea Styes or pustular affections about the eyes.
Spigelia Ciliary neuralgia, pains radiate, cold feeling in the eye.
Thuja has cold feeling in the eye.
Pulsatilla Conjunctivitis ; discharge thick, yellow and bland ; ophthalmia after measles ; ophthalmia neonatorum.
Zincum Opacities of cornea ; pterygium ; granular lids ; amblyopia accompanied by headache with pain at root of nose ; pains worse at inner canthus.
Ruta When there is irritability of every tissue of the eye from overwork, such as using eyes on too fine work. Asthenopia, burning in the eyeballs and over the eyes, blurring of vision, letters seem to run together.
Belladonna and Ammoniac gum. are two similar remedies.
Aconite Conjunctivitis resulting from a foreign body in the eye, or from exposure to dry, cold winds, there is heat, burning and a feeling of sand in the eyes.
Much photophobia and violent aching in eyeballs, also in glaucoma. If Aconite fails in conjunctivitis resulting from a foreign body Sulphur is the remedy .
Arsenicum. Burning in the eyes like fire ; phlyctenulae on cornea ; excoriating discharge from eye.
Asa foetida Syphilitic iritis, burning throbbing pains, soreness of bones around the eyes, relief from pressure on eye balls.
Bryonia Tension of eyeballs increased ; hot tears flow from eye ; photophobia and dimness of vision.
Calcarea carbonica Corneal opacities, scrofulous ophthalmia, pustules and ulcers on cornea, with general Calcarea symptoms.
Kalium hydriodicum After abuse of Mercury, when the symptoms are violent.
Lachesis Dimness of vision, dim sight, evidence of heart disease and vertigo ; retinal apoplexy.
Subconjunctival hemorrhage, bleeding in the eye, eye injury, ruptured blood vessels, blood in the eye, bleeding under the conjunctiva, bloodshot eye, conjunctiva, pinkeye, conjunctivitis.The conjunctiva is the thin, moist, transparent membrane that covers the white part of the eye (called the sclera) and the inside of the eyelids. The conjunctiva is the outermost protective coating of the eyeball. The conjunctiva contains nerves and many small blood vessels. These blood vessels are usually barely visible but become larger and more visible if the eye is inflamed. These blood vessels are somewhat fragile, and their walls may break easily, resulting in a subconjunctival hemorrhage (bleeding under the conjunctiva). It is caused when one of the tiny blood vessels on the white of your eye ruptures and that tiny drop of blood gets trapped between the white of your eye (the sclera) and the clear skin that covers the sclera (called the conjunctiva). Sometimes this blood vessel breakage can be caused by a strong cough, vomiting, lifting something heavy, constipation strain, a stong sneeze etc. This “trapped” blood usually takes about 7-14 days to clear up. A subconjunctival hemorrhage appears as a bright red or dark red patch on the sclera. It is sort of like a bruise under the skin (but here the “skin” is the clear conjunctiva)….first the color is red and bright then over time it may turn different colors over time and become a bit yellowish before it completely clears up.
CAUSES - Most subconjunctival hemorrhages are spontaneous without an obvious cause for this bleeding from the conjunctival vessels. Often, a person may discover a subconjunctival hemorrhage on awakening and looking in the mirror. Most spontaneous subconjunctival hemorrhages are first noticed by another person seeing a red spot on your eye.
The following can occasionally result in a spontaneous subconjunctival hemorrhage:
sneezing, coughing, straining/vomiting, eye rubbing, trauma (injury), high blood pressure, bleeding disorder, or a medical disorder causing bleeding or inhibiting normal clotting. Subconjunctival hemorrhage can also be non-spontaneous and result from a severe eye infection, trauma to the head or eye, or after eye or eyelid surgery.
SYMPTOMS - Most of the time, no symptoms are associated with a subconjunctival hemorrhage other than seeing blood over the white part of the eye. Very rarely do people experience any pain when the hemorrhage begins. When the bleeding first occurs, you may experience a sense of fullness in the eye or under the lid. As the hemorrhage resolves, some people may experience very mild irritation of the eye or merely a sense of awareness of the eye. The hemorrhage itself is an obvious, sharply outlined bright red area overlying the sclera. The entire white part of the eye may occasionally be covered by blood. In a spontaneous subconjunctival hemorrhage, no blood will exit from the eye. If you blot the eye with a tissue, there should be no blood on the tissue. The hemorrhage will appear larger within the first 24 hours after its onset and then will slowly decrease in size as the blood is absorbed. This condition clears by itself within one to two weeks. Usually, recovery is complete, without any long-term problems, similar to a mild bruise under the skin. Like a bruise, a subconjunctival hemorrhage changes colors (often red to orange to yellow) as it heals. A skin bruise changes to various shades of green, black and blue as it heals, because the blood is being seen though skin. Because the conjunctiva is transparent, a subconjunctival hemorrhage never has these color characteristics.
What to do? - Call your ophthalmologist (a medical doctor who specializes in eye care and surgery) if the subconjunctival hemorrhage does not get better within two weeks or if you have had multiple subconjunctival hemorrhages. Also, call your ophthalmologist if you have a hemorrhage in both eyes at the same time or if the subconjunctival hemorrhage coincides with other symptoms of bleeding including easy bruising, bleeding gums, or both. Go to your ophthalmologist immediately if you have a subconjunctival hemorrhage and you have pain associated with the hemorrhage, changes in vision (for example, blurry vision, double vision, difficulty seeing), history of a bleeding disorder, history of high blood pressure, or injury from trauma to the eye.
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