5 Best Homeopathic Medicines for Dry Eyes

By Dr Harsh Sharma, DHMS, BHMS

Published September 11, 2019, Last updated September 11, 2019

Homeopathic medicines for Dry Eyes
Dry Eyes

Dry eye is a condition where the eye is not able to produce enough tears. These tears are necessary to lubricate the eye and keep it moist. They also help to keep the eye healthy and enable our vision. We have tears in our eyes even when we are happy. They don’t come only when we cry. With every blink, a thin film of tears spreads over the cornea and keeps it lubricated. Before we come to the homeopathic medicines for dry eyes, let us understand a little more about the problem.

What are Dry Eyes

As I have mentioned above, dry eye means that the eye is not able to produce enough tears. It may also mean that the quality of tears may be poor. These tears form a thin film in front of the cornea on every blink. This film keeps the cornea lubricated and allows clear vision. It also helps in keeping the eye clean. Risk of infections also reduces every time a new film spreads over the cornea.

What Causes Dry Eyes

The tears are a mixture of water, fatty oils and mucous. These tears drain into the nasolachrymal duct which is present near the inner angle of the eye close to the wall of the nose. Anything that causes reduced production of tears or increases the drainage of the tears can cause dry eyes. Poor quality of tears may also be the reason for dry eyes.

In modern world, our lifestyle is quite an important cause of dry eyes. Watching bright screens for long hours and staring at them without blinking the eyes is the major reason for the exponential growth of this problem. Watching TV screen or the computer screen or the mobile screens for long hours continuously is leading to this problem. Usage of ACs is also another common reason. AC causes dryness in the environment and it reflects in our eyes also.

Symptoms of Dry Eyes

Usually the symptoms of dry eyes are bilateral. This means that the patient feels the dryness in both the eyes. The common symptoms of dry eyes are –

  • Irritation in the eyes is the most common symptom.
  • There is a feeling of some external body like sand in the eye which causes the patient to rub the eyes.
  • Redness of the eyes is another common symptom. The white of the eye becomes red because of the irritation and rubbing of the eyes.
  • There is a sense of fatigue and heaviness in the eyes.
  • Stringy mucous may be present in the eyes more often than usual.
  • Intolerance to light may also be present.
  • Blurred vision is also another common complaint.
  • Difficulty in opening the eyes in the morning may also be present.
  • In some cases, dry eyes can cause inflammation and permanent damage to the eyes.

Treatment of Dry Eyes

The routine allopathic treatment is to give some lubricant eye drops. One has to keep using these lubricant eye drops forever. The effect of these lubricant drops lasts for a couple of hours. Thereafter the eyes become dry again. One has to administer the lubricant drops again, sometimes 4-6 times a day.

Prevention of Dry Eyes

It is very important to take some precautions to prevent dry eyes. Here are some of the things that you can do to prevent or at least reduce the problem-

  • Take frequent breaks while using a computer or watching a mobile screen or a TV screen.
  • Blinking your eyes a little more frequently while looking at a screen is also helpful.
  • Keep the position of the computer screen directly in line with your eyes. If the screen is above your line of vision, you will have to open your eyes wider and this will expose more area of your cornea causing evaporation of moisture from your eyes.
  • Avoid strong winds, smoke or dirt. Draft of air blowing against your eyes can absorb the moisture in your eyes and cause dryness.
  • Avoid high altitudes, desert areas and airplanes as the air has less moisture and causes dryness.

Homeopathic treatment of Dry Eyes

The Homeopathic treatment of dry eyes is much better as it can stimulate your eyes to produce more tears. This is against the backdrop of the allopathic treatment which just prescribes putting in artificial tear drops or lubricants forever. The homeopathic medicines for dry eyes stimulate the lachrymal glands and they are able to produce more tears.

5 best Homeopathic medicines for Dry Eyes

Here are the 5 best homeopathic medicines for dry eyes. I have verified the effects of these medicines in my personal practice and can confidently say that these are very effective

  • Arsenic Album – One of the best homeopathic medicines for dry eyes from artificial light

  • Argentum Nitricum – One of the best homeopathic medicines for dry eyes on waking

  • Natrum Mur- One of the best homeopathic medicines for dry eyes from reading

  • Sanicula- One of the best homeopathic remedies for dry eyes at night

  • Manganum – One of the best homeopathic medicines for dry eyes from looking at bright light

Here is a brief description of these medicines and their symptoms. If the symptoms of these medicines match with that of the patient, I am sure the corresponding medicine will cure the problem of dry eyes in that patient.

  • Arsenic Album – One of the best homeopathic medicines for dry eyes from artificial light

    When the dryness of the eyes is the result of looking at or working in artificial lights, Arsenic Album is one of the best homeopathic medicines for dry eyes. There is burning in eyes. A cutting and acrid watery discharge occurs from the eyes. The patient cannot tolerate light at all. The surprising thing is that there is relief from warm applications. The patient is restless and is anxious, far more than his condition warrants.

  • Argentum Nitricum – One of the best homeopathic medicines for dry eyes on waking

    When the dryness of the eyes is worse on waking, Argentum Nitricum is one of the best homeopathic medicines for dry eyes. There is purulent or pus like discharge from the eyes. The patient is unable to keep the eyes fixed easily. There is eye strain from doing fine work like sewing. There is aching or tired feeling in the eyes which is better from closing the eyes or pressing them.

  • Natrum Mur- One of the best homeopathic medicines for dry eyes from reading

    When the dryness of the eyes is a result of strain from reading, Natrum Mur is one of the best homeopathic medicines for dry eyes. The eyelids feel heavy. The eye muscles are stiff and weak. There are sparks in front of the eyes. Fiery zigzags appear in front of the eyes. There may even be headache from eye strain.

  • Sanicula- One of the best homeopathic remedies for dry eyes at night

    When the dryness of the eyes is worse at night, Sanicula is one of the best homeopathic medicines for dry eyes. There is thick, ropy and tenacious mucus in the eyes. There is watery discharge from the eyes which is worse in cold air and from cold applications.

  • Manganum – One of the best homeopathic medicines for dry eyes from looking at bright light

    When the dry eyes is a result of looking at bright lights, Manganum is one of the best homeopathic medicines for dry eyes. This medicine is coming more and more into use as there is increased usage of mobile phones, laptops and TVs. All these screens have bright lights and they do cause dryness of the eyes.

 

 

N.B Homeopathic medicines are very safe and do not have any side effects when taken under the supervision of an expert homeopathic doctor.

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