Glaucoma or Ablepsia or Amaurosis

Homeopathic treatment

Before delving into homeopathic treatment let us first discuss the conventional or allopathic treatment available.

In the conventional or allopathic system there is no cure for glaucoma. There are several types of topical medications that are used for the treatment which temporarily lowers the IOP (intra ocular pressure). The topical eye drops, gels or ointment may cause burning, stinging, or redness when instilled into the eye.

Once the topical medicines do not work to lower down the IOP, oral medicines (Timoptic, Xalatan or Alphagan) are given. Patients experience more side effects with the medications taken by mouth than with topical eye medications.

Laser treatment may be recommended when the oral and topical medicines do not work to lower the IOP. In the laser treatment eye inflammation is a common side effect.

In contrast homeopathic small, magical doses can combat the IOP as well as the further deterioration of the vision. Homeopathy medicines may be used alone or with the eye drops prescribed by the ophthalmologist. In that case, soon the need for the eye drops reduces and the patients are therefore exposed to lesser toxic effects of these medicines.

While prescribing a drug a complete history of the patient is taken which includes the medical history of the patient, physical and mental constitution and genetic predisposition to the disease. A properly prescribed remedy can lower the progression of disease and in highly susceptible people can prevent the occurrence or prolong the onset of disease.

How homeopathy helps

  • Medicines improve the circulation and drainage of aqueous thus lowering the IOP.
  • Remedies improve the blood supply to the eye.
  • The treatment prevents the damage to the optic nerve if detected early. In cases where the deterioration has started homeopathic medicines slows the progression of disease and prevent the further damage to the optic nerve.
  • Medicines can prevent the glaucoma in a genetically predisposed person.
  • Remedies can save the other eye of the patient having glaucoma in one eye if the medicines are started on time.
  • The treatment reduces the eye pains, redness and halos around the light.
  • Medicines also control the associated symptoms of glaucoma like nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light.

There are 73 homeopathy medicines which give great relief in glaucoma or ablepsia or amaurosis. However, the correct choice and the resulting relief is a matter of experience and right judgment on the part of the physician. The treatment is decided after thorough case taking of the patient. Thus are tailor made unlike allopathy in which all patients receive the same surgery or drugs although trade name may be different.

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What is glaucoma or ablepsia or amaurosis

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases causing optic nerve damage. The optic nerve carries images from the retina, which is a specialized light sensing tissue helping us to see an object.

In glaucoma, eye pressure plays a role in damaging the delicate nerve fibers of the optic nerve. When a significant number of nerve fibers are damaged, blind spots develop in the field of vision. Once nerve damage and visual loss occur, it is permanent.

If the entire nerve is destroyed, it results in blindness. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the world, especially in older people.

It is the second most common cause of blindness in the United States or America. Open angle glaucoma, the most common form of the disease, affects about 3 million Americans.

Types

  • Open angle (chronic)
  • Angle closure (acute)
  • Congenital
  • Secondary

Risk factors

Certain people are at a heightened risk of developing glaucoma. These include:

  • African Americans over 40 years of age
  • People who have a family history of glaucoma
  • Steroid users
  • People with prior ocular injuries
  • Patients with ocular hypertension
  • People over 60 years of age

There are also several medical conditions that increase a person’s risk of glaucoma, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Leukemia
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Arthritis

Causes

Open angle (chronic) glaucoma is the most common type.

  • The cause is unknown. An increase in eye pressure occurs slowly over time. The pressure pushes on the optic nerve and the retina at the back of the eye.
  • Open angle glaucoma tends to run in families. Your risk is higher if you have a parent or grandparent with open angle glaucoma. People of African descent are at particularly high risk for this disease.

Angle closure (acute) glaucoma occurs when the exit of the aqueous humor fluid is suddenly blocked. This causes a quick, severe, and painful rise in the pressure within the eye (intraocular pressure).

  • Angle closure glaucoma is an emergency. This is very different from open angle glaucoma, which painlessly and slowly damages vision.
  • If you have had acute glaucoma in one eye, you are at risk for an attack in the second eye.

Congenital glaucoma often runs in families (is hereditary).

  • It is present at birth.
  • It results from the abnormal development of the fluid outflow channels in the eye.

Secondary glaucoma is caused by:

  • Drugs such as corticosteroids.
  • Eye diseases such as uveitis.
  • Systemic diseases.

Symptoms

Open angle glaucoma

  • Most people have NO symptoms until they begin to lose vision.
  • Gradual loss of peripheral (side) vision (also called tunnel vision).

Angle closure glaucoma

  • Severe eye pain.
  • Nausea and vomiting (accompanying the severe eye pain).
  • Sudden onset of visual disturbance, often in low light.
  • Blurred vision.
  • Halos around lights.
  • Reddening of the eye.

Congenital glaucoma

  • Symptoms are usually noticed when the child is a few months old.
  • Cloudiness of the front of the eye.
  • Enlargement of one eye or both eyes.
  • Red eye.
  • Sensitivity to light.
  • Tearing.

Diagnosis

A diagnosis of glaucoma no longer simply relies on the presence of pressure within the eye. It requires that there be optic nerve damage or a strong suggestion of damage, which can be clearly seen during a dilated eye examination of the optic nerve.

In general, the hallmark sign of this condition is a loss of peripheral vision. With peripheral vision loss, a person can see in front of him or herself but has lost the vision to the side.

A standard ophthalmic examination may include:

  • Retinal examination
  • Intraocular pressure measurement by tonometry
  • Visual field measurement
  • Visual acuity
  • Refraction
  • Pupillary reflex response
  • Slit lamp examination

Diet

  • Eliminate all suspected food allergens, including dairy (milk, cheese, and eggs), wheat (gluten), soy, corn, preservatives and food additives. Your health care provider may want to test you for food allergies.
  • Eat more antioxidant rich foods (such as green, leafy vegetables and peppers) and fruits (such as blueberries, tomatoes, and cherries).
  • Avoid refined foods, such as white breads, pastas, and sugar.
  • Eat fewer red meats and more lean meats, cold-water fish, tofu (soy, if no allergy) or beans for protein.
  • Use healthy oils in foods, such as olive oil or vegetable oil.
  • Reduce or eliminate trans fatty acids, found in such commercially baked goods as cookies, crackers, cakes, french fries, onion rings, donuts, processed foods, and margarine.
  • Avoid coffee and other stimulants, alcohol, and tobacco.
  • Drink 6-8 glasses of filtered water daily.
  • Exercise moderately, if tolerated, 5 days a week.
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Sir My age is 67 years,..BP and sugar since 18 tears...Doctor told me that pressure in eye ( right) can start soon..he advised for regular checkup..now this time eye pressure is normal...is there any medicine that can prevent eye and control pressure and in future need not to take any type of allopathy treatment .

Dr.B.L. Malviya
Sep 20, 2017 12:54 am Reply

I have been diagnosed with suspect glaucoma and doctor has prescribed some eye drops,but I am not using since my eye pressure has been always 16 to 18.i am facing some eye problems such as blurred sight and heaviness occasionally.i am taking phosphorus 200 four drops once in 15 days and physostigma 30 morning and evening since one month.pl suggest the further preventive action and medication to avoid the ill effects of diseases.

Amrendra Kumar
Jul 11, 2017 8:28 pm Reply

I have been diagnosed with glucoma, the rt eye is more affected. My normal vision is 6/6, and the glasses number are the same. They say it is perificial. Have been prescribed (1) Travatan drops once at night, (2) Brimo drops morning and night, (3) and Tear drops 4 times a day for lubrication. I do find some relief but it may be psychological. Presently I m not much inconvenienced, but do feel my vision in rt eye very slightly blurred at times. I wish to try Homeopathic medicines. Pl advise n suggest. I am 67 yrs old, non vegetarian but not regular, do take panprag with tobacco 3 or 4 times a day, just around 1/2 tablespoon. I wear specks. Thanks, hoping to hear soon. Regards.

Anil Kumar Gupta
Apr 23, 2017 9:42 pm Reply

I am suffering diabetic nd glucoma. Iam using combigan eye drops IOP i right eye 40 left eye 25 doctor says laser treatment compulsory please suggest best medicin in homeopathy and treatment please give me reply

Ahamdunnisa Begum
Apr 14, 2017 7:23 am Reply

Sir, I am Vinay writing it for my daughter Vidhi. She is 16 years old and suffering with JRA and Uvietis since childhood. With the side effects of decease and medicines she get cataract which has been operated in both eyes and also suffering with high IOP in both eyes. She is on full medications then also IOP is on higher side.Please advice if some treatment is there.

Vidhi
Apr 11, 2017 2:37 pm Reply

I am using Travatan eye drops from ladt five years after my cataract operation in both eyes. From last few month left eye vision is giving problem and object are not learly visible. Kindly advice shold I go for laser operation or homeopathy medicine.

Daniel Ahmed
Mar 25, 2017 7:34 pm Reply

Hi, I have taken steroid injection in my left eyes, and now there is high pressure issue in my left eye. Its 30 - 32, I used some eye drops Lumigan, Azopt, Brimocom, oral tablets- Diamox 250mg, and one leaser for down the IOP, but no benefit, Now operation is option by my doctor, but I want to know, Is there any possibility to control IOP and further loss of vision,. And can I take homeopathy medicine with my current medicines. Any side effects if I use both medicine together. Please reply soon.

Rishabh
Oct 8, 2016 1:30 pm Reply

I have mayophia high since childhood. Both normal lences from eyes has been removed by operating eye. Glucoma is diagnosed in 2005. At present I am using xalacom and brimocom. Some one told me about homeopathic treatment. Please suggest.

Peyush Kumar
Aug 18, 2016 9:39 pm Reply

Age 53 from Mumbai just one month back I came to know that having glaucoma currently using XALATIN DROPS AT bed time almost 60 pc list vision as per test done iop 16 Pl help

Nilesh M Joshi
Aug 10, 2016 8:49 pm Reply

IOP in left eye is 25 and right side 19 suggest best drop/medicine for glaucoma

Rati Ram Prajapati
Jul 21, 2016 1:08 pm Reply

I am suffering from glaucoma for last 15 years after the catrac operation in which I lost my left eye. I am using Azopt ,Combigun, and Lumigun drops .My pressure is now 16in right eye and 26 in left eye with no vision. Pl. let me know how to proceed further. Thank you and awaiting your reply, Moghe

Narayan Moghe
Jul 20, 2016 5:32 pm Reply

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