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Feb 3, 2016

Low Vision Awareness Month


Low vision increasingly affects our society as the population ages. Integrative medicine approaches, which can include homeopathic remedies, may help reverse this trend.glasses and "Low vision awareness month"


Corrective lenses, eye surgery, and medication can improve vision. “Low vision” describes visual impairments that have not responded to these treatments. Ailments and conditions that may result in low vision include
• Age-related macular degeneration
• Allergies
• Cataracts
• Diabetic retinopathy
• Glaucoma
• Heart disease and strokes

Often, nutritional imbalances, a sedentary lifestyle, watching TV, or working at the computer for extended periods of time will affect the proper function of the eyes and lead to poor vision and other functional problems. Some of these eye problems are also caused by exposure to the sun. Proper testing will help to identify the deficiencies or lifestyle predisposing factors so a plan can be made to correct them. Homeopathic remedies are listed below by ailment.

Age-related macular degeneration
Kalium phosphoricum and Lycopodium for healing the optic nerve
Mercurious corrosivus for chronic inflammatory conditions of the eyes
Ruta for eye strain and pain
Pulsatilla for multiple eye problems including recurrent conjunctivitis or dry eye

Allergies that affect vision
Alumina for dry eyes in allergy season
Apis for swollen eye lids, sensitive allergy eyes, better from cold applications.
Euphrasia for allergy and teary eyes with morning crusting, burning eyes and lids.

Cataracts
Calcarea fluorica particularly when associated with weak bones.
Calendula for healing corneas
Causticum for cloudy vision
Senega, Sepia, and Silica for the cataracts themselves
Sulphur for corneal health with a general allergic disposition.

Diabetic retinopathy
Calcarea fluorica for strengthening capillaries
Phosphorus to protect the retina from bleeding

Glaucoma
Calendula for healing corneas
Gelsemium for balancing the pressure in the eye

Heart disease and stroke
Arnica for bleeding
Calcarea fluorica for strengthening capillaries

Low vision is serious. Awareness is the first step in finding lifestyle solutions and remedies but it is imperative that you also consult your homeopath and health care team about what treatment is best for you. These can be serious conditions and you should not self-medication without supervision.


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