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Relieving asthenopia with homoeopathy

Asthenopia is a type of ocular fatigue that occurs as a result of an eye’s sustained effort. Due to prolonged exposure to television and computer screens, this disorder has become increasingly common. However, ageing can also be one of its causes, just like carrying out repetitive work in poor lighting. Asthenopia comes in two forms, refractive asthenopia which requires the wearing of eyeglasses or contact lenses and muscular asthenopia, which needs to be treated with eye exercises. Those most susceptible to this disorder are video game addicts, employees who use computers, as well as art professionals and specialists working in fields that require extreme precision and accuracy.


The subject suffering from asthenopia struggling to support long efforts with the eyes, especially if they observe or examine an object. Disorders usually manifest themselves through eye irritation, burning sensations, itching and feelings of heaviness, as well as dry eyes or pronounced tearing. Eye fatigue is most often felt at the end of the day although, in some cases, it may occur upon awakening. The most significant symptoms are primarily pain around the eyes, eyebrows, forehead and temple, before being followed by photophobia that prevents the affected subject from withstanding the light. In some cases, the vision is blurred and the observed object can even look duplicated Finally, a patient suffering from photophobia may sometimes be victim to dizziness or nausea.

Recommended homoeopathic treatments

In order to relieve asthenopia that occurs following a prolonged exposure to a computer screen, it is recommended to take 5 granules of Jaborandi 5 CH daily for one month, especially if the symptoms are accompanied by blurred vision and a difficulty to concentrate. If the affected subject suffers from chronic migraines, it is recommended to take 5 granules of Paris quadrifolia 5 CH daily To reduce eye pain, take 5 granules of Ruta graveolens 5 CH three times a day. If the eye turns red, it is advisable to take 5 granules of Arnica montana 5 CH three times a day.

When should you consult a doctor?

It is imperative to consult a doctor when the eyes become red and irritated. Similarly, seek medical attention right away if you are bothered by the light and if headaches occur when you are lying down. Finally, it should be noted that only a doctor is able to give an accurate diagnosis regarding aunbant tearing or dry eyes.

Treatments and pathologies linked to “asthenopia”

Associated treatments

  • Jaborandi
  • Paris Quadrifolia
  • Ruta Graveolens

Good to know: Belladonna 9 CH, Kalium bichromicum 9 CH and Iris versicolor 9 CH are among the most efficient remedies for the treatment of headaches caused by asthenopia

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Pathology and homeopathy are two fields of scientific research that go hand in hand. As a matter of fact, homeopathic research on a disease is always accompanied by a pathological study of that disease. Pathology is the scientific field that studies diseases, while homeopathy is a gentle method for treating diseases. Homeopathic treatment follows the principles of similarity (Similia similibus curentur or "likes are cured by likes") and comprehensiveness. There is no universal treatment for a given disease; it must be adapted to each patient.