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Treating retinopathy with homoeopathy

Retinopathy is a general term that refers to some form of persistent or acute damage to the retina of the eye. Because of bleeding, the vision becomes blurred and the eye will become painful in the disease’s final stages. Retinopathy may be caused by the deterioration of eye tissue, which may itself be due to a process of genetic origin or by ultraviolet rays. However, the most common cause of retinopathy is the worsening of arterial hypertension or diabetes. People who suffer from retinopathy are usually hindered by eye redness, visual impairment and eye pain. However, these symptoms and their complications can be avoided by resorting to homoeopathic remedies.


Eye redness is one of the major sign that help establish a diagnosis of retinopathy. Indeed, this eye redness is due to bleeding that occurs under the ocular conjunctiva. The conjunctiva’s small blood vessels are indeed weakened by arterial hypertension or diabetes. Subsequently, these vessels rupture and blood spreads out.

Visual disorders such as blurred vision or double vision are also consequences of ocular haemorrhages. When retinopathy lasts for several years, these visual disorders may evolve towards the sudden loss of vision.  This loss of visual acuity may only apply to one eye and appear suddenly.

Eye pain is a symptom that indicates the worsening of retinopathy. This pain may be caused by the retinal detachment, a condition that occurs in the advanced stages of retinopathy. This retinal detachment follows a drying out of the eyeball’s superficial tissues.

Treating eye redness

To reduce conjunctival redness, the recommended homoeopathic substances are Natrium Muriaticum and Hamamelis Virginiana 5 CH. The recommended dosage of Hamamelis Virginiana is of 5 granules, which need to be taken 3 times a day. These daily intakes should be administered until the redness disappears.

Preventing and treating haemorrhagic syndrome

The haemorrhagic syndrome can be avoided if the disease is detected early on. In this case, the prescribed homoeopathic remedy is Arnica Montana 9 CH. A person suffering from retinopathy should take a weekly dose of Arnica Montana over the course of six months. If retinopathy is caused by high blood pressure, it is advisable to take Secale Cornotum.

Treating visual impairment

To alleviate the visual disorders resulting from retinopathy, it is best to consult a homoeopath or an ophthalmologist. This specialized personnel can help determine the true origin of the visual disorders. Furthermore, that person will be able to prescribe the right cure, as well as the most appropriate dosage.

Treating eye pain

It is recommended to take Lypocodium when eye pain is accentuated by high temperatures and gains intensity at night. A homoeopath’s advice is essential when it comes to determining the treatment’s appropriate dosage. However, when the pain is characterized by a sensation of having sand in the eyes, it is advisable to take 5 granules of Hamamelis virginiana 5 CH three times a day.

When should you consult a doctor?

If the symptoms of retinopathy occur in a child or infant, a medical consultation is strongly advised. Moreover, it is also recommended to consult a doctor if the infant or child has purulent secretions in the eye or suffers from intense tearing.

Treatments and pathologies linked to “retinopathy”

Associated treatments

  • Arnica Montana
  • Phosphorus
  • Secale Cornutum

Associated pathologies

  • Diabetes
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Eye disorders

Good to know: Patients who consult an ophthalmologist for a retinopathy may sometimes feel like they are often dazzled. This side-effect resulting from the consultation with the ophthalmologist may be alleviated by taking 5 granules of Belladonna 5 CH every quarter of an hour. For increased effectiveness, this remedy will need to be taken during an hour.

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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.