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.
In the conventional 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. 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 homoeopathy helps
There are 73 homoeopathy 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 allopath in which all patients receive the same surgery or drugs although trade name may be different.
There are four major types of glaucoma:
Certain people are at a heightened risk of developing glaucoma. These include:
There are also several medical conditions that increase a person’s risk of glaucoma, including:
Open angle (chronic) glaucoma is the most common type.
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).
Congenital glaucoma often runs in families (is hereditary).
Secondary glaucoma is caused by:
Open angle glaucoma
Angle closure glaucoma
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: