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Double Vision – 9 Homeopathic Medicines for Diplopia

Diplopia or double vision refers to the complaint of seeing two images of an object instead of one. The two images can be horizontal, vertical or diagonal. It can occur in one eye (monocular diplopia) or both the eyes (binocular diplopia). Homeopathic medicines for diplopia are selected individually for every case taking into consideration the reasons and the attending features.   homeopathic medicines for diplopia

Diplopia can develop due to a number of reasons like keratoconus (cone-shaped cornea), corneal damage from infection/dryness), cataract, strokes, head injury, brain tumors, aneurysms, black eye (a bruise around eyes that results from a blunt blow to the area of the face around the eye or eyes), severe dryness of eyes as in Sjogren’s syndrome, squint, myasthenia gravis, Grave’s disease, (multiple sclerosis, Guillain-barre syndrome, diabetes), migraine headaches, astigmatism and pterygium. Alcohol or other recreational drugs can lead to temporary diplopia.

Homeopathic Medicines for Diplopia

Diplopia can be managed effectively with natural medicines. Before beginning homeopathy treatment for diplopia, an examination and evaluation by ophthalmologist and neurologist are essential. One must take the medicine from a homeopath after a complete case analysis and avoid self-prescription. The top remedies for diplopia are Gelsemium, Arnica, Zincum Met, Causticum, Natrum Mur, Phytolacca, Belladonna, Syphilinum, and Pulsatilla.

1. Gelsemium – For diplopia with Headache

Gelsemium is prepared from the bark of the root of plant Gelsemium Sempervirens commonly known as yellow jasmine. The natural order of this plant is Loganiaceae. Gelsemium is beneficial for diplopia when attended with a headache. Pain above eyes and across the forehead is felt. A band like sensation is felt around the head. Fullness in the head is marked. In cases needing Gelsemium, there is a double vision mostly when looking sideways. The eyeballs feel sore when moved and there maybe vertigo present. In a few cases, ptosis ( droopy eyelids) may be present. There is heaviness of eyes along with weak eyesight. This remedy is also indicated in cases of diplopia with astigmatism.

2. Arnica – For Diplopia in case of Eye Injury (Bruise)

Arnica is prepared from the root of plant Arnica Montana of the natural order Compositae. Arnica is helpful for cases of diplopia from eye injury (bruise around the eye). Double vision is accompanied by vertigo and this gets worse upon looking downwards. The eye feels painful, sore, red and swollen. Pain in the eye may be shooting and tearing in nature. The eyes also feel heavy with a sensation of great weight. There may also be a headache along with the above symptoms.

3. Zincum Met – For Diplopia with Squint

Zincum Met is a helpful medicine for diplopia with a squint. In cases requiring Zincum Met left eye is more affected with double vision as compared to the right eye. In addition to double vision, the objects may also appear elongated. Eyes may be weak with dim vision. Pain in the eyes may also be felt. Dryness in the eyes is another attending symptom.

4. Causticum – For Diplopia with Ptosis (Droopy Eyelids)

Causticum is useful for diplopia cases where ptosis (droopy eyelids) is present. Eyelids feel heavy. Diplopia may worse on looking sideways where Causticum is indicated. A pressing pain may be felt in the eyes. Dryness in eyes is present. Eyes may also be sensitive to light

5. Natrum Mur – For Diplopia with Weak Eyes

Natrum Mur is indicated for diplopia with weak eyes. There is eye strain, and the eyes get tired upon reading or writing. The vision may be blurred and the eye muscles get weak. The eyelids feel heavy along with a pain in the eyes.

6.Phytolacca – For Diplopia with Vertigo

Phytolacca is prepared from plant Phytolacca Decandra of the natural order Phytolaccaceae. Phytolacca is significant medicine for diplopia attended with vertigo. In many cases, a headache is also present. There is dimness of vision, sensitivity to light and dull pain in the eyes.

7. Belladonna – For Diplopia with Pain in Eyes

Belladonna is prepared from a plant named Deadly Nightshade of the natural order Solanaceae. Belladonna offers help in cases of diplopia with pain in the eyes. The objects may also feel crooked with double vision. The pain is felt deep in the eyes and maybe shooting, aching or stinging in nature. The eye pain gets worse by movement. There is a marked sensitivity to light and the eyes feel dry along with a burning sensation. There may be a pain in the forehead and temple region along with inflammation or ulcer of the cornea.

8. Syphilinum – For Vertical Diplopia

Syphilinum is well-indicated for managing vertical diplopia. One image of an object is seen lower than the other where Syphilinum is required. Pain in eyes may be present that is most worse at the night time. Other attending complaints that may be present includes droopy eyelids, strabismus.

9. Pulsatilla – For Horizontal Diplopia

Pulsatilla is prepared from a plant Pulsatilla named Pulsatilla Nigricans of the natural order Ranunculaceae. Pulsatilla is a useful medicine for cases of horizontal diplopia. Oversensitivity to light, stitches in eyes, pressure in eyes and dryness of eyes are few attending symptoms to double vision in cases where Pulsatilla is indicated. Complaint of keratoconus may be present in some cases.

Symptoms of Diplopia

In many cases, diplopia occurs without any accompanying symptoms. While in other cases few symptoms can attend diplopia. These symptoms that can accompany diplopia include pain in eyes on movement, headache, droopy eyelids, nausea, pain in the temples or around the eyebrows, weakness in eyes, vertigo, eye strain and sensitivity to light or sounds.

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  1. ajit kumar nandi says:

    double vision with pain in the eye brow for last 10 days. what should I do?

    please help replying

    • ajit kumar nandi says:

      double vision treatment I pray for which is for last 10 days with pain in the eye brow. I am 43yrs age

  2. Hi I’ve been suffering from diplopia for about 3 years .during the day it’s quite mild but in the evening for example when watching TV or reading it gets worse.
    I’ve been diagnosed with myasthenia gravis. Diplopia. Can you suggest a homeopathy treatment that could help .
    I don’t have pain or drooping eyelids or any other symptoms .thank you

  3. Hello Dr Sharma
    my daughter who is 37 yrs old is suddenly having double vision, along with vertigo. had brain scan 2 days ago and found small nodule on the front right side of my brain. Im thinking of taking cucculine and phytolacca 6ch
    would you please let me know if this is the right remedy?

    thank you

  4. Arun Kr. Paswan says:

    Since a week I am very much depressed with dibble vission case & I immediate treatment. Pl. help as early as possible.
    Mob.No. 9835592540

  5. Masroor Ahmad says:

    Sir, I am suffering from some kind of double vision and blurriness while I am reading something on screen or watching TV where something is written eg subtitles. This all started about 3 years back after my cataract surgery. By the way if I concntrate and gently rub my eyes the issue occasionally gets resolved little bit. Other than that I don’t have any issue and can also drive. I am 63 years old.

    • Mahendra Sahu says:

      Sir I am suffering from double vision horizontal while reading & work on computer.this is staated 1 month ago I am 35 years old
      Please suggest me what to do

  6. Prithavi singh says:

    I am 14 year boy I got diplopia from 2019 I am scared I use phone so much and one day I saw double all things. Not the double I saw everything as a line of the thing upward on it as vertical

  7. My problems is both eye double vision or doctor says to diplopia.please tell solutions my eye problems

  8. Ramesh Agrawal says:

    Good morning
    I have started seeing double images from a week from left eye.
    My left eye had been effected by suryagrahan 15 year ago as per local Doctor.
    Which medicone should I take with quantity

  9. Sir I am 55 year old, I’m doctor of pediatric, I m suffering from diplopia for 20 day, and taking medication but in vain, now I decided to ask you to to help me and advise me any hemopathic medicines, I m hypertensive and taking medicines of diabetes too.

  10. Iliyan Slavchev says:

    my probnlem is a bit complicated because my eye was punctured. But anyway I am seeng. But what I see is quite complicated multiplopia. May be two combined with an astigmatism. I am not sure about this astigmatism personally. For my great sorry it is very challanging to get to a more clear picture so to say that the picture I see is clear enough. And to say that always I can suppose what I see. So my eyes are always tired. And this is not rare case my eye to feil in its attempt to see. Doctors are talking abot early stage of a cataract. But they a saying this for 25 years. So I am not sure abou what is tere in their heads.
    What would be your advice?

  11. Pinaki Mukherjee says:

    Dear Dr. Sharma,
    My age is 41 years. I see double alphabets with my right eye. Started facing this problem after work from home (WFH) started during the COVID-19 pandemic. I used to work for 16-18 hours during the day in computer and faced the problem after 2 months of working in those stretched timing.
    Please suggest a remedy.

  12. Sonu Kumar, C/o- Narsing Rao says:

    Sir,l Sonu Kumar has been suffering diplopia since 2010 and I see two or more images of an object right and left. I do not get to see vertically long object like pipe,pole,wire but clear see the horizontal placed same object.
    Please suggest me what I do. I want to see clear an object placed in any direction.

  13. Sadia Saleem says:

    Hi doctor my son had squint wth week sight at the age of 3 ad at the age of 16 he gt operated of right eye now squibt z much bettr but he is complain8ng of double vision in right eyes when he uses his glasses wch are acc. to his number double vision becomes worse pls suggest any homeo treatmnt

  14. Mrs. Uma rao says:

    Doctor, I experience double vision often. The objects move in circles & jelly like substance keeps revolving sometimes objects vanish and I visualise only light flashes. I feel nauseous, weakness with migraine It gets controlled within an hour by chewing cumin powder and cumin decoction.

  15. Sudhir kumar says:

    Doctor sir,
    I accident in may 17 by bike.After accident in my eyes double vision problem. When I see single eye then vision is ok but when I see both eyes vision become double.when I move right side my brain double vision creat more than but move in left side no double vision creat.

    What medicine for me.

  16. Koripamo Kofi panford says:

    I have double vertical vision with pain in the left eye. and droopy left eye. Reading in strenuous and words get blurred. I gone through your advert and would be most grateful for directive to get my healing.
    Thank you.

  17. Feroz Jamal says:

    Sir, I am suffering from double vision since last five years after cataract surgery. At start felt slight double vision when I see at right but with the passage of time it became worst. Now I see two images when I see straight even when I see at Left side. This has made life very difficult. Kindly resolve this issue and advise .

  18. Madan Mohan says:

    I have double vision in right eye kindly tell which medicine I take

    • Sadia Saleem says:

      Hi doctor my son had squint wth week sight at the age of 3 ad at the age of 16 he gt operated of right eye now squibt z much bettr but he is complain8ng of double vision in right eyes when he uses his glasses wch are acc. to his number double vision becomes worse pls suggest any homeo treatmnt

  19. Samaun Mondal says:

    Sir, I am 22 years old. I have been suffering from diplopia from around 4 years. Double vision is sideways mainly right side. Moving eyeball is painful and seems to be heavy weight. I have been also suffering from right side neck pain and very slight curve has been formed at right side of neck due to slipping of heavy weight bag of potato from head 5 years back i.e 1 year back from started suffering from diplopia.
    Please , advise me best medicine.

  20. Group Captain Kjs sekhon says:

    Sir, I am 64 Yr old male, I had a stroke 4 yrs back I am having clavilip 10 and telvas 40,of late I got vertigo for a few hrs, but after 4 days when I looked at the birds in the sky they appeared double one on top of other, no eye pain, for vertigo iam having VERTIN 8,please advise

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