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Top 9 Homeopathic Medicines For Gritty Eyes

Gritty eyes refer to irritated, scratchy feeling in the eyes as if there is a particle of sand in the eye while nothing is present in the eye. Depending on the cause, some other signs and symptoms may attend gritty eyes. These include dryness in the eyes, itchy eyes, and eye redness, burning in the eyes, watering from the eyes, pain in the eyes and blurred vision. Gritty eyes may be due to numerous causes. First among these is dry eyes which is the most common cause. Dry eyes mean when tears are not produced in adequate amount. Not just reduced quantity but low quality of tears as well could result in dry eyes. The other cause may be allergies. Another reason could be corneal abrasion. It refers to a scratch on the surface of the cornea which is a layer covering the iris and the pupil. Other reasons are blepharitis, conjunctivitis, pterygium and stye.  Blepharitis refers to swollen, red and itchy eyelids. Conjunctivitis refers to inflammation of the conjunctiva i.e. the transparent membrane lining the eyelids and eyeball. Pterygium is a raised, triangular growth on the conjunctiva of the eye. A stye is a red, painful lump that forms near the edge of the eyelid usually filled with pus that results from an infection of the oil glands in the eyelid. Gritty eyes may also occur in case of Sjogren’s syndrome and thyroid disease. Sjogren’s syndrome refers to an autoimmune disorder that predominantly leads to dry eyes and dry mouth. This disorder may also affect the joints, skin, thyroid gland, lungs, kidneys and liver. Other causes of gritty eyes include use of certain medicines (for example prostaglandin analogs which are eye drops used to treat glaucoma), use of contact lenses and deficiency of vitamin A.

Homeopathic Management

Homeopathy can be of great help in case of gritty eyes. Homeopathic medicines are natural remedies that help bring relief if one has gritty eyes by working on the root cause behind it. Along with a gritty feeling, they also help to manage attending signs and symptoms. These might include itching in the eyes, dryness, redness, burning, pain in the eye along with watery eyes. The most suitable homeopathic medicine for gritty eyes is selected after taking into consideration the characteristic individual symptoms in every case. It is advised to always get any case of gritty eyes evaluated by a homeopathic physician for the right diagnosis and prescription. Self-medication should not be done.

Homeopathic Medicines For Gritty Eyes

1. Euphrasia – Leading Homeopathic Medicine

Euphrasia is one of the best homeopathic medicines to manage cases of various eye-related complaints including gritty sensation. Persons needing this medicine complain of sand or dust-like particle present in the eyes. Besides, a burning sensation is also felt in the eyes. There is excessive watering in the eyes. The eyes feel itchy too. Another complaint that may attend is pain in the eye that can be pressive, cutting or stitching type of pain.

2. Aconite – For Gritty Eyes Along With Dryness In Eyes

Aconite is a highly beneficial medicine to deal with cases of gritty sensation in the eyes attended with dryness. The eyes may be red and inflamed. Heated sensation is also felt in the eyes. Eyes may become painful, and the nature of pain may be pressive, shooting or burning type. Pain becomes worse on the movement of the eyeballs. The eyelids can be swollen and red. Burning sensation may occur in the eyelids. The eyelids are also sensitive to air.

3. Arsenic Album – For Grittiness With Burning In Eyes

Arsenic Album is the next effective medicine for managing gritty sensation in the eyes. It is accompanied with marked burning in the eyes. Sand-like sensation in the eyes becomes worse in the evening. It is attended with rubbing of the eyes. There is excessive eye watering that makes the cheeks and eyelids sore. Next stinging pain may be felt in the eyes on opening the eyelids. There is sensitivity to bright light. Pain in the eye gets worse from eye movement which is another accompanying complaint. It may be accompanied by a runny nose with a feeling of stuffed sensation in the nose.

4. Natrum Mur – For Gritty Eyes In Morning

Natrum Mur is well indicated to manage gritty sensation in the eyes felt in the morning. The eyes become red and there is watering from the affected eye. Sneezing and watery nasal discharge may also be present. Burning pain is felt in the eyes. A sensation of salt-like particles in the eyes may also be felt. Another attending complaint can be sensitivity to light, especially sunlight and bright light. There is pain in the eyes while looking down. Eyes may be itchy, the eyelids may feel heavy.

5. Sulphur – For Gritty Sensation With Itching And Burning In Eyes

Sulphur is of great use to manage gritty eyes along with itching and burning. Itching gets worse in the evening. Cutting pain is felt in the eyes along with grittiness. There is watering from the eyes in the morning followed by dryness. The eyelids become very dry on the inner surface. There is also redness and inflammation in the eyelids. It is attended with itching, burning and swelling of the eyelids. A prickling sensation is also felt on the eyelids leading to scratching and rubbing. The eyelids may be sticky in the morning.

6. Pulsatilla – For Gritty Eyes In Conjunctivitis Cases

Pulsatilla is a prominent medicine for managing grittiness in the eyes in cases of conjunctivitis. In cases needing this medicine a particle of sand is felt between the eye and eyelid. With this there is excessive eye watering during the day. Burning sensation and itching also occurs in the eyes. Pain of tearing or stinging nature may also be felt in the eyes. There may be sticking of the eyelids in the morning. Besides conjunctivitis, this medicine is also suitable when sand sensation is felt in the eyes while reading.

7. Belladonna – For Grittiness With Redness Of Eyes

Belladonna is a good choice of medicine to manage cases of gritty eyes along with marked redness of the eyes. Burning sensation is felt in the eyes. The eyes become red. Itching and smarting occurs in the eyes. Eyes may become painful which becomes worse from movement of eyeballs and exposure to light. There is dryness in the eyes. The eyelids become red, congested and swollen. The lids are sore to touch.

8. Apis Mellifica – For Gritty Eyes With Stinging, Burning Sensation

This medicine is useful when gritty eyes are accompanied with a stinging and burning sensation in the eyes. The eyes look very red. The eyelids may be puffy, and swollen as well. There is itching in the eyes which may be sore to touch.

9. Fluoric Acid – With Increased Watering From Eyes

This medicine is helpful when there is a sensation of sand in the eyes with increased watering from the eyes. The burning sensation is also felt in the eyes. Heaviness may be felt above the eyes. There may occur a feeling as if a cold wind is blowing through the eyes.



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  1. Deepak Patel says:

    Hello sir good evening i am Deepak Patel please sir and mam I my problem is Eye bhengapan

  2. Annie Ordonio Silvestre says:

    I had cataract surgery on both eyes and it’s been 5 month on the left eye and 4 month on the right eye they both feel gritty at times and very dry . I am prone to corneal ulcers if my eyes are dry. What homeopathic remedy you think should take?

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