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Conjunctivitis and Blepharitis

The conjunctiva is a delicate membrane which connects the eyeball and inner eyelid. it is usually transparent, but when it is irritated or inflamed (conjunctivitis) it turns a blood-red colour.

In most cases, conjunctivitis is produced by microorganisms (viruses or bacteria), and worsens on being exposed to smoke, dust, polluted water or excessive light. to strain one's eyes may also produce irritation or congestion of the conjunctiva.

Phytotherapeutic healing is based on the local application of anti-inflammatory, emollient, and antiseptic plants. All emollient plants are general recommended.

in chronic or persistent cases, conjunctivitis may be treated with the same plants as conjunctivitis may be related to a lack of vitamin A, or to toxicity due to liver or kidney dysfunctions.

Blepharitis

Is the technical name for eye inflammation. In local application, it is treated with the same plants as conjunctivitis. It is worth paying attention to the lack of nutrients, especially the lack of vitamin A. and of trace elements such as iron.

Keratitis

Keratitis is the inflammation of the cornea, a transparent disc approximately one millimeter thick, which convers the anterior part of the eyeball. its seriousness depends on the fact that an inflamed cornea may become opaque and make vision more difficult. Apart from specialised treatment, these plants, as well as those used for conjunctivitis are recommended.

Sty

Sties are little furuncles that appear on the edge of the eyelids. The aim of the treatment is to make them ripe and open. plants that have been recommended for conjunctivitis may be also applied, if possible in compresses over the eyelids.

Diminished Vision

The plants that protect the retina capillaries, such as the bilberry, or those containing the required vitamin A or light sensitive cells may improve visual acuity.

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