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Arsenicum Album - Eye symptoms

Arsenious Acid, Arsenic, Arsenicum, Ars. Alb, Ars Alb

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Below are the strongest indications of Arsenicum Album in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

BETTER from heat; from head elevated; warm drinks.
WORSE, wet weather, after midnight; from cold, cold drinks, or food. Seashore. Right side.
Complementary: Rhus; Carbo; Phos.; Thuja; Secale. Antidotal to lead poison.
Antidotes: Opium; Carbo; China; Hepar; Nux. Chemical antidotes: Charcoal; Hydrated Peroxide of Iron; Lime Water.
Compare: Arsenicum Album. stibiatum 3x (Chest inflammations of children, restlessness with thirst and prostration, loose mucous cough, oppression, hurried respiration, crepitant rales). Cenchris Contortrix; Iod.; Phosph.; China; Verat. alb.; Carbo; Kali-phos. Epilobium (intractable diarrhoea of typhoid). Hoang Nan. Atoxyl. - Sodium arseniate 3x, sleeping sickness; commencing optic atrophy. Levico Water - (containing Ars., Iron and Copper of South Tyrol) ( Chronic and dyscratic skin diseases, chorea minor and spasms in scrofulous and anaemic children. Favors assimilation and increases nutrition. Debility and skin diseases, especially after the use of higher potencies where progress seems suspended. Dose. Ten drops in wine glass of warm water 3 times a day after meals ( Burnett). Sarcolactic acid (influenza with violent vomiting).


Lids red, ulcerated, scabby, scaly, granulated
Burning in eyes, with acrid lachrymation

Intense photophobia; better external warmth

Ciliary neuralgia, with fine burning pain.

Corneal ulceration

External inflammation, with extreme painfulness; Burning, hot, and excoriating lachrymation

Conjunctiva (external lining of eye); swelling

Cornea (transparent part of eye); blisters
Cornea (transparent part of eye); degenerate
Cornea (transparent part of eye); spots and specks, on cornea
Cornea (transparent part of eye); spots and specks, on cornea; scars
Cornea (transparent part of eye); triangular growth

Discharges of mucus or pus
Discharges of mucus or pus; acrid smelling (strong and sharp)
Discharges of mucus or pus; bloody
Discharges of mucus or pus; corner; from tear duct
Discharges of mucus or pus; morning
Discharges of mucus or pus; yellow

Discoloration; redness
Discoloration; redness; lids
Discoloration; redness; lids; spots; edges of
Discoloration; redness; lids; spots; veins
Discoloration; yellow


Dryness; in artificial light


Eye feels hot
Eye feels hot; daytime

Eye gum; on lids

Glassy appearance

Hair falling from eye-lashes

Infected; full of dark vessels, conjunctiva (external lining of eye)

Inflammation; acute
Inflammation; afternoon, 4 p.m.
Inflammation; alternating with swelling of feet
Inflammation; arthritic (gouty and rheumatic)
Inflammation; cold
Inflammation; during period
Inflammation; glandular swellings
Inflammation; infants
Inflammation; of catarrh from cold
Inflammation; recurrent
Inflammation; syphilitic
Inflammation; wounds; back of eye (behind retina - choroid)
Inflammation; wounds; conjunctiva (external lining of eye)
Inflammation; wounds; conjunctiva (external lining of eye); oozing pus (including cornea)
Inflammation; wounds; cornea (transparent part of eye)
Inflammation; wounds; iris
Inflammation; wounds; iris; night
Inflammation; wounds; iris; rheumatic
Inflammation; wounds; iris; syphilitic
Inflammation; wounds; lids
Inflammation; wounds; lids; edges
Inflammation; wounds; retina

Intolerance of light (photophobia)
Intolerance of light (photophobia); daylight
Intolerance of light (photophobia); daylight; sunlight
Intolerance of light (photophobia); during chill
Intolerance of light (photophobia); from snow
Intolerance of light (photophobia); when angry


Itching; eyebrows
Itching; night

Lids; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)
Lids; eyes closed; half open
Lids; eyes closed; hard to keep open
Lids; eyes closed; unable to open eyes
Lids; eyes open; during sleep
Lids; eyes open; morning; night
Lids; granular lids
Lids; half open
Lids; hard to keep open
Lids; opening eyes difficult
Lids; opening eyes difficult
Lids; out-breaks on skin; scales
Lids; spasmodic closure
Lids; stuck together; morning
Lids; stuck together; night
Lids; unable to open eyes

Looking upward

Movement of eyeballs; pendulum like, from side to side
Movement of eyeballs; turned; upward

Pain; aching
Pain; afternoon; 1 p.m.
Pain; as from something in eye; like sand in eye
Pain; as from something in eye; like sand in eye; evening
Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting
Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting; evening
Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting; margins of lids
Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting; margins of lids; evening
Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting; night
Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting; on opening the eyes
Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting; while reading
Pain; comes on suddenly
Pain; gnawing, biting
Pain; left
Pain; lids; 1 p.m.
Pain; light
Pain; night
Pain; night; after midnight
Pain; on movement of eyes
Pain; on movement of eyes; upwards
Pain; on opening lids
Pain; open air
Pain; pressing
Pain; pulling
Pain; pulsating
Pain; sore, bruised, tender
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; night; midnight
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; on opening the eyes
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; pulsating
Pain; tearing
Pain; tearing; on looking at light
Pain; warmth
Pain; when looking; steadily
Pain; when looking; upward
Pain; when rising
Pain; when using eyes; when reading

Paralysis; iris
Paralysis; lids
Paralysis; lids; upper
Paralysis; optic nerve, total blindness, without eye damage (amaurosis)

Protrusion; protruding eye balls

Pulsation in eyes

Pulsation; after midnight
Pulsation; around the eyes
Pulsation; night

Pupils; alternately contracted and dilated in the same light
Pupils; contracted
Pupils; contracted; during heat
Pupils; dilated
Pupils; dilated; during heat
Pupils; insensitive to light

Sensation of enlargement

Skin around eyes (see face); corner excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)
Skin around eyes (see face); out-breaks on skin


Staring; evening; during convulsions
Staring; when dazed

Stiffness; of eyeballs

Strabismus (eyes incorrectly aligned)


Swellings; conjunctiva (external lining of eye)
Swellings; glandular swellings
Swellings; lids
Swellings; lids; from fluid accumulation
Swellings; lids; under the lids
Swellings; lids; when period is suppressed

Tears; acrid smell (strong and sharp)
Tears; burning
Tears; with running nose

Tired sensation

Twitching; comes on suddenly
Twitching; lids
Twitching; lids; upper

Ulceration; cornea (transparent part of eye)
Ulceration; cornea (transparent part of eye); one, then the other
Ulceration; lids
Ulceration; lids; under surfaces

Weak; morning

Wild look

Withering of optic nerve; from tobacco

Oedema around eyes
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Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.