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Silicea - Eye symptoms

Silica, Pure Flint, Silica Terra, Silicon Dioxide, Schuessler Tissue Salt, Cell Salts, Cell Salts, Tissue Salts, Biochemic Tissue / Cell Salt Number # 12 / Twelve

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HPUS label indication: Formation of pus

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

BETTER, warmth, wrapping up head, summer; in wet or humid weather.
WORSE, new moon, in morning, from washing, during menses, uncovering, lying down, damp, lying on left side, cold.
Complementary: Thuja; Sanic.; Puls.; Fluor-ac. Mercurius and Silicea do not follow each other well.
Compare: BLACK Gunpowder 3X ( Abscesses, boils, carbuncles, limb purple. Wounds that refuse to heal; accident from bad food or water. - Clarke.) Hep.; Kali-phos.; Pic-ac.; Calc.; Phos.; Tabasheer; natrum silicum (tumors, hemophilia, arthritis; dose, three drops three times daily, in milk); Ferrum Cyanatum (epilepsy; neuroses, with irritable weakness and hypersensitiveness, especially of a periodical character). Silica Marina - Sea-sand - (Silica And Natrum Mur. symptoms. Inflamed glands and commencing suppuration. Constipation. Use for some time 3X trit.) Vitrum - crown glass - (Potts; disease, after Silicea, necrosis, discharge thin, watery, fetid. Much pain, fine Grinding and grating like grit.) Arundo Donax (acts on excretory and generative organs; suppuration, especially chronic, and where the ulceration is fistulous, especially in long bones. Itching eruption on chest, upper extremities and behind ears).
Sixth to thirtieth potency. The 200th and higher of unquestioned activity. In malignant affections, the lowest potencies needed at times.


Aversion to light, especially daylight; it produces dazzling, sharp pain through eyes; eyes tender to touch; worse when closed

Perforating or sloughing ulcer of cornea

Swelling of lachrymal duct

Abscess in cornea after traumatic injury

After-effects of keratitis and ulcus cornea, clearing the opacity

Angles of eyes affected

Cataract in office workers

Cancer; fungus medullaris
Cancer; fungus

Cataract; after suppressed foot-sweat
Cataract; right eye

Closing of tear duct

Coldness; walking in open air

Conjunctiva (external lining of eye); swelling

Cornea (transparent part of eye); bulging
Cornea (transparent part of eye); rough
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); thickening

Discharges of mucus or pus
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; thick
Discharges of mucus or pus; yellow

Discoloration; redness
Discoloration; redness; after injuries
Discoloration; redness; corner
Discoloration; redness; lids
Discoloration; redness; lids; spots; veins


Dryness; evening
Dryness; morning

Eye feels hot

Eyebrows; hair falling from brows
Eyebrows; out-breaks on skin around eyebrows

Fistula (abnormal hole); in cornea (transparent part of eye)
Fistula (abnormal hole); tear glands
Fistula (abnormal hole); tear glands; generating pus; on pressure

From injuries

Growth, tumour; sty
Growth, tumour; sty; indurated (hard from inflammation)
Growth, tumour; sty; recurrent
Growth, tumour; sty; toward inner corner
Growth, tumour; tumours; cystic
Growth, tumour; tumours; nodules in the lids
Growth, tumour; tumours; on lids
Growth, tumour; tumours; tarsal tumours

Hair falling from eye-lashes

Hardness; lids (see thickening)

Heaviness; lids

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

Inflammation; cold
Inflammation; cold; wet weather
Inflammation; foreign bodies
Inflammation; glandular swellings
Inflammation; wounds; above eye, towards temple
Inflammation; wounds; back of eye (behind retina - choroid)
Inflammation; wounds; conjunctiva (external lining of eye); granular
Inflammation; wounds; conjunctiva (external lining of eye); oozing pus (including cornea)
Inflammation; wounds; iris
Inflammation; wounds; iris; with adhesions
Inflammation; wounds; iris; with pus in front of iris
Inflammation; wounds; lachrymal sac
Inflammation; wounds; lids
Inflammation; wounds; tear duct

Intolerance of light (photophobia)
Intolerance of light (photophobia); after sexual intercourse
Intolerance of light (photophobia); chronic
Intolerance of light (photophobia); daylight
Intolerance of light (photophobia); evening
Intolerance of light (photophobia); morning

Itching; evening
Itching; eyebrows

Lids; desire to close
Lids; difficult to close
Lids; eyes closed; unable to open eyes
Lids; falling of lids
Lids; granular lids
Lids; must close
Lids; nodules in lids; edges of lids
Lids; out-breaks on skin
Lids; out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples
Lids; out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples; corner
Lids; out-breaks on skin; spots
Lids; stuck together
Lids; stuck together; morning
Lids; stuck together; night
Lids; unable to open eyes

Movement of eyeballs; constant

Pain; aching
Pain; afternoon
Pain; afternoon; 4 p.m.
Pain; as from something in eye
Pain; as from something in eye; like sand in eye
Pain; as from something in eye; like sand in eye; morning
Pain; before a storm
Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting
Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting; closing lids
Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting; corner
Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting; corner; inner
Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting; evening
Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting; morning
Pain; closing
Pain; cold air
Pain; comes on suddenly
Pain; cutting
Pain; during a storm
Pain; extending to other parts; to back of head (occiput)
Pain; from daylight
Pain; from exertion of vision
Pain; light
Pain; night; in bed
Pain; on movement of eyes
Pain; on movement of eyes; sideways
Pain; pressing
Pain; pressing; afternoon
Pain; pressing; afternoon; 4 p.m., daily
Pain; pressing; in corner
Pain; pressing; outward
Pain; profuse urination
Pain; pulling
Pain; pulling; as with a string, into the brain or to back of head (occiput)
Pain; pulling; pulling the eyeball backward
Pain; right
Pain; sore, bruised, tender
Pain; sore, bruised, tender; in cold air
Pain; sore, bruised, tender; lids
Pain; sore, bruised, tender; on opening
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; before a storm
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; morning
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; open air
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sudden
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; warmth
Pain; strong light
Pain; tearing
Pain; tearing; closing eyes
Pain; tearing; sudden
Pain; warmth

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

Pulsation in eyes

Pulsation; comes on suddenly

Pupils; contracted
Pupils; contracted; during chill
Pupils; contracted; perspiration
Pupils; dilated; right more than left
Pupils; irregular

Quivering; lids

Sensitive to...; cold air

Skin around eyes (see face); cracks in corner
Skin around eyes (see face); out-breaks on skin
Skin around eyes (see face); out-breaks on skin; boils

Spasms; of lids

Staring; evening; in bed

Swellings; corner
Swellings; glands under eye lids
Swellings; lids
Swellings; morning
Swellings; tear canal
Swellings; tear gland
Swellings; tear sac

Tears; burning
Tears; in cold air
Tears; in wind
Tears; open air
Tears; with cough

Tension; after sexual intercourse

Twitching; lids

Ulceration; cornea (transparent part of eye)
Ulceration; cornea (transparent part of eye); from scars
Ulceration; cornea (transparent part of eye); of veins
Ulceration; lids; under surfaces


Iritis and iridochoroiditis, with pus in anterior chamber


Use 30th potency for months.

Vision confused; letters run together on reading
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Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.

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.