Amaurosis (Greek meaning darkening, dark, or obscure) is vision loss or weakness that occurs without an apparent lesion affecting the eye . It may result from either a medical condition or from excess acceleration, as in flight. The term is the same as the Latin gutta serena.
Types of Amaurosis
Leber’s congenital amaurosis is an inherited disease resulting in optic atrophy and secondary severe vision loss or blindness. It was first described by Theodore Leber in the 19th century.
Amaurosis fugax (Latin: fugax meaning fugitive) is a temporary loss of vision in one eye caused by decreased blood flow (ischemia) to the retina. Another cause is the presence of emboli located in the ipsilateral (same side) internal carotid artery. It is a type of transient ischaemic attack (TIA). Those experiencing Amaurosis usually experience complete symptom abeyance within a few minutes. In a small minority of those who experience Amaurosis, stroke or vision loss has resulted. Diabetes, hypertension and smoking are factors known to increase the risks of suffering this condition. It also can be the result of surgical repair to the mitral valve, when very small emboli may break away from the site of the repair., while the patient’s tissue grows to cover the plastic Annuloplasty band.
This condition can also occur in ruminants suffering from a vitamin B1 (thiamine) deficiency due to Thiamine-Related Cerebrocortical Necrosis (CCN).
Those experiencing amaurosis are usually advised to consult a physician immediately as any form of vision loss, even if temporary, is a symptom that may indicate the presence of a serious ocular or systemic problem.
Homeopathy Treatment for Amaurosis
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Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. The homeopathic medicines are selected after a full individualizing examination and case-analysis, which includes the medical history of the patient, physical and mental constitution, family history, presenting symptoms, underlying pathology, possible causative factors etc. A miasmatic tendency (predisposition/susceptibility) is also often taken into account for the treatment of chronic conditions. A homeopathy doctor tries to treat more than just the presenting symptoms. The focus is usually on what caused the disease condition? Why ‘this patient’ is sick ‘this way’. The disease diagnosis is important but in homeopathy, the cause of disease is not just probed to the level of bacteria and viruses. Other factors like mental, emotional and physical stress that could predispose a person to illness are also looked for. No a days, even modern medicine also considers a large number of diseases as psychosomatic. The correct homeopathy remedy tries to correct this disease predisposition. The focus is not on curing the disease but to cure the person who is sick, to restore the health. If a disease pathology is not very advanced, homeopathy remedies do give a hope for cure but even in incurable cases, the quality of life can be greatly improved with homeopathic medicines.
The homeopathic remedies (medicines) given below indicate the therapeutic affinity but this is not a complete and definite guide to the homeopathy treatment of this condition. The symptoms listed against each homeopathic remedy may not be directly related to this disease because in homeopathy general symptoms and constitutional indications are also taken into account for selecting a remedy. To study any of the following remedies in more detail, please visit the Materia Medica section at Hpathy.
None of these medicines should be taken without professional advice and guidance.
Homeopathy Remedies for Amaurosis :
Acon., anac., anan., arg-m., arg-n., ars., aur., aur-m., aur-m-n., bar-c., bell., bov., both., bry., bufo., calc., caps., caust., chel., chin., chin-s., cic., cocc., con., croc., dig., dros., dulc., elaps., euphr., ferr., ferr-ar., fl-ac., gels., guai., hyos., kali-ar., kali-c., kali-i., kali-p., kali-s., laur., lyc., meny., merc., nat-a., nat-c., nat-m., nat-p., nit-ac., nux-v., olnd., op., patr., ph-ac., phos., plb., psor., puls., rhus-t., ruta., sec., sep., sil., spig., staph., stram., sulph., syph., thuj., verat., verat-v., vib., zinc.