Eye floaters are something everyone is familiar with – they are little black spots in the vision that move or float when a person moves their eyes. When you try to focus on the spots, they seem to move quickly out of the visual field. The medical term for eye floaters is muscae volitantes. Eye floaters are mostly harmless and do not affect the vision significantly, but it is recommended to get the eyes examined by an ophthalmologist on a regular basis if eye floaters are a frequent occurrence. The top homeopathic remedies to treat eye floaters are Phosphorous, Natrum Mur, and Argentum Nitricum.
Homeopathic Treatment of Eye Floaters
The homeopathic mode of treatment can help in effectively treating eye floaters. Before beginning a course of homeopathy to fix eye floaters, it is recommended that you visit an ophthalmologist to rule out the cause of eye floaters and any other critical conditions. There is an enormous therapeutic list for eye floaters in homeopathy. Among them, the most suitable homeopathic medicine for eye floaters is selected individually after a detailed analysis of the case. The homeopathic medicines for eye floaters should be taken under the consultation of a homeopathic physician, and self-medication should be avoided.
Homeopathic Medicines for Eye Floaters
Phosphorus – Homeopathic Medicine for Eye Floaters with Black Spots
Phosphorus is a natural medicine for eye floaters when a person complains of black spots floating before eyes. Apart from this, it also works in cases where a person sees spots like flashes of light or red dots. This may be attended with diminishing sight. Looking at any bright, shining object also worsens the complaint. There may be short-sightedness. Colored spots before the eyes before a migraine attack also indicate the need for Phosphorus.
Natrum Mur – Homeopathic Remedy for Eye Floaters with Zig-Zag Lines Before Eyes
Natrum Mur is a natural remedy for eye floaters where a person sees zigzag lines before the eyes. This may be attended with dimness of vision. Some people may also experience double vision. Natrum Mur also helps treat glimmering before the eyes with a headache. Zig-zag dazzling lines in the eyes, like lightning, followed by a headache (migraine) also indicates the need for this remedy.
Argentum Nitricum – Effective Homeopathic Medicine for Brown Colored Eye Floaters
Argentum Nitricum is a homeopathic medicine for eye floaters that seem like brown – colored spots. Intolerance to light in the eyes may be present. Weakness of sight along with grey spots in the eyes also indicate the need for Argentum Nitricum.
Cyclamen – Effective Homeopathic Remedy for Eye Floaters with Changing Spots Before Eyes
Cyclamen is a natural remedy prepared from the root of a plant named Cyclamen Europaeum, commonly known as Sow-bread. The natural order of this plant is Primulaceae. Use of Cyclamen is considered in cases of eye floaters where a person sees various changeable spots before eyes. The changeable spots include yellow spots, green spots, and glittering needle-like spots. Other types of spots include flickering of light and fiery specks. Dimness of sight may also start developing.
Physostigma – Natural Homeopathic Treatment for Eye Floaters with Myopia
Physostigma is a natural medicine prepared from the bean of a plant named Physostigma Venenosum (also known by the name of Calabar bean.) It belongs to the natural order Leguminosae. Physostigma is a useful remedy for treating eye floaters in cases of myopia (short-sightedness). The person sees flashes of light before the eyes. Pain after using eyes is a prominent feature with floaters.
Arnica – Natural Homeopathic Remedy for Eye Floaters with History of Eye Injury
Arnica is prepared from a plant called Arnica Montana, commonly known by the name of Leopard’s-Bane or Fallkraut. This plant belongs to the natural order Compositae. Arnica is useful for treating cases of eye floaters where a history of an eye injury is present. Flickering before the eyes, diplopia (double vision), a heaviness of the eyes along with a headache may be present.
Belladonna – Effective Natural Medicine for Eye Floaters with Eye Inflammation
Belladonna is prepared from the plant named Deadly Nightshade. This plant is of the natural order Solanaceae. Belladonna is beneficial for eye floaters in cases of eye inflammation. The person needing Belladonna may have flickering before eyes or bright sparks before eyes. Flashes of light may also be seen before eyes. Burning in eyes and lachrymation may be present. Photophobia or dimness of vision is another accompanying feature.
Kali Carb – Natural Treatment for Eye Floaters that gets Worse While Reading
Homeopathic medicine Kali Carb proves to be useful for eye floaters that get worse while reading. The indicating factors for Kali Carb are floaters that may be black, blue, or green in color or bright specks. Sharp, stitching pain in eyes may also be present.
Causes of Eye Floaters
In a majority of cases, eye floaters arise due to age-related changes that appear in vitreous inside the eyes. Vitreous humor is a liquid that occupies back two third of the eyes. Vitreous humor is jelly-like, clear and transparent matter. It consists majorly of water with a minor content of collagen, salt, and sugar. In aged people, the vitreous begins to liquefy, and the collagen fibers clump together. These strands cast a shadow on the retinal surface that a person perceives as eye floaters. Other causes behind eye floaters include hemorrhage in the vitreous, posterior uveitis and tearing of retina. Tearing of retina may lead to the retinal detachment that needs prompt treatment to prevent permanent vision loss. Some factors including diabetes mellitus, injury to the eye and nearsightedness raise the risk of eye floaters. Eye floaters may also be a part of aura in cases of migraine.
A person may see the floaters as black/gray dots, cobwebs, cloud-like spots, curved lines, rings, fine strands/strings. A person may see a single floater or the number may be up to hundreds varying from case to case. Floaters appear more prominent when a person looks on light colored backgrounds like the sky or a white wall. However, in the event of a sudden increase in eye floaters (especially if a person see flashes of light or there is a loss of vision), an eye specialist should be consulted on an emergency basis as it may be a signal of some critical condition like retinal detachment.