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Colocynthis - Eyes symptoms - T.F. Allen

Bitter Cucumber, Colocy, Colocynth, Coloc.

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HPUS indication of Colocynthis: Colic-like pain

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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Colocynthis in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.



Eyes dull and watery,

Feeling of dryness in the eyes, in the evening,

Smarting in the eyes; painfulness of the eyeballs,

Severe itching in the right eye, obliging him to rub it,


Obscuration of vision,

Mist before the right eye, early in the morning, lasting several hours; not removed by rubbing it,

A great, white, very bright light was seen at the side of and below the right eye; but as he turned his eyes rapidly sideways, in order to examine it, it vanished,

At 10 A.M., shimmering before the right eye, in the shape of a circle with rays, coming on a short time before getting up from writing,

Brow and orbit

Pressing feeling in the orbits, towards the root of the nose,

Fine sticking and drawing, varying in intensity, with aching, in the left orbit, and burning as if from pepper in the mouth, especially on the hard palate,

Stitches above the right eye, accompanied by itching of the scalp,


Annoying twitching of the right upper eyelid, continuing four days,

Heaviness of the eyelids, without sleepiness,

Burning sensation in the right upper lid (after thirty-four hours),

Biting burning beneath the upper eyelids,

Exceedingly painful sticking burning on the edge of the left upper eyelid,

A prickling-burning pain in the right inner canthus,

Transitory pressing in the right eyelid,

Burning cutting in the right lower lid during rest,

Smarting pain in the eyelids,


Slight sticking in the conjunctiva palpebrarum of the left eye. Next morning it was perceptibly inflamed; here and there were indications of commencing ulceration, which continued to increase till 4 in the afternoon, when it was complete; next morning cicatrization had taken place,


Burning pain in the whole right eyeball,

Aching in the upper and outer portions of the right eyeball in the evening, aggravated by rubbing it with the finger; it feels harder than usual there. This aching lasted some days,

Painful pressure in the eyeballs, especially on stooping,

Pain as from pressure upon both eyeballs from above downward,

The left eyelid lay thick and heavy upon the ball, which felt as though squeezed anteriorly and superiorly,

Pain in the eyes; a sharp cutting in the right eyeball,

Stitches as with knives in the right eyeball, extending to the root of the nose,

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