HEALING HERBS

Jun 12, 2007 at 13:03 o\clock

EYESIGHT

                  EYESIGHT

 Introduction: 

"The fastest way to bring the mind into concentration is through the eyes"
                       
It is said that face is the index of the mind and eyes are windows of the soul. On a tangible level, eyes are our only windows to the world. Human eyes need care and attention.  Eyesight becomes weak after the muscles around the eyes lose their elasticity and become rigid, thereby reducing the power to focus different distances. Also, tension around the eyes affects the brain causing stress and anxiety. Normal vision is essential for carrying out our day-to-day activities efficiently.  

Causes:           

 Infection, malnutrition and lack of eye care rob people of their sight - and their quality of life. Blindness can be caused by a host of diseases and conditions, including diabetes, glaucoma, cataracts, vitamin A deficiency, leprosy, trachoma Injury to the eye, including from chemical burns, contact with a sharp or blunt object or fireworks. Blocked blood vessels. Complications from eye surgery or premature birth. Conditions like Tay-Sachs disease, optic neuritis, retinitis pigmentosa, retinoblastoma and optic glioma. Stroke. Lead poisoning.

Watery eyes:                

Watery eyes can be caused by a variety of factors, including an eye infection, allergy or irritation. Watery eyes also can signal a more serious problem, including a blocked tear duct that prevents tears from draining normally. 

Symptoms:

Persistent tearing without apparent cause. Pain in the eye, especially when it tears. Soreness around the eyes or sinuses. Redness in the eye, or significant discharge from the eye.Blepharitis is a common condition that is caused by inflammation of the eyelid. It results in red, scaly, and thickened eyelids and typically some loss of the eyelashes. The most common complaints are itching and burning. Blepharitis is initially treated by applying hot compresses to the affected eye, followed by an eyelid scrub. Lint, dust, an eyelash or other foreign matter can become stuck in the eye. When the substance cannot easily be removed either with your finger, water, or an ophthalmic irritant, a doctor should be seen.                                                                                                                               

 Eye care:                                                                                                  

 Constant exposure to ultraviolet light can damage your eyes. Too much exposure increases pigmentation in the eye. Protect Your Eyes from the Sun's harmful rays. Wear Protective Gear and Eye wear during Work and Sporting Events. Wear safety glasses and protective goggles while playing sports or working with hazardous and air-born materials lowers your risk for eye injury, impaired vision and complete loss of sight.                  

 A balanced diet, correct postures, exercise, personal hygiene and fresh air are highly recommended for prevention of eye defects.The three common faults of vision are: not using peripheral vision, staring and not moving the eyes sufficiently in their sockets. All these conditions are there while watching TV. Therefore TV and Video viewing should be restricted to 40 to 50 minutes especially for children. The viewing should be done at a correct distance (at least 10 feet) and in the correct posture. If these habits are formed in childhood, they can help prevent many problems in the future.

 Preventive measures:                                     

 Prevention is always better than cure. People who spend a lot of time at computers can take preventive steps to minimize the negative effects on the eyes. Here's a short list of things you can do to stop those ill effects:

Keep the computer screen four to nine inches below eye level.

Place the computer straight in front of you if you're looking at it most of the time. 

Relax your eyes after every one hour if you are working on a computer.


Herbal Remedies:                 

Bilberry protects the eyes from eyestrain or fatigue, and can improve circulation to the eyes. It improves microcirculation and regeneration of retinal purple, a substance required for good eyesight. The herb contains Vitamins A and C, providing antioxidant protection which can help prevent free radical damage to the eyes. Vitamin A is required for sharp vision, while Vitamin C helps form collagen and is needed for growth and repair of tissue cells and blood vessels. Anthocyanosides support and protect collagen structures in the blood vessels of the eyes, assuring strong, healthy capillaries that carry vital nutrients to eye muscles and nerves.Eyebright was historically used to support healthy eye function.Hyssop is also an excellent aid for the eyes,Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) alleviates eye fatigue and improves vision. Vitamin E protects the eyes. 

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