What is Computer Vision Syndrome CVS?
These days, everyone is using an android, tablet and computer/laptop for an extended period of time, some of us may have jobs that need us to stare at the computer screen. It can cause a lot of strain on our eyes. It is also known as digital eye strain.
Computer vision syndrome or CVS is a medical term for a group of eye and vision related problems that develop due to the use of computer, laptop, and android / mobile phone for an extended / prolonged time.
This condition does not only affect adults but also affect children too, homeopathic remedies for computer vision syndrome can bring symptomatic relief and ease the symptoms.
What are the Causes of Computer Vision Syndrome?
It is a result of an extended digital screen use. Digital screens use the capacity of eyes more than normal and it causes the eyes to work harder.
What are the Risk Factors of CVS?
- The content on the screen is less focused
- Pre existing dry eyes
- Uncorrected vision problems (refractive error)
- Constant working on computer or screen without taking breaks
- If you do not give rest to the eyes while working on screens
- Poor posture while using a laptop/computer
- Poor lighting (viewing the screen in low light conditions)
- Screen glare
- Viewing the screen from incorrect distance and angle
This condition is also known as Digital Eye Strain.
What are the Symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome?
It may differ from person to person, the main symptoms are:
- Eye strain
- Dry eyes
- Itchy eyes
- Red eyes
- Blurred vision
- Irritation in eyes
- Tired eyes
- Burning in eyes
- Double vision
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Stiffness in neck
- Difficulty in focusing
- Nearsightedness is also known as myopia
Homeopathic Medicines for Computer Vision Syndrome
Homeopathic medicines for computer vision syndrome are highly beneficial. These remedies help the person to manage the symptoms of CVS and provide relief. These natural remedies have the ability to manage the symptoms of CVS such as red eyes, dry eyes, blurred vision, tired eyes, eye strain, irritation in eyes, double vision, burning in eyes, headaches and neck pain etc.
The best homeopathic medicines to manage these symptoms are Belladonna, Euphrasia, Physostigma, Rutand Gelsemium.
Ruta – Homeopathic Medicine to Manage Eye Strain, Tired Eyes
Ruta is produced from the plant Ruta Graveolens famous for the name of Rue of the natural order Rutaceae. It is an ideal remedy to deal with eye strain and tired eyes in treating computer vision syndrome. Aching is present in the eyes with the eye strain, the weakness and dullness of sight are also present and the objects seem dim due to this condition. The person complaints of blurred vision, irritation is present in the eyes with watering. In addition, the pressure is also experienced deep in the eyes. Burning sensation in the eyes is also felt by the person who needs this medicine. Headaches are frequently felt due to eye strain in cases of Ruta.
Belladonna – Homeopathic Medicine for CVS with Dry and Red Eyes
Belladonna is made from a plant known as deadly nightshade of the natural order called Solanaceae. It is a helpful medicine to manage the symptoms of red and dry eyes in CVS. The eyes are dry and congested in nature. The person may feel that there is sand in the eyes. Deep pain in the eyes may be present that is pressing in nature, it becomes worse by movement and light. Double vision may also be experienced. At times, itching and smarting in the eyes are experienced. Homeopathic medicine Belladonna also treats the headache in cases of computer vision syndrome.
Euphrasia – Homeopathic Treatment for Computer Vision Syndrome with Burning and Irritation in Eyes
Euphrasia is made from a plant Euphrasia Officinalis with the common name eyebright. It belongs to the natural order of Scrophulariaceae. It is an ideal medicine to cure irritation and burning in the eyes in cases of CVS. Excessive watering from the eyes is also present with burning and irritation. In addition, there is a marked smarting and biting sensation in the eyes. At times, a sensation of sand and grittiness is also felt in the eyes. Eyes are itchy and dry in nature. The vision also becomes a bit dim. Pressure and tension become visible in the eyes.
Gelsemium – For Double Vision
It is made from the bark of the root of a plant known as Gelsemium Sempervirens commonly called Yellow Jasmine, belongs to the natural order Loganiaceae. It is another homeopathic remedy to manage the double vision issue in this condition. The double vision is experienced when looking sideways. The eyesight becomes dim too. Furthermore, there is a heaviness of the eyes that requires this remedy. Aching pains and soreness are also felt by the eyes. Redness and watering of eyes are present with the above features.
Natrum Mur – Homeopathic Medicine for Headache in Digital Eye Strain
Natrum Mur is one of the best homeopathic remedies for computer vision syndrome with headaches. The intensity of the pain may differ from case to case. It may be throbbing and beating in nature. At times, the person feels like litter hammers knocking in the head while in some cases, a bursting sensation in the head is experienced. Heavy and dull pain in the head may be felt in some cases. A sensation of weight on the forehead and may feel tensed as well. Aching pain is also present with this strain in the eyes. There is dimness of vision with redness of eyes and in some cases, double vision may also be noted.
Physostigma – Homeopathy for Computer Vision Syndrome with Blurred Vision
This medicine is made from the bean of a plant known as Physostigma venenosum commonly called Calabar bean, which belongs to the natural order of Leguminosae. It is an ideal homeopathic remedy for blurred vision in cases of CVS. Objects in the line of vision seem mixed and in some cases, double vision issues may experience. Dull pain over the eyes is also experienced with the above features. A drawing sensation in the eyes with weakness of eyes may be felt. In addition, the eyes may water profusely.
Argentum Nitricum – Homeopathic Medicine for Digital Eye Strain
Homeopathic medicine Argentum Nitricum acts well in cases of CVS when there is eye strain from overwork. A tired feeling is present in the eyes and it gets better upon closing or pressing them. It strengthens the weakened ciliary muscles and restores their function. It is also useful in blurred vision.
Rhus Tox – To Manage Stiffness and Neck Pain with CVS
Rhus Tox is an ideal homeopathic remedy to cure neck pain in computer vision syndrome. There is stiffness and pain in the neck in patients of Rhus Tox. The pain moves to the shoulders from the neck. Furthermore, the person also feels pain between shoulder-blades and scapulae. Stiffness and pain become worse in resting position while the movement of the neck provides relief. Warmth also gives relief to the pain.
Cimicifuga – Homeopathic Medicine for Neck Pain in Computer Vision Syndrome
Cimicifuga is made from the root of a plant known as Cimicifuga racemosa commonly famous for black cohosh. It belongs to the natural order of Ranunculaceae. It is also prescribed to manage neck pain in digital eye strain. Neck also feels contracted and stiffness with pain where this medicine is suggested. The pain gets worse even from moving the hands. The neck muscles are sore and they are sensitive to touch.
Note: Medicines mentioned here are for information purpose only. Kindly do not self-medicate.
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