Archive for April, 2009

Homeopathy day rally held

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Around 250 homoeopathic doctors and students participated in the homoeopathy day rally, that began from the Mahatma Gandhi statue and concluded at the High Court, on Friday. The rally was organised by the Karnataka state branch of the Homeopathic Medical Association of India, to commemorate the 254th birth anniversary of Dr Samuel Hahnemann, founder of homeopathy.

Mahesh Joshi, senior director of Doordarshan Kendra, flagged off the rally.

“The objective of the rally is to create awareness about the therapeutic benefits of homoeopathy, so that people can avail the benefits,” said Dr A B Jayanth, general secretary of the Homeopathy
Medical Association of India. Dr B T Rudresh, governing council member of the Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, Dr Veerabramhachary, president of the Karnataka Board of Homoeopathy System of Medicine and Dr M R Srivatsan, executive member of the Central Council of Homeopathy, were among the other participants in the rally.

BANGALORE:11 Apr 2009 – source: expressbuzz

Chalazion, Chalazia and homeopathy treatment

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Chalazion , Chalazia, Meibomian Gland, Lipogranuloma, Stye

Chalazion is a small mass in the eyelid, caused by a blockage of a tiny oil gland in the eyelid.



Chalazion, Chalazia and homeopathy treatment Chalazion, Chalazia and homeopathy treatment

 

Causes, incidence, and risk factors
A chalazion develops within the Meibomian glands of the eyelid, which are sebaceous glands that produce the tear film that lubricates the eyes. The eyelid has approximately 100 of these glands, located near the eyelashes.
The condition is caused by obstruction of the duct that drains one of these glands. A chalazion begins as diffuse swelling and tenderness, and later forms a cyst-like localized swelling. Many chalazia disappear without treatment after a few months.

Symptoms
Painful swelling on the eyelid
Eyelid tenderness
Sensitivity of light
Increased tearing
Signs and tests
Examination of eyelid confirms the diagnosis.
Rarely, the Meibomian gland duct may be blocked by a skin cancer If this is suspected, a biopsy may be needed to diagnose the disorder.

Treatment
The primary treatment is application of warm compresses for 10 – 15 minutes at least 4 times a day. This may soften the hardened oils blocking the duct and promote drainage and healing.
Chalazia will often disappear without treatment within a month or so. If one continues to enlarge, it may need to be surgically removed using local anesthesia. This is usually done from underneath the eyelid to avoid a scar on the skin. Antibiotic eye drops are usually used several days before and after removal of the cyst, but are otherwise of little value in treating a chalazion.
A chalazion that keeps coming back should be biopsied to rule out tumor.
Expectations (prognosis)
Chalazia usually heal on their own. The outcome with treatment is usually excellent.

Complications
A large chalazion can cause astigmatism due to pressure on the cornea. This will resolve with resolution of the chalazion.

What to do at home

Apply warm compresses   if the swelling progresses or persists longer than 1 month. .
Prevention
Proper cleansing of the eyelid may prevent recurrences in people prone to chalazia. Cleaning the eyelash area with baby shampoo will help reduce clogging of the ducts.

Treatment
Belladonna, bellies pur, Hecla Lava, Staphisgaria, Pulsatilla, Aconite, sulpher, calc sulph , etc…. are very use successfully for this treatment, For your prescription we require some detail for that send detail if possible send photographs of your eye.

 

- Dr. Deoshlok Sharma