Severe problems with eyes should always be referred to a specialist, but alternative therapies can support orthodox treatment and may be very useful in conditions that affect the eyelids and tear glands. When treating infections and inflammations of the eyes, wash your hands between treating each eye, and use fresh materials so that you do not transfer infection from eye to eye.
There is a family of viruses that are all called herpes virus. Two of these viruses can cause infections in the eye, which is called herpetic eye disease. These two viruses are not the same virus that causes genital herpes, and herpetic eye disease is not a sexually transmitted disease.
One virus that causes herpetic eye disease is called the vermicelli-zoster virus. It is the same virus that causes chickenpox and also the nervous-system disease known as "shingles." When this virus affects the eye, it is called herpes zoster ophthalmicus.
The other virus that causes herpetic eye disease is called herpes simplex type 1. Herpes simplex type 1 is the same virus that causes cold sores on the lips and mouth. In the eye, it usually causes an infection of the cornea. This infection is called herpes simplex keratitis.
Prevention is the key
Working on a table with proper distance between object and eye.
Wearing protective glasses while welding, working at very high temperatures, with chemicals, in contact sports.
Wash eyes with lots of water, if any foreign body or chemical enters.
Never instill any 'drops' without doctor's advice. Read labels on medicine bottles carefully. Always keep medicines in a separate cabinet, so no confusion can ever arise.
Apply ice or cold compress for a black eye. This decreases the bleeding and swelling.
Home Remedies for Eye Problems
Mix one part of rose water and one part of lime juice. Store in a bottle and use it as an Eye drop this is very useful home remedy for eye care.
Triphala is a good herbal eye tonic. Steep one tablespoonful of powder in an 8 ounce glass of water overnight. In the morning, strain the infusion through a clean cloth. The resultant tea is used to sprinkle over the eyes or used in an eye wash
Avoid Jams, cakes, pastries, white sugar, white bread, confectionery, tea, Coffee, meat, fish, and eggs play havoc with the digestion and the body and should therefore be avoided.
Medications: Medications which cause dilation of blood vessels cause dark circles under eyes. Dilated blood vessels allow more blood to flow through them and these blood vessels look prominent through under eye skin which is very thin.
Bathe your eye for 10 minutes several times a day with cotton wool that has been soaked in warm water. This can help the stye to come to a head and discharge any pus that may be forming inside.
A handful of acacia or guava leaves that have been warmed in water can be placed on a damp cloth. This is an excellent compress which will reduce the redness and swelling caused by eye styles.
Aloe leaves are known for their healing properties and these can also be used in herbal remedies for eye stye cures.