Conjunctivochalasis, also known as Mechanical Dry Eye (MDE), is a common eye surface condition characterized by the presence of excess folds of the conjunctiva located between the globe of the eye and the eyelid margin.
SYMPTOMS OF CONJUNCTIVOCHALASIS
Symptoms range from dry eye, epiphora and irritation to localized pain, foreign body sensation, subconjunctival hemorrhage and ulceration. Symptoms are often made worse by vigorous blinking.
CAUSES OF CONJUNCTIVOCHALASIS
Most Conjunctivochalasis is thought to be caused by both a gradual thinning and stretching of the conjunctiva that accompanies age and a loss of adhesion between the conjunctiva and underlying sclera as the result of dissolution of Tenon's capsule. The resulting loose, excess conjunctiva may mechanically irritate the eye and disrupt the tear film and its outflow, leading to dry eye and excess tearing. A correlation may also exist between inflammation in the eye and conjunctivochalasis, though it is unclear whether this correlation is causal. Conjunctivochalasis may be associated with previous surgery, blepharitis, meibomian gland disorder (MGD), Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and aqueous tear deficiency.
Homoeopathy today is a rapidly growing system and is being practiced all over the world. It strength lies in its evident effectiveness as it takes a holistic approach towards the sick individual through promotion of inner balance at mental, emotional, spiritual and physical levels. When is concerned there are many effective medicines available in Homoeopathy, but the selection depends upon the individuality of the patient, considering mental and physical symptoms
Few homoeopathic medicine can be thought of in the treatment of conjunctivochaliasis are:
alumina. causticum, lyssin, croton tig., etc.