Is a neurological condition characterized by uncontrolled and sustained upward deviation of the eyes. It is a type of dystonic reaction, which means it involves abnormal muscle contractions caused by the dysfunction of the basal ganglia, a part of the brain involved in regulating movement.
CAUSES OCULOGYRIC CRISIS:
- Medications, particularly antipsychotic drugs and some anti-nausea medications.
- It can also be induced by substances like recreational drugs or toxins.
SIGN AND SYMPTOMS OF OCULOGYRIC CRISIS:
- Involuntary upward deviation of both eyes: The eyes are forced to gaze upwards and may remain in that position for a prolonged period.
- Stiff neck: There may be a concurrent spasm of the neck muscles, causing the head to tilt backward.
- Restlessness and agitation: Some individuals may exhibit restlessness and agitation during an episode.
- In severe cases, the eyes may remain fixed in the upward position, leading to discomfort and possible visual impairment.
- Medical History
- Physical Examination
- Evaluation of Symptoms
- Medication Review
- Laboratory and Imaging Tests: These tests may include blood work, brain imaging (e.g., MRI or CT scans).
FEW HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINE FOR OCULOGYRIC CRISIS:
Euphrasia Officinalis: This remedy is often used for eye conditions with symptoms of burning, itching, watery eyes, and sensitivity to light. It is commonly indicated for conjunctivitis (pink eye) and other inflammatory eye conditions.
Belladonna: Belladonna is helpful in cases of sudden, intense, and throbbing eye pain. The eyes may be red, dry, and sensitive to light. It is frequently used for conditions like acute conjunctivitis or iritis.
Ruta Graveolens: Ruta is useful for eye strain and tiredness, often due to prolonged close work or reading. It can also be considered for conditions like eye strain from computer use or eye injury.
Causticum: This remedy may be indicated for conditions with drooping of the eyelids (ptosis) and difficulty closing the eyes completely. It is sometimes used for conditions like Bell's palsy affecting the
Pulsatilla: Pulsatilla is suitable for eye conditions with thick, yellow or green discharge, and the symptoms may change with the application of warm or cold compresses. It can be used for various eye infections.
Silicea: Silicea is often considered for styes, chalazia, and other conditions with the formation of pus-filled nodules on the eyelids or within the eye.
Apis Mellifica: Apis is helpful for conditions with swollen, puffy, and watery eyes, such as allergic conjunctivitis or insect bites around the eyes.