Chemosis and Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis
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Chemosis of the eye is a medical condition, in which the conjunctiva of the eye becomes swollen. The condition mainly caused by the exudation of the small capillaries of the eye, presenting an abnormal permeability. Chemosis occurs when the eye has been irritated, representing however a nonspecific sign. Upon a closer look, the conjunctiva will appear as if having liquid in it. The inflammation of the conjunctiva leads to an overall gelatinous appearance. The degree of the swelling varies from one patient to the other and, sometimes, it can become so inflamed, that the patient will have difficulties closing the eye (completely or partially). Due to the inflammation, the eyeball might appear as if moved from its original position (it should also be noted that the eyeball is not covered by the excess fluid).

Symptoms of Chemosis
These are the most common symptoms of chemosis:
-- Inflammation of the conjunctiva
-- The eyes appear to be red and watery
-- Excessive tearing can occur because of the inflammation
-- Itchiness is also present in some patients (often aggravated by the excessive rubbing of the eyes, predisposing to secondary bacterial infections)
-- The vision can be affected by the inflammation of the conjunctiva (blurry or double)
-- Gelatinous appearance of the conjunctiva
-- The eyeball appear to have moved from its original position, due to the inflammation
-- The patient might not be able to close his/her eye, due to the inflammation (the eyelids can become inflamed as well)

Recommended homoeopathic remedies
In some cases, tearing mainly irritates the lower eyelid and is accompanied by a small red patch. The recommended treatment is Euphrasia 5 CH. In addition, Euphrasia-based eye drops are also effective for the treatment of chemosis. The remedy Apis mellifica, in dilutions ranging from 5 to 9 CH, is also advised to cure chemosis. If the patient has a large oedema near the eyelids as well as significant tearing, the recommended treatment is Kalium iodatum. In addition, if tearing is substantial but does not cause any twitching, the patient can take Allium cepa 5 CH.

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