Eye Sight

This has been the most challenging subject for me to blog about. The eye is so intricate and, definitely, everyone’s eyes are different starting with color.  Conditions of the eye are unique to each of you, starting with birth, genetics, diseases you may have, defects which may be caused by a variety of issues such as disease, and/or accidents, etc.

I never had eye issues until I was over the age of 50. Even though my dad wore glasses as long as I can remember, my mom never did until she was over 60 years old. I blame my eyes going bad on the computer. It was between the age of 40 and 50 that I started having issues. But, that was also when I was first introduced to the computer. They were different then and the color of the screen, which was green with white lettering, was difficult to look at for long periods of time. I had a job where I was on the computer almost 12 hours a day. I would go home feeling like I was going blind. My eyes felt tired and watery and itchy and scratchy, etc. Suddenly,  my friends would say to me, “we notice Ilse, that your arms are getting longer and longer.” I could see at a distance, but not so good up close anymore. Finally, giving in, I went to the doctor – and ended up needing glasses. I wore them for years until the blurry took over , which ended up being cataracts, which led to surgery. I opted to have one eye fixed for long distance, and one eye fixed for short distance. I did not want to ever wear glasses again, and I don’t, except when I am on the computer, again, for sometime endless hours of the day.

I have a daughter whose story is different. She had bad eyes from a very young age. She couldn’t see the blackboard in class at school, but never told anyone. When the teacher finally noticed she was having an issue, she admitted to her that she couldn’t see the board from the back or the front of the room. I took her to the optometrist. She still wears glasses, even after having had laser done. The rest of my children never had any eye problems, to my knowledge, until they were adults.

Why do I tell you all of this? Because, even though being in the same family, we each have had different eye issues.  So what about ‘Eye Sight’?

The eye, an organ of vision, is composed of three coats (from the Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary). “From inside the eye out they are retina, sensory for light; uvea (choroid, ciliary body, and iris), nutritional; sclera and cornea, serve as protection for the delicate retina. These layers enclose two cavities, the more anterior or ocular chamber being the space lying in front of the lens. It is divided by the iris into an anterior chamber and a posterior chamber, both of which are filled with a watery aqueous humor. The cavity behind the lens is much larger and filled with a jelly like vitreous body. The lens is suspended behind the iris by the ciliary zonule. Anteriorly, the cornea is covered by the conjunctiva which continues and forms the inner layer of the eyelids. Movements of the eyeball are brought about by six muscles: the superior, inferior, medial and external rectus muscles, and the superior and inferior oblique muscles.” The eye also has a nerve supply. Function: “Light entering the eye passes through the cornea, then through the pupil, an opening in the iris, and on through crystalline lens and the vitreous body to the retina etc…….The amount of light entering the eye is regulated by the pupil, its size being controlled by the dilator and constrictor muscles of the iris.”

“The diagnosis of disease which the physician makes from an examination depends largely upon symptoms manifested by the pupils of the eyes. These issues can include: contracted pupils, dilated pupils, floating, crossed, one dominant eye, pink eye, squinting, watery eyes, an infestation of worms in the eyeball, specks, eyestrain, cornia issues, etc. Only you  know what the problems are that you may have. A good eye doctor or specialist is the only answer I can give you if you experience eye problems. But how do you know what kind of eye doctor to go to? Read next and  you decide.

The Ophthalmologist M.D: is a physician who specializes in the treatment of disorders of the eye; an oculist. The Optometrist O.D: is not a physician, but one who is skilled in testing visual acuity and prescribing corrective lenses. An Optician: sells or makes optical materials.  You may find the Ophthalmologist, Optometrist, and Optician all sharing the same office space, or they have separate offices in different locations.

Last on the list of eye specialists is the IRIDOLIGIST: someone who studies the eyes, from a scientific stand point. Specifically, the Iridoligist studies the changes in the iris of the eye during the course of disease.

According to Bernard Jensen, D.C., Ph.d, in his book ‘The Science and Practice of Iridology, “disease is just as baffling to the doctor today as it was back in the 1800’s, regardless of the new “wonder” drugs and the numerous doctors who are seeking cures for the many diseases that are increasing so rapidly today. A true doctor must be a blessing to patients, not only for this moment, but in years to come. In Iridology, the important fundamental is the appearance in the iris of signs that new tissue is replacing old tissue.” “Iridology can be used in conjunction with any other form of analysis and diagnosis in helping a patient to a better state of health.” To make a long story short, the iridologist can determine the inherent structure and working capacity of an organ in the body, can detect environmental strain, and can tell whether a person is anemic, arthritic, has heart issues, brain issues, blood issues, bone issues, etc. The iris of the eye can show acute, subacute, chronic, and destructive stages in the body – not just now, but from the past. “It foretells the development of many conditions long before they have manifested into disease symptoms. It reveals the suppression of disease through mal-treatment, such as the administration of drugs, it indicates when tissue is not being replenished and rejuvenated. It is impossible to tell from the eyes what germ life exists in the body, but when tissues have degenerated to the stage where germ life exists in various parts of the body, it will be reflected in the iris of the eye.” “Through iridology, patients can be warned in time for prevention of disease. Today there is a challenge that never has existed before for the doctor who uses natural methods.”

This phase of health and natural healing appealed to me to the point that I studied Iridology. So true, a look at the iris of the eye can help a practitioner to analyze the health issues of a person’s whole body well-being, to include the eyes.

The more I researched this topic, what to do about the eyes to keep them healthy as possible goes right back to DETOXIFICATION. The body needs to be cleansed of destroying toxins. This is done through fasting for a short period, and then taking herbal supplements to repair the Adrenal Glands, the Lymph Glands, the Endocrine Glands, Kidneys and Bladder, and Stomach and Bowels. It will take time and patience, but it will be worth it to get the whole body back in balance internally. When you reach that balanced point, then you just need to maintain. Along with this goes eating non-processed healthy fruits and vegetables, no meat, no dairy, no alcohol, no drugs (other than the prescription drugs you may already be taking, until you don’t need them anymore), and no smoking or caffeine…all the things that I talk about in my Detox Plan. To my knowledge, none of these herbal supplements have been known to interfere with medications. Caution should be taken, though if you are pregnant. If in doubt, consult your physician.

I follow my plan and have not been back to see my ophthalmologist in over 5 years. I ran into him on the street. He asked how I was doing. I told him I have had no eye issues since the Cataract surgery. He said “fine, let me know if or when you do have issues.”

Such an ambiguous topic. So much to be said. I suggest that if you have any kind of issues with your EYE SIGHT, that your personal physician, can in turn, put you in contact with the correct physician for your eye healing needs.

Rearranging the old saying – YOUR EYES ARE THE ROAD MAP TO YOUR WELL BEING, AS WELL AS YOUR SOUL. Take the best care of them that you can!

God Bless!

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