As we have already explained, in speaking of the anatomy of the eye, ducts or little tubes, called the lachrymal ducts, pass from the inner canthus of the eye into the nose, carrying off the water secreted by the tear-glands. When these little ducts are either partially or entirely closed by some obstruction, the tears, unable to pass off by the usual channel, must of necessity flow over the lids upon the cheek. This difficulty, to say the least, is exceedingly annoying, rendering an almost constant wiping of the eye necessary.
The prominent remedies are, Calc., Tod., Puls., Bell., Sil., Petrol., and Sulphur. The two first may be given in alternation, a dose of Calcarea one day, and of the Iodine the next If the attack is recent and accompanied with swelling, etc. Belladonna and Pulsatilla may be alternated in the same way.
A powder, or six globules, dry on the tongue; if th6 tincture is used, one drop may be prepared and administered as heretofore directed.