Some receipes for the management of
ocular symptoms include:
31. Pains of the eyes are removed
by drinking pure wine, or the bath, or a fomentation,
or venesection, or purging.
On regimen in acute diseases
33. For watery eyes. Take one drachm
of ebeny and nine oboli of burnt copper, rub them
upon a whetstone, add three oboli of saffron; triturate all these things
reduced to a fine
powder, pour in an Attic hemina of sweet wine, and then place in the sun
and cover up;
when sufficiently digested, use it
34. For violent pains of the eyes.
Take of chalcitis, and of raisin, of each 1 dr., when digested
for two days, strain; and pounding myrrh and saffron, and having mixed
must, with these
things, digest in the sun; and with this anoint the eyes when in a state
of severe pain. Let
it be kept in a copper vessel.