Summary of Common Diseases of the Eye

Article written by Dr. Michelle Strydom MD


Symptoms of inflammation include: Pain or aching sensation, redness, photophobia (eyes hypersensitive to light), watering and/or blurred vision

Inflammation Caused By Other Diseases

Ankylosing Spondylitis –
Psoriatic arthritis – page 403. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Ulcerative Colitis and Chrons) – see page 364 Juvenile Chronic Arthritis – see page 374 Sarcoidosis Syphilis and HIV – see page 253.
Tuberculsosis – see page 249



• Herpes Simplex
• Varicella Zoster – This virus causes chicken pox and can later reactivate causing shingles. It is associated with skin rash from the forehead to the back of the head, upper eye lid (lower eyelid usually not affected) and side of nose.
• Adenovirus – blurring of vision, light sensitivity, grittiness.
• Cytomegalovirus.


• Symptoms of a bacterial infection of the eye are:
– Puss in the eye (purulent conjunctivitis).
– An ulcer in the eye
– Reduced vision (because the cornea becomes opaque).
• Short term use of antibiotics is very important to prevent
serious complications such as blindness.


• Protozoan Acanthamoeba – present in tap water.
It is particularly associated with the use of contact lens.
• Toxoplasmosis – comes from cats.
• Toxocariasis – round worm.
• Candida

Viruses, bacteria and parasites are not able to infect your body and cause disease unless your immune system is weakened. The chapter on page explains the spiritual and physical dynamics that allow infections to develop.


Birth defects in the eye can come from inherited iniquity in families where there were generations of people into false religions (spiritual blindness).

The eyes are the windows of the soul. Examine your heart to see if there are things that your
eyes have looked at or that your parents might have looked at that wouldn’t be right. The
Bible is very clear that there is a curse that comes if we allow our eyes to watch evil. I explain how to deal with genetically inherited diseases on page 153.


A cataract is an opacity that forms in the lens of the eye from an accumulation of pigments in the lens fibres. Cataracts can be caused by infection and inflammation in the eye. They can develop in babies from trauma during birth or infection during pregnancy such as rubella and toxoplasmosis. Apart from being a complication of infection and trauma, cataracts follow people who fail to be doers of the Word in the following scripture:

Matthew 7 v 1 – 3: “1 Do not judge and criticize and condemn others, so that you may not be judged and criticized and condemned yourselves. 2 For just as you judge and criticize and condemn others, you will be judged and criticized and condemned, and in accordance with the measure you [use to] deal out to others, it will be dealt out against you. 3 Why do you stare from without at the very small particle that is in your brother’s eye but do not become aware of and consider the beam of timber that is in your own eye?”

Cataracts follow people who have a critical spirit or a critical eye about others.31 Cataracts can also be inherited in critical family trees and in denominations that think they’re superior to
others – that is called religion or legalism or phariseeism. If this applies to you, repent. Then pray this with me, “In Jesus’ Name I take authority over the critical spirit in my life and family tree and command you to be gone. I speak a creative miracle and healing into the lens of my eye., I command the cataracts to be gone and my eye sight to return in Jesus’ Name.”


Glaucoma is a condition where the pressure in the eye is elevated because the fluid in the eye (aqueous humour) is not able to drain out of the eye efficiently. This is an autoimmune
disease that afflicts individuals that have self-hatred and self-accusation. The spiritual and physical dynamics that lead to autoimmune diseases are explained on page 200. Building a healthy self-esteem starts with knowing who you are in Christ and establishing your identity and sense of self worth in Him. The chapter on page 498 will help you.

Glaucoma can also be inherited. If other family members had this problem, I recommend that you read about “Genetically Inherited Diseases” on page 153.

Complication of other Diseases

Diabetic Retinopathy:

High blood sugar damages the blood vessels that supply the eye. The blood vessels become blocked up, resulting in insufficient oxygen and blood reaching the tissue in the eye. The blood sugar attaches to proteins in the eye (glycosylation) which interferes with its function, leading to gradual visual loss. This will only resolve when the toxic mindset behind diabetes is dealt with. This is explained on page 432.

Hypertensive Retinopathy:

The small arteries in the eye become narrow because the blood vessel walls go into spasm in response to the blood pressure rise. As a result an insufficient amount of blood and oxygen is supplied to the eye tissue, leading to damage and swelling. The swelling compresses and damages the nerves in the eye leading to impaired vision. The walls of the blood vessels become weakened, resulting in bulging at various points (aneurysms). You need to deal with the root issue behind high blood pressure which is explained on page 339.

Dry Eyes

Dry eyes can be caused by vitamin A deficiency and damage to the tear glands from trauma, infection or autoimmune diseases such as Sjogren’s syndrome (the spiritual and physical dynamics that lead to autoimmune diseases are explained on page 200). If you have an autoimmune disease, you also need to read about “Who You Are In Christ” on page 498.

Apart from the above scenarios, dry eyes can develop as part of a stress disorder. I recommend that you read “The Long Term Effects of Fear, Anxiety and Stress on the Body” on page 180 and “Dealing With Fear, Anxiety and Stress” on page 523.

Pray with Me

“In the Name of Jesus I break the curse of generational iniquity and genetic impurity producing (name eye disease). I release myself from spiritual blindness coming from involvement in false religions (personally or generationally). I release myself from a critical spirit against myself and others. I speak a creative miracle into my eyes – be formed in the Name of Jesus! I speak healing into my eyes. Thank You Father that by the stripes of Jesus I am healed! (Isaiah 53 v 5).”

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