1) When the eyes beome inflamed from any cause, do not rub them at all --
such irritation is dangerous -- but bathe them in tepid milk and water. Avoid
the glare of strong light.
2) Bathe your eyes night and morning in a tolerably strong solution of salt and water [saltwater]. After bathing the eyes daily for about a week, intermit a day or two, and then resume daily bathing, and so on till your eyes get strong again.
3) Take half an ounce of Golden Seal, pour one-half pint boiling water upon it and let it cool. Bathe the eyes with a linen rag dipped in this, each night before going to bed, and you will soon affect a cure.