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"Restores the drinker's sight and ends the effects of the Conjunctivitis Curse."
Harry Potter's description of this potion[src]

The Oculus Potion was a potion that restored the drinker's eyesight, including counteracting the effects of the Conjunctivitis Curse. It was a deep orange colour when completed.[1]

The ingredients to brew the potion included Wormwood, Stewed Mandrake, ground Unicorn horn, and crystalised water.[1]

Recipe

The following recipe could be used to successfully make the Oculus Potion:

  1. Shake and add wormwood until the potion turns green.
  2. Stir the potion until it turns purple.
  3. Add the ground unicorn horn until the potion turns red.
  4. Allow the potion to heat until it turns yellow.
  5. Add the green blue until the potion turns turquoise.
  6. Shake and add the wormwood until the potion turns pink.
  7. Stir until the potion turns orange.
  8. Add stewed mandrake until the potion turns green.
  9. Add the ground unicorn horn until it turns turquoise.
  10. Add the green blue until it turns indigo.
  11. Stir until the potion turns orange.
  12. Heat until the potion turns purple.
  13. Shake and add the stewed mandrake until the potion turns orange.[2]

History

During the 1988–1989 school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Jacob's sibling enlisted the help of Penny Haywood to brew an Oculus Potion for Andre Egwu, who had been cursed with the Conjunctivitis Curse by Brennan Doyle. Madam Pomfrey explained the potion to Jacob's sibling prior in the Hospital Wing, but commented she was unable to teach them how to brew it, as she was busy treating students.[3]

Etymology

"Oculus" means "eye" in latin.

Behind the scenes

  • Considering that glasses remain prominent in the Wizarding world, it seems there is no way to magically correct one's vision, and this potion only restores one's vision to where it ordinarily is.

Appearances

Notes and references

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