Eye Diseases

EYE DISEASE TREATMENT

Shalakya tantra is the branch of Ayurveda which deals with the ailments above the neck.
Treatment of eye diseases include under this branch.
In total there is 72 eye diseases mentioned in Ayurveda, including that affects cornea, eyelids, optic nerves and retina.

Ayurveda Therapies For Eye Diseases

NASYAM

A therapeutic treatment for the nose, throat, sinus, and head.
Duration: 30 minutes.

THARPANAM

This unique therapy gives a firmer and smoother appearance.
Duration: 30 minutes.

ANJANAM

A natural collyrium for the health and beauty of eyes.
Duration: 30 minutes.

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Major eye diseases treated in Ayurveda include :-

1. Conjunctivitis

Pink eye is the redness and inflammation of the conjunctiva – thin, clear covering of the white of the eye and inside of the eyelids. Most common symptoms include- redness, swelling of white portion, burning sensation in eye, gritty feeling and crushing of eyelids.


Causes include- viral bacterial infection, allergens,irritants and sometimes chemical splash.

2. Glaucoma

This is a complicated disease that causes the damage of your optic nerve and gets worse resulting in loss of vision. Eye pressure builds up and damages the nerve fibres. Usually occurs in both eyes. Two types – open angle glaucoma and angle closure glaucoma.


Symptoms include open angle – blurred vision and angle closure glaucoma include blurry vision, intense eye pain, halos around the eyes sometimes vomiting and nausea.

3. Cataract

The cataract causes cloudy area in the lens or lens capsule of the eye. A cataract distorts or blocks the light entering the eye.timira is the ayurvedic term indicative of cataract. According to Ayurveda, aggravated vaata is responsible for this condition. One of the properties of vata is to make things dry up. When unctuousness of and softeness of the lens and its capsule are lost, it becomes opaque. Symptoms include- Painless and gradual blurring of vision, glare and light sensitivity, double vision, halos etc.


Netradhara, anjana etc are ayurvedic treatments recommended here.

4. Uveitis

It is the condition where inflammation that occurs when the middle layer of the eyeball called uvea gets infected.


Causes include – eyeinjuries, infections, arthritis, cancer, and smoking.


Symptoms include redness, burning sensation, and sensitivity to light, floaters, blurred vision, and headaches.


Ayurvedic approach includes – snehapaana, abhyanga, swedana, netradhara, anjana aschyotana etc.

5. Macular degeneration

Often occurs in elderly and known as Age related macular degeneration. It results in loss of vision because of damage of retina.

EYE DISEASE TREATMENTS:-

According to Ayurveda, eye diseases are signs of imbalance of doshas within human body. As per Ayurveda Glaucoma is the medical condition in which the imbalance of vata, pitta and kapha occurs. Ayurvedic procedures help to control the intra ocular pressure and thus clear the obstruction in flow of eye fluid. Ayurveda treatment helps to control the advanced degeneration making vision stabilized especially in macular degeneration. It gives strength to retina and improvement of vision thus correcting the refractive errors.

Treatments include Netradhara, Netra tarpanam, Anjnama, Aschyotanam, Pindi etc.

Treatments practiced Birla Ayurveda Clinics include:-

1. NETRADHARA

45 mins procedure include 15mins – head massage, 30 mins – procedure

In this treatment eyes are washed with sedated blends of liquids. This is a unique purging system, in which a non- stop stream of medicated liquid is poured in a rhythm over the eyes resting the head in agreeable position. Treatments include washing of the eyes with the triphala water.

BENEFITS:

  • Relaxes the eye muscles
  • Enhances the vision
  • Restores and calms the eyes and the eye muscles
  • Sustains harmed and dry eyes, best treatment for the vaaatadi doshas .

2. NETRA TARPANAM

45 min. Includes 5min – massage, 10 min netradhara, 30 min procedure

A mixture arranged by utilizing endorsed gram flour set around both the eyes, and assurances are taken with the goal that the drug does not spill from the batter which is set around the eyes. The lukewarm ghritha is poured in to it and made to remain for no less than 5 min; at that point eyes are pressed out and supplanted with ghritha. This technique is performed for 20-25 min. after the treatment oil is evacuated alongside the batter and delicate massage is done around the eyes.

BENEFITS:

  • Gives nourishment to worn out, dry and harmed eyes.
  • It strengthens the eye muscles and the nerves.
  • Builds the facial muscles and the nerves.

3. ANJANAM AND KSHALANA

30 MINS PROCEDURE

In this procedure eye s are washed by stream of medicated fluid and then medicated collyrium is applied inside the eyes with the help of sallaka (a pen like instrument)

BENEFITS:

  • Strengthens the eyes and improves the vision
  • Removes the toxins and polluted particles from the eyes
  • Helps in arresting the fast degenerative changes in the eyes and relieves the strain in the eyes.

Ayurveda Therapies

NASYAM

Duration: 30 minutes

A therapeutic treatment for the nose, throat, sinus and head. The face, shoulders, and chest are massaged with specific herbal oil and made to perspire.
The Herbal extracts/herbal oil in exact doze is measured and instilled into the nostrils while inhaling.

BENEFITS:

This therapy cleanses, purifies and strengthens the nasal passages allowing you to breathe fully and easily again. This treatment is highly effective for headaches, sinusitis, migraine, and rhinitis. It also helps in psychiatric diseases, it nourishes the brains, nourishes all parts above the shoulder level.

THARPANAM

Duration: 30 minutes

This unique therapy refines, oxygenates, and increases cellular renewal around the eye area and gives a firmer and smoother appearance.

BENEFITS:

Very effective for dark circles and crow’s feet. This is done with medical preparations for visual improvement and eye diseases.

ANJANAM

Duration: 30 minutes

Ayurveda recommends daily use of a natural collyrium for the health and beauty of eyes.
This includes putting herbal eye drops and eyewashes with herbal water.

BENEFITS:

Reduces puffiness of the eyes and disperses congestion.

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