Ayurveda For Eye Disease
Any kind of infection or ailment that can cause any vision
irritation, pain in the eye or severe
vision problem can be categorised under eye disease. Many eye diseases have no
early symptoms. They can be many a times be painless, and you may see no
change in your vision until the disease has become quite advanced.
Conjunctivitis or pink eye
is the redness and inflammation of the conjunctiva- the thin, clear covering of the white of the eye and
the inside of the eyelids. Pinkeye is very common
eye ailment and typically is not
serious and goes away in 7 to 10 day
even if there is no medical treatment.
The signs and symptoms of pink
eye may vary but the most common symptoms are- redness and swelling of the
white portion of the eye, burning sensation in the eye, white or yellow eye discharge, itchy eyes,
increased sensitivity to light ,
gritty feeling in the eye and crusting of eyelids.
The main causes of conjunctivitis
is viral or bacterial infection,
allergens, irritants (like smog or swimming pool chlorine) that infect or
irritate the eye or sometimes a chemical splash in the eye. In new-borns pink eye can be caused due to a blocked tear duct.
Viral and bacterial conjunctivitis are very contagious. They can easily spread
through direct or indirect contact with someone who’s infected. Adults and
children both can develop this type of
conjunctivitis. However, bacterial conjunctivitis is more common in children
than it is in adults.
Allergic conjunctivitis affects
both eyes and is a response to an allergy-causing substance such as pollen.
Sometimes a chemical splash or foreign object in the eye can also cause conjunctivitis.
In both children and adults, pink
eye can cause severe inflammation in the
cornea that can affect vision also sometimes there is severe pain. in such
cases it is advisable to seek treatment to
reduce the risk of complications.
Glaucoma is a complicated disease
that causes damage to your eye’s optic nerve and gets worse over time resulting
in loss of vision. It’s often associated with a build-up of eye pressure inside the eye. This eye pressure damages
the delicate nerve fibres of the optic
nerve that transmits images from the retina to the brain so that we can see. Glaucoma
can cause blindness if it is left untreated. Glaucoma tends to be inherited and
may not show up until later in life.
Glaucoma Cause and Types
Glaucoma usually occurs in both
eyes, but it may involve each eye to a different extent.
Glaucoma typically happens when
pressure in the eye increases. The most common reason is that when something
hampers the circulation of eye fluid
called aqueous humor, this fluid flows through the eye in a mesh-like channel. If this channel becomes
blocked, fluid builds up, causing glaucoma.
Less common causes of glaucoma
include a blunt or chemical injury to the eye, severe eye infection, blockage
of blood vessels in the eye, inflammatory conditions of the eye, and sometimes
eye surgery to correct another condition.
There are two main types of glaucoma:
Open-angle glaucoma – Also
called wide-angle glaucoma, this is the most common type of glaucoma. Here the eye appears normal, but fluid in the eye does
not flow correctly through the drain of the eye, called the trabecular
meshwork. In this case there is non particular symptom till one starts getting
Angle-closure glaucoma –
Also called acute or chronic angle-closure or narrow-angle glaucoma,
this can cause a sudden build-up of pressure in the eye. The symptom can
include blurry vision, halos around sights, intense eye pain and sometimes
nausea and vomiting.
Few people are aware that macular
degeneration is an incurable eye disease and that it is the leading cause of
vision loss in many aged people. Macular degeneration often occurs to the
elderly and is known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD or ARMD). This is a medical condition that results in a loss of vision in the center of
the visual field (the macula) because of damage to the retina.
There are two types of AMD:
dry AMD and wet AMD. Wet age-related macular degeneration is less common
but more aggressive in its progression to severe central vision loss.
“Dry” age-related macular degeneration is the more common type and is
more slowly progressive in causing visual loss.
Eye Disease Treatments in Ayurveda
According to Ayurveda, eye
diseases are signs of imbalance of ‘doshas’ within the human body and
therefore, needn’t be viewed in isolation. As per Ayurveda, glaucoma is caused by imbalance of all three doshas –
vata, pitta & kapha. Ayurvedic
procedures help to clear the obstruction in the flow of eye fluid so that intra
ocular pressure can be maintained in a normal range. Ayurvedic treatment of Macular
Degeneration also varies according to the stage and dry or wet type. Ayurvedic treatment can
control the advanced degeneration in majority of cases so that present vision
status can be stabilized. Ayurvedic medicines give strength to retina and some
improvement in vision can also be expected in many cases.
Eye care Program by Karali
Ayurvedic Group- This program includes Netradhara, NetraTrarpanam, Pindi and
many other eye care treatment depending on your body needs and the doctors
Choornam is a popular Ayurvedic medicine which is very beneficial for diseases which affect the eyes,
Ayurvedic Medicine for Cataract is also a very popular Kairali Ayurvedic
product for cataract.