SUCCESSFUL AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF COMPLETE BLINDNESS DUE TO CONGENITAL BILATERAL VISUAL TRACT DYSFUNCTION-A CASE STUDY
*Dr. Sarita Pradip Gaikwad
Congenital blindness is a significant health problem throughout the world. The prevalence of childhood blindness is reported to be 0.17%. The cause may be due to infection or non infection. Bilateral visual tract dysfunction may be one of the causes of congenital blindness. This blindness may remain permanent. Case study: This 3 month old female child was noticed to be blind by her parents. The child was thoroughly investigated. The Visual Evoked Potential (V.E.P) test revealed Bilateral Visual tract dysfunction. The blindness was told to be permanent. Such baby approached Ayurvedic system of Indian Medicine and within a period of one month of Ayurvedic treatment, vision was restored. Conclusion: This case study highlighted that such permanent congenital blindness may be cured by Ayurvedic line of treatment.
Keywords: Congenital blindness, Bilateral Visual tract dysfunction, Visual Evoked Potential test, Janmajat Andhatva.
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