MANAGEMENT OF OCULAR NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES THROUGH AYURVEDA W.S.R TO RECTUS MUSCLE PALSY
Dr. Nikhita Revankar* and Dr. Sharanprasad Kolliyavar
Movement of eye is controlled by 3rd, 4th, 6th cranial nerve which supplies extraocular muscles among which 6th cranial nerve (Abducents nerve) supplies lateral rectus muscle of eye which helps in abduction of eye by contraction of lateral rectus muscle. Any malfunction of sixth cranial nerve causes inability of eye to turn outward which results in convergent strabismus leading to Diplopia. Most commonly seen in adults and second most common in children. In contemporary science this condition is managed by patching of affected eye or by using spectacles. As per classics, Diplopia can be taken as Dwitiya patalagata Timira according to Acharya Vagbhata, where as Acharya Sushruta has considered under Tritiya patalagata Timira. A 16 year old female patient came to our OPD with complaints of double vision and difficulty in turning left eye away from nose which is of sudden onset associated with headache since 2months.She approached to modern hospital and advised steroids, as patient has not found any results came to our hospital for ayurvedic treatment.
Keywords: Rectus muscle palsy, Diplopia, Ayurveda, Timira.
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