A CASE STUDY ON PROPTOSIS W.S.R. TO VRANASOPHA AND ITS AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT PARUL INSTITUTE OF AYURVEDA, PARUL UNIVERSITY, VADODARA, GUJARAT
*Dr. Deepti Sharma, Dr. Manjiri Keskar and Dr. Sapna
Proptosis, the forward protrusion of the eyeball, is a common manifestation of a wide variety of diseases inside the orbit and its spaces. It can cause the eyelids to fail to close during sleep leading to corneal dryness and damage. Another possible complication is a form of redness or irritation. Area above the cornea becomes inflamed as a result of increased friction when blinking. The process that is causing the displacement of the eye may also compress the optic nerve or ophthalmic artery, leading to blindness. According to Ayurveda it can be correlated with vrana sopha. Vranashopha is defined as elevation caused by Doshas, localised and situated between skin and muscles which may be even or uneven, other than that of inflammatory swelling seen. A 70 year old male patient came to our OPD with complaints of protrusion of left eyeball, blurring of vision, watering in lt. eye, pain in lt. eye which affect his routine work so we treated him with some Ayurveda local procedures, Jalaukavacharan and oral medication.
Keywords: proptosis, vranasopha, jalaukavcharan.
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