AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF AGE RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION, A CASE STUDY
Nisar Ali Khan* and Dolly Chhabilal Zade
Netra is one of the precious sense organ, there by our Acharyas have described the Netra shareera, kriya, Netra rogas and their management in detail, Vataja Timira is one such Netra Roga which resembles to symptoms of Dry ARMD. Age related macular degeneration (ARMD) is the leading cause of irreversible blindness among individuals over the age of 65 in industrialized countries. In Ayurvedic texts, Vataj Timir occurs due to imbalance of three Doshas either individually or in combination. In majority of cases, Ayurvedic treatment helps to control the progressive degeneration so that present vision status can be stabilized. Panchakarma and kriyakalpa medicines in Ayurveda give strength to the retina and improve vision. A diagnosed case of dry ARMD with complaints of diminished vision both eyes, flashes of light in both eyes, scotoma since 6 months approached to our patient department and was managed by Virechan, Tarpan and systemic medicines. Significant improvement was noticed in vision, after the treatment.
Keywords: Netra, Tarpana, Vataj Timir, ARMD.
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