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India has an age old tradition in ophthalmology (Nethrachikitsa in Sanskrit; nethra: eye, chikitsa: therapy, treatment) which is as old as the practice of scientific Ayurveda. It is a sub-speciality of the branch called Shalakyatanthra. Here we provide ayurvedic treatment for diseases/disorders of the eyes with unparalleled expertise and dedication. The commonly attended conditions include: Myopia (short-sight), Hypermetropia (long-sight), Astigmatism, inflammations and infections like Conjunctivitis, Keratitis, etc., degenerative eye diseases like Retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, optic atrophy, lazy eye(amblyopia), computer-related disorders like Dry Eye (computer vision syndrome), Glaucoma, allergic conditions like central serous retinopathy, spring catarrh, etc.,

The treatment of eye diseases in Ayurveda includes internal medications and local applications like Anjanam and Aschyothanam. Sophisticated and unique procedures like nasyam (part of Panchakarma), nethratharpanam and putapakam are also employed. The treatment may require residential stay in the hospital the period of which depends upon the type and chronicity of the condition. Eye exercises are also beneficial. Many innovative and proven techniques are added to the conventional practice of eye exercises. Specific package for computer professionals to avoid the chances of getting the so-called Computer Vision Syndrome is very effective. Guidance is given for total eye-care which can prevent or delay the changes of ageing.

Putapaka : Putapaka procedure is similar to that of Tarpana where instead of Ghee Medicated herbal juice extract is used after processing. It is usually carried out to Empower the eyes and to improve the vision.

Netra or Akshitarpana : is a unique process of application of the snehana (medicated ghee) to the eyes. This procedure is useful in healthy as well as diseased people. In healthy people akshitapana is carried out to protect the eyes from degeneration due to the aging process and to improve the eyesight. The therapeutic effect is advocated for clients suffering from disease of the eye. The eye is considered to be a local route for drug administration. Thus akshi-tarpana gives desired results in clients suffering from eye disease.

Akshi Sekam : During this therapeutic treatment, a continuous stream of medicated decoctions is applied on the eyes for a soothing, rejuvenating experience. It is highly curative and can assuage the pain of overstressed eyes.

Bidaalaka : This process is the application of medicated herbal paste on eye lids to soothe them. It is effective in inflammation, pain and burning sensation.

Karna Poorana : It is an ear therapy for healing of ear problems with herbal oils and ear candling. Karana purana is the process in which warm, herbalized oil or medicated liquid is gently, slowly poured into the ears. This lubricates the delicate filaments of the ear canal which sharpens hearing and removes impurities

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