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Myopia (Short Sight)

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I am 25 years old. I am an myopic patient from last 4 years. Now I am using -7.5 D glasses in Right eye and -8 D glasses in Left eye. I have to work in front of a computer for more than 8 hours per day. Now, I am not able to work that much time. I feel tiredness. Sometimes, I feel floaters and flashes of light. Doctors advised to neglect it, but I am afraid of it. Is it not dangerous? Is there any treatment in Ayurveda?
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Your symptoms indicate that your eyes are very weak and the nervous layer is getting damaged. So it is to be considered seriously. We are having some effective Ayurvedic treatments that can save your vision.

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I am using contact lens for short sight for the last 6 years. Now, I see flashes of light in front of the eyes. I am afraid of it. Doctor told me that my retina is very weak. I am very much afraid now. Can Ayurveda help me?
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Seeing flashes frequently is not a good thing. According to Ayurveda, it is due to vitiation pitta. If it is increasing, there is a possibility of even retinal detachment. Yes Ayurveda can definitely help you in this condition.

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I am 18 years old, and I am myopic from childhood. I am using spectacles. Now my vision is so poor that it is not corrected to 6/6 with any glass. So, I am not able to see distant object even with glass. Is there any treatment in Ayurveda to improve my vision?
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That means you’re having Degenerative myopia and your nervous layer also is getting involved in the pathology. We have some special Ayurvedic treatment for it that can help u a lot.

Presbyopia (Long sight)
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I am 48 years old. Now using reading glass. Is there any method so that I can read without glass?
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Presbyopia is a senile change of the eye. To avoid presbyopic glass means to overcome senility. That means it is not possible with a simple medicine. We have to consider lifestyle, food, etc. along with ophthalmic medication.

Dry Eyes
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I am 42 years old men and using glass. I feel foreign body sensation in my both eye. In the early morning, when I wake up, I face difficulty to open my eyes. There is occasional redness and pain also. When I consulted an ophthalmologist, I was told that I am having “Dry Eye” and prescribed artificial tear for external application for permanent use. Is there any treatment in Ayurveda for me?
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Dry eye can be treated in ayurveda. It requires systematic treatment. It   includes nasal drops, external medications like tharpanam etc. along with suitable internal medicines.

Cataract
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My mother is 61 years old. Her vision is decreasing gradually. She went for a checkup. They told that there is cataract and suggested cataract surgery. She went for a second opinion. He told her that it is better to avoid surgery because her retina is weak and even after a surgery, she will not get desired result. Why is it so? Is there any treatment available to strengthen the retina?
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There are many pathological conditions where the nervous layer-Retina- is affected. E.g.:- Macular degeneration, Retinopathies etc .There are some effective treatments that we are providing can strengthen the retina .After that, she can go for a Cataract surgery.

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I am 62 years old and had cataract in both eyes. 6 months back, I underwent cataract surgery in my right eye, but after the surgery, my vision became worse. Why is it so? The doctor says that my retina is weak. Now, I want to save my left eye. What should be done
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There are treatment procedures in Ayurveda to strengthen the retina. The treatment for retina and cataract is different. So you better undergo Ayurvedic treatment for your retina problem and only after that, think of treatment for cataract.

Glaucoma
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I am a glaucoma patient using eye drops for the last 6 years. Even though pressure is high and my vision is decreasing. Is there any treatment in Ayurveda?
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A systematic approach is necessary. Sodhana treatment such as panchakarma is very useful in your case. After that, some special ophthalmic procedures such as anjana, jalaukavacharana, tharpana etc. should be done in order to get the desired result.

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I am 39 year old. My eye pressure is 29 mm/Hg in Left eye and 42 mm/Hg in Right eye. For the last 2 years, I am using eye drops for glaucoma. 1 year back, I had undergone a surgery for the same complaint. Still, pressure is not controlled. Now, my vision is getting deteriorated. Can my vision be saved by Ayurvedic treatments?
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By Ayurvedic treatment, the deterioration can be arrested. But, you have to take medicine continuously for a long period. The treatment includes external medication as well as internal medicines. Along with this you need to go for panchakarma kaya sodhana treatment also.

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I am 42 years old businessmen, a glaucoma patient, using anti-glaucomatous drops for the last five years. Eye pressure is controlled, but my vision is decreasing. Can Ayurveda help me?
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To improve your vision. There are some, internal as well as special external ophthalmic procedures are there in Ayurveda from which you will be benefited a lot.

Q.
I am suffering from glaucoma from 11 years. Now, I am not able to see the peripheral object. HFA was done and peripheral field loss is confirmed. Is there any treatment in Ayurveda?
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Field defect is one of the major problems in glaucoma patients. There are some ophthalmic procedures through which your retinal degeneration can be arrested and some improvement in the field vision can be achieved. According to Ayurveda, it is due to the vitiation of vata. In Ayurveda, there are methods to control the vitiation of vata and thereby strengthen the retina.

Ophthalmic complaints in Diabetic Patients
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I am 48 years male, a diabetic patient. There was sudden blurring of vision. Then I went for check-up, the doctor told that there is bleeding in the retina. They suggested a laser treatment. I am afraid of laser. Is it dangerous? Is there any alternative in Ayurveda?
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No it is not dangerous. In Ayurveda there are some special procedures to prevent retinal haemorrhage. In Laser, the point of bleeding is sealed. But in Ayurvedic methods, the circulation of blood through the vessels is maintained and so the tendency for bleeding is minimised.

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I am 48 years male, diabetic for the last 15 years. 1 year back, there was blurring in one eye and it gradually increased. Two times, laser was done. 5 months back, a surgery was done, but, even after all these, that eye become totally blind. Recently, when I went for a check-up, the doctor told that the other eye also is mildly affected. I am very much afraid. Is there any treatment in Ayurveda to protect my other eye?
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If you are ready to undergo systematic Ayurvedic treatment procedures, we can protect your better eye and save the existing vision.

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I am 67 years old patient having diabetic retinopathy. Laser treatment was done 4 times. Even after that, vision is decreasing. Is there any treatment in Ayurveda?
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Yes, there is treatment in Ayurveda. But a systematic approach is necessary including restrictions in the dietary and other habitual factors. Very systematic treatment procedures such as sirodhara, netratharpanam using pittasamana and chakshushya drugs will benefit you.

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I am 56 years old male, a diabetic retinopathy patient. My vision in the right eye is 6/60 in right eye and 6/36 in left eye. Laser treatment is done 3 times in right eye and 2 times in left eye. I am not interested in repeating the same treatment since my vision is not getting improved. Is there any treatment in Ayurveda?
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There are some special treatments in Ayurveda. Through Ayurvedic procedures, your eyes can be protected from further deterioration.

Macular Degeneration
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I am 68 years old man. I am using reading glasses for the last 18 years. One year back, I felt some changes in my vision. When I focus at an object, it seems to be blurred and straight lines being curved. When I look at people, the face is not clear. When I went for check-up, the doctor told that there is some problem with my retina, especially macula. According to his advice, I am using vitamin tablets and anti-oxidants, but no any improvement is seen. Can Ayurveda help me?
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Yes. Ayurveda can help you. But it does not mean that the disease can be cured completely. As you know, it is a degenerative disease. With systematic Ayurvedic treatment procedures, the degeneration can be arrested or delayed and so deterioration of vision can be controlled. Anyways, Ayurveda can save your vision from being blind.

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I am 68 years old now. About 9 years back, I was seeing small dots and thread like things moving in front of my eyes. The doctor told it is not a serious thing and to leave it off. But my complaints are gradually increasing .Now; doctor told that an injection inside the eye may sometimes work out. That also was done but no improvement is seen. Is there any alternative in Ayurveda?
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There is degeneration of macula (the most sensitive part of retina) of your eye. There are procedures in Ayurveda which can strengthen the nerves and thereby increase the functional capacity of the eye so that you can experience better vision.

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I am 48 years old man, using reading glasses for the last 5 years. I have no hypertension, diabetes or any other systemic diseases. Since one month back, I feel dimness of vision in my eyes. Sometimes, the straight lines seem to be curved, especially the horizontal lines. Sometimes, I miss the steps while climbing the stairs. Is it a serious problem? Can Ayurveda help me?
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This is the initial symptoms of a macular degeneration. Since you are in the initial stage, Chances of a positive result for the treatment is more. Immediate Ayurvedic treatment can save your eyes.

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I am 48 years old man. Nowadays, I find it difficult to face bright light and feel more sensitive to the light. In the bright light, I see small spot like or thread like objects in front of the eyes. I consulted an ophthalmologist and he told that there is possibility of macular degeneration in my eyes. Can I prefer Ayurvedic treatment for this problem? Is it possible?
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According to Ayurveda, your problem is ‘pitta-predominant’ condition. At present, it is not a serious problem and can be treated by Ayurvedic procedures. You need immediate treatment for it.

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I am a 41 year old man. When I look at an object, the centre portion seems dark. The peripheral part is visible. Why is it so?
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It may be due to macular degeneration. The confirmation can be done by FFA (Fundus Flourescein Angiography) and OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography). If there is fluid accumulation, it should be controlled first and after that, treatment for degenerative changes should be taken. It can be achieved by Ayurvedic procedures.

Retinitis pigmentosa:
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I am 48 year old businessmen, suffering from retinitis pigmentosa from year 2007. After confirming the disease, within a period of 6 months, I lost vision in my right eye and was having only a blurred vision through the central portion in my left eye with which I was not able to see a full face and not able to identify anybody visually. Is there any treatment in Ayurveda at lest to save my existing vision?
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Yes. Ayurveda can help you. But it does not mean that the disease can be cured completely. As you know, it is a degenerative disease with genetic involvement. With systematic Ayurvedic treatment procedures, the degeneration can be arrested or delayed and so deterioration of vision can be controlled. Anyways, Ayurveda can save your vision from being blind.