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AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF TIMIRA W.S.R TO MYOPIA- A CASE STUDY

Sharma Ankit*

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Myopia is very common ophthalmic disease that entails substantial, societal, personal, educational & economic impact. Myopia commonly referred to as shortsightedness condition of the eye where the light that comes in does not directly focus on the retina but in fornt of it.[1] Some of the clinical features of timira can be correlated with myopia involving first and second patala in terms of symptoms, anatomical structure involved and the pathogenesis of the disease. Timira is counted under the drishtigatarogas described by Sushruta.[2] A case study was conducted to evaluate the role of ayurvedic treatment modalities in the management of timira. He was treated with netra tarpan, netra pariseka, saptamritloha, triphala guggulu, isotine eye drop. After enrollment of the patient in the study, the cardinal sign & symptoms of myopia that is visual acuity, clinical refraction were evaluated before and after the treatment. Comparatively significant improvement in the sign & symptoms and visual acuity in both eye were found after treatment. Thus, it can be concluded that ayurvedic management are helpful to treat myopia.

Keywords: Myopia, Tarpana, Timira, Patala, Netrapariseka, Triphalaguggulu, Saptamritloha.


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