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Dr. Sarala Dudhat* and Dr. Dhanashree Baswat*


Optic Atrophy is associated with vision loss. Various vascular, neurological, toxic, nutritional, metabolic, inflammatory, infectious, neoplastic, genetic, traumatic and systemic disorder are causes of this disease.[1] Anything that can compromise function of ganglion cell can cause optic atrophy.[1] Damage in mild form might not affect acuity but may lead to loss of contrast or color vision. Damage in severe form may lead to blindness to no light perception. Increased intraocular pressure (glaucoma), ischemia, compression (tumors), inflammation are related to risk factors of his disease.[12] Among two types; Primary and secondary optic atrophy; this clinical based study is of primary optic atrophy, which is simple, non-inflammatory, degenerative and progressive. Primary atrophy said to be when atrophy due to disease of second visual neurone proximal to disk with no evidence of previous local inflammation.[13] The pathology, signs and symtoms an etiological features purely suggest that primary optic atrophy is correlated with Vataj Timir.[9,10] Aim: To study the efficacy of ayurvedic medication on the Vataj Timir with special reference to primary optic atrophy. Objectives: Primary 1) To provide better visual acuity. 2) To assess the efficacy of Virechan, baladi yapan basti Jeevantyadi ghrut tarpan, nasya on optic atrophy. Secondary 1) To review the etiopathogenesis of Vataj Timir with Special reference to Optic Atrophy. 2) To evolve standard ayurvedic therapy for management of optic atrophy. Materials and Methods: Patient was treated with Virechan Karma, 4 sittings of Kala Basti karma (15 days) with Baladi Yapan Basti, 5 Sittings of Tarpan, 5 sittings of nasya. Patient had given internal medications.

Keywords: Optic Atrophy, Vataj Timir, Baladi Yapan Basti, Tarpan, Nasya, Visual Acuity, Optic Chiasma, Retinal Detachment, Lebers congenital Anamoly, Optic Neuropathy.

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