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CONCEPTUAL ANALYSIS OF COMPUTER VISION SYNDROME IN AYURVEDA AND ITS MANAGEMENT BY ASCHYOTHANA

Dr. Varun T. V.* and Dr. Vinod Jadhav

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In the present era of prolong and rampant computer usage, there has been rapid upsurge in computer related health problems. People are spending more and more time on screens. Prolonged exposure to VDTs has been the cause of a visual and ergonomic disorder called “Computer Vision Syndrome” (CVS). Computer vision syndrome (CVS) is a condition resulting from focusing the eyes on a Video Display Terminal (VDT) like Computer, Tablet, Smart phones etc. for protracted, uninterrupted periods of time. Symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome include Headache, Blurred vision, Burning sensation, Fatigue, Dry eyes, Irritated eyes, Double vision, and Difficulty refocusing the eyes. These symptoms can be further aggravated by improper lighting conditions and air moving fast the eyes. Dry eye is a major symptom that is targeted in the therapy of computer vision syndrome. So, these symptoms are related to vata- pitta pradhana vyadhi of Shushkakshipaka. Shushkakshipaka is one among “Sarvagata Netra Rogas” mentioned by Sushruta as well as Vagbhata under Sadhya Vyadhis. This paper aims to review multi facets of Ayurvedic management of CVS which is common lifestyle disease among youngsters worldwide. Acharya susrutha mentioned Tarpanam, Putapakam, Sekam, Acshyothanam, Anjana, the kriya kalpas for netra rogas.[1] In Ashtanga hridaya, “Sarvesham akshi rogaanaammadou aschyothanam hitham….” For all eye diseases acshyothana is mentioned as treatment.[2] Hence the procedure of aschyothana can be done in Computer vision syndrome.

Keywords: Computer Vision Syndrome, Sushkakshipaka, Video Display Terminal, Aschyothana.


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