In the last article, we had mentioned about Dry Eye Syndrome, its causes and symptoms. Here on, we shall discuss how Ayurveda would approach treatment of this disease. Ayurveda prescribes a very natural, side effect free and organic way of treating Dry Eye Syndrome.
The line of treatment would be correction of digestion and balancing the doshas and correction of Vata in the Pitta Sthana (Eyes). The treatment modalities include panchakarma, external therapies, internal medications, Activities, Advice of food as well as life style changes.
As for Panchakarma, depending upon the root cause, if there is an involvement in the metabolism and chronic condition, it shall be Virechana followed by Nasya. The various external therapies used to cure this syndrome would be Ashtothana, Seka, Anjana, Netra Tarpana, Abhyanga, Pada Abhyanga, Shiro Dhara, Shiro Basti or Shiro Pichu. The application of therapies would be as per the diagnosis by physician. Medicated ghee is an important component of the medication used. Specific Yoga Asanas, Pranayamas and Eye exercises are also employed for complete cure.
For complete cure and to avoid re-occurrence, Intake of Food like Improving on water intake and consuming more vegetables are also advised. A few Lifestyle changes like Eye Relaxation techniques at work, avoiding staring at electronic gadgets, regular blinking counts every minute as well as to Avoid / Reduce use of Air conditioners, Humidifiers and Room heaters also recommended. To have a comprehensive eye check up done and to evaluate in case of doubts of Dry Eyes, contact Leading Ayurvedic Hospitals in Kerala, who are specialised in Eye treatments and have an entire department dedicated for it.