Diabetic retinopathy is one of the leading causative in the incidence of blindness globally. Caused due to retinal damage owing to complications of diabetes, this is prevalent in close to 80% of all patients who have had diabetes for 10 years or more. The longer a person has diabetes, the higher his or her chances of developing diabetic retinopathy. However, for Diabetic Retinopathy ayurvedic treatment has been found quite effective at Itoozhi Ayurveda.
These are some of the most common symptoms seen associated with Diabetic Retinopathy.
- Blurred, double, or distorted vision or difficulty reading,
- Floaters or spots in your vision,
- Partial, total loss of vision or a shadow/veil across your field of vision,
- Pain, pressure, or constant redness of the eye.
The increased levels of sugar in your blood, if you are diabetic can damage the tiny blood vessels that nourish the retina and may even block them completely. As more and more blood vessels become blocked, a significant area of the retina is bereft of blood supply that sustains and nourishes the cells that aids vision. This can result in vision loss. In response to the lack of blood supply, the eye attempts to grow new blood vessels. Sadly, these new blood vessels don’t develop properly and are prone to leakage. Leaking blood vessels can cause a loss of vision. In addition, formation of scar tissue is also seen, which tends to “pull” on the retina, which, in advanced cases cause the retina to detach.
Diabetic Retinopathy treatment in Ayurveda
Controlling Diabetes is the first line of treatment in Diabetic Retinopathy. Along with this Ayurvedic treatments like Thalam, Thalapothichil, Thakradhara, Nethradhara, Putapakam should also beneficial according to the condition of the patient. Internal medicines which will control the diabetic level & improves the circulation should be taken during the course of the treatment. The main aim of the treatment is to clear the passage of blood vessels in the most macro levels and improve the blood circulation on the Retina.