Dr Itoozhi Unnikrishnan Namboothiri's research paper on "Ayurvedic Approach to Glaucoma" at the  18th Asia Pacific Ophthalmologists Annual Meeting

Dr Itoozhi Unnikrishnan Namboothiri‘s research paper on “Ayurvedic Approach to Glaucoma” at the 18th Asia Pacific Ophthalmologists Annual Meeting, held from 29-30 July 2019 at Melbourne, Australia earned critical acclaim and praise for its daringly fresh approach and perspective.

The research focused on the various ways in which Ayurveda can effectively address and stop the progressive blindness caused by Glaucoma in adults. His research paper on the “unicenteric, interventional trial to assess the efficacy of Boerhaavia Diffusa juice extract through nasal drug delivery (Nasyam) on intra ocular pressure in chronic simple Glaucoma” clearly brought out the efficiency of Nasyam in Ayurveda as a viable alternative against eye surgery in these cases. The method, using the juice extract of the commonly known Thazhuthama herb ( Boerhaavia Diffusa) helped control intra-ocular pressure and controlling Glaucoma, has now been published in the leading international medical journals , especially those related to Ophthalmology.

Dr Itoozhi Unnikrishnan Namboothiri, currently the Medical Director & Addl Chief Physician at Itoozhi Ayurveda, was also recently nominated as an Authorised Medical Attendant for the Indian Naval Academy at Ezhimala.It is the first time that an Ayurveda specialist has been nominated for the position by the Indian Navy.

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