Treating Common Eye Disorders with Ayurveda

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Ayurvedic Eye Care for Common Disorders

Ayurveda acknowledges that today has a greater impact on our eyes than ever before. Think about it, the amount of time we spend using our eyes in front of a screen at work, or catching up on our favorite shows. Our eyes take a beating without us evening know it. In regards to Ayurvedic treatment for blindness or eye disorders, here is what the ancient science of Ayurveda has to say.

Now there are different types of blindness, or several causes of blindness that manifest differently among people. This article will cover a few of the most common types of blindness and Ayurvedic eye treatments.

Retinitis Pigmentosa

This is the most common manifestation of eye disorders. The development and manifestation of this can lead to several disorders like night blindness. As such it is classified as a group of inherited retinal diseases.

The cause of this disorder is believed to be hereditary and runs in families. How it manifests depends on which eye cells are affected first – rods or cones. The mutation in the gene is normally seen in the early years in children. If you feel you may have an eye disorder, consult our doctors.

Primarily, Retinitis Pigmentosa manifests in the following ways:

  • Night blindness (or the difficulty of seeing in the night time)
  • Progressive blindness
  • Floaters (which are tiny little swirlies around your eye)
  • Reduced ability to see, or a reduced field of vision
  • Poor color differentiation
  • Headaches

Ayurveda and Eye Disorders

In Ayurveda, these disorders are caused primarily by an agitated Pitta dosha. To find out your dominant dosha take this quiz to find out more. The Pitta dosha imbalance causes an inability to see, whereas a Kapha dosha imbalance causes an inability to process visual data.

One of the best methods to treat eye disorders is a complete detox like Panchakarma. Panchakarma is also an effective natural treatment for night blindness. You can find out more about Panchakarma here.

Natural Eye Remedies

It is best to consult a doctor before using any medication directly on the eye, but the following are a few remedies known to help that are mostly safe.

  • You can use a (one) drop of honey in your eye as Ayurvedic eye drops once a day daily.
  • Drink amla juice daily. You can either shoot this straight or mix with water. About 30-50 ml.
  • When going outdoors in the sun make sure you wear sunglasses that are polarized.
  • Turn off electrical appliances like screens for a while if not important.
  • Ensure your diet has plenty of calcium and vitamin C.
  • Limiting your smoking and alcohol intake is also shown to help.

Your eyes are precious it is best to take care of them and use preventive measures instead of applying cures. Always consult a doctor if you feel your vision is in anyway compromised.


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