Myopia generally occurs in the young and patient experiences difficulty in seeing objects at a distance. This is because of the parallel rays transmitted by the objects, focusing in front of the retina. This may be due to the change in the curvature of the refracting surface of the eye or due to abnormal refractivity of the media of the eye.

Normally after the use of spectacles with concave lens of appropriate curvature, the patient is relieved of the trouble. In one type of myopia, the morbidity continues to increase in adult life. This is called “Progressive myopia” and the patient goes on changing his lens for higher numbers. In Ayurveda this condition in known as ‘ drishti dosha’.

In Ayurveda, person suffering from chronic cold and constipation are considered to be more prone to get myopia. Nervous debility is also considered to give rise to this trouble.


  • Blurred vision

  • Watering from the eyes.

  • Itching and a feeling of heaviness in the eye-balls.

  • Burning sensation in the eyes.

Root Causes

  • Nervous debility

  • Chronic Cold.

  • Constipation

Healing Options


Ayurvedic Supplements

              Saptamrita Lauh    
              Mahatriphala Ghrita


Pungent and sour articles of food like spices, pickles and curd are contra-indicated. Foods, which cause constipation and nasal congestion, should be avoided. Fried things are not useful and cow’s ghee is considered to be very useful.


The patient should not strain his eyes during his studies. Try to avoid Needlework and painting. The patient is prohibited from keeping awake at night especially for the purpose of studying and witness film shows.