Dry eye from the point of view of Ayurveda
Dry eyes are caused by a lack of moisture or insufficient tear secretion in your eyes. Tear quality can be affected by salt and water imbalance or blockage of the meibomy glands.
The most common symptoms are itchy eyes, dryness, irregular redness, pain in the eyes, and eyestrain which causes blurring of vision and difficulty focusing on bright objects.
Causes of dry eyes are excessive eye work, stress and tension, impaired tear secretion, damage to the surface layer of the eyeball, atmospheric pollution, and systemic diseases that can impact the body's fluid system.
In Ayurveda, dry eye syndrome is known as Shushkakshipak, characterized by excessive dryness. According to Ayurveda, it could be due to Pitta and Vata doshas imbalance.
How Ayurvedic doctors treat dry eye
To treat dry eyes, Ayurvedic medicines, eye drops, and Panchakarma therapies are used in various combinations. Diet and lifestyle changes are required for effective dry eye treatment.
The use of clarified butter (Ghee) plays an important role in Ayurvedic treatment for dry eyes. When combined with other Ayurvedic treatments such as Sirodhara, Brimhana nasyam, Sirovasthi, and Netra tharpanam, the results are effective and quick.
Please keep in mind that if this eye syndrome progresses and worsens, the chances of infection are very high. Don't put it off, begin treatment as soon as possible.
Tips for effective Ayurvedic treatment of dry eye
- Apply a paste of grapes and sugar on the eyelids and around the edges of eyes is
- Put ghee around the corners of eyelashes and eyelids
- Wash the eyes with Triphala solution diluted in cold water
- Mix sandalwood powder in castor oil and apply a thin layer around the eyelids
- Stop smoking
- Practice Yoga
- Drink more water
Check the Ayurvedic treatment for other ophthalmology diseases:
Cataract, Conjunctivitis, Stye, Glaucoma, Myopia, Ophthalmology, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular degeneration, Astigmatism, Hyperopia, Keratoconus, Squint (Strabismus), Pinguecula, Presbyopia, Eye allergies, Eye infections, Eye twitching, Eye floaters, Night blindness, Pterygium, Optic neuropathy.