Eye floaters from the point of view of Ayurveda
Eye floaters appear as small dots that move across the field of view. They consist of the vitreous body (a gel-like substance that fills out most of the eye) of the eye. They can be seen when looking at something bright, such as a white paper.
Small spots in the human field of vision that appear out of place are the main symptoms of eye floaters. They can take different shapes, such as shadowy dots or specks, small lines, rings, cobweb shapes, and other irregular shapes.
Eye floaters may also be an early sign of an underlying issue, such as retinal damage. They form when this vitreous body begins to shrink. As it shrinks, little fibers break away and become stringy.
Eye floaters can be caused by a number of factors, including bleeding inside your eyes due to any injury or trauma, age related changes in vitreous, deeper eye infection, retinal detachment, complication of cataract surgery, uncontrolled diabetes.
According to Ayurveda, eye issues are caused by an imbalance of Pitta dosha (fire element) in the body.
How Ayurvedic doctors treat eye floaters
External Ayurvedic treatment procedures for eye floaters include Aschyothana, Nethradhara, and Sirodhara Tharpanam.
Eye floaters can be effectively treated with Nethra Basti (administration of Ghee). For about ten minutes, the eye is submerged in ghee, and all the dust, mucous and impurities come out and create a layer in the ghee.
Ayurvedic medicines that can be used to improve eye health include: Jeevanthyadi ghrita, Triphala ghritam, Patoladi ghritam, and other beneficial herbs including Jatamansi, Ginkgo Biloba, grape seed and bilberry extracts.
Triphala is a popular herb used for treating eye floaters. Triphala aids in balancing the Pitta and Vata doshas. Depending on the severity of your condition, It can be taken orally or applied to your eyes.
Consult our Ayurvedic ophthalmologist as soon as you notice any new floaters, flashes of light, or decreased side vision. A multipronged approach utilizing beneficial herbs and natural remedies will significantly limit the problem and prevent recurrence.
Tips for effective Ayurvedic treatment of eye floaters
- Include walnuts and flaxseeds in your diet
- Eat seafood frequently
- Include in your diet vegetables, that are rich in vitamin A
- Regularly practice eye exercises (eye yoga)
- Apply a drop of organic castor oil in each eye and leave it overnight.
- Practice yoga (Pranayama) on a daily basis
Check the Ayurvedic treatment for other ophthalmology diseases:
Cataract, Conjunctivitis, Stye, Glaucoma, Myopia, Ophthalmology, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular degeneration, Astigmatism, Hyperopia, Dry eye, Keratoconus, Squint (Strabismus), Pinguecula, Presbyopia, Eye allergies, Eye infections, Eye twitching, Night blindness, Pterygium, Optic neuropathy.