Pterygium from the point of view of Ayurveda
Pterygium are cream-colored growths that commonly appear on the nasal side of the eye's white part.
Affected patients frequently experience a burning or itching sensation in their eyes, which is sometimes accompanied by the sensation that an object is stuck in their eyes. The affected eye frequently turns pink or reddish.
The growth typically begins at the cornea and can progress slowly, causing vision complications such as blurry or double vision.
According to Ayurveda, the pterygium is known as Arma, and can be treated both medically and surgically depending on the condition.
According to Ayurveda, there are five types of Arma:
Prastari Arma. It is a wide and thin structure with red and blue coloring that is located on the white part of the eyeball.
Shukla Arma. It is a soft, white structure that moves slowly and evenly across the white part of the eyeball.
Kshataj Arma. It is a growing muscle on the white part of the sclera that resembles a lotus flower in color.
Adhimamsa Arma. It is a soft and thick structure on the white part of the eyeball that resembles the color liver brown.
Sanayu Arma. It is a rough and colored swelling develops, in the fleshy part of the white of the eye.
How Ayurvedic doctors treat pterygium
Ayurvedic treatments for Arma include lekhana, chedhana, anjana, ghrithapana, lepa, as well as Panchakarma procedures.
After diagnosing the health condition and developing a treatment plan, an Ayurvedic doctor determines the course of treatment and the necessary medication.
Tips for effective Ayurvedic treatment of pterygium
- Avoid exposure to smoke, dust, wind, and chemical pollutants
- For 10-15 minutes, place a cotton swab soaked in rose water over the eyes on a daily basis.
- Put a drop of honey in both eyes every morning
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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, Eye floaters, Night blindness, Optic neuropathy.