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One of the basic human rights, is the right to see.We have to ensure that no citizen goes blind needlessly or being blind does not remain so, if by reasonable deployment of skill and resources, his sight can be prevented from deteriorating or if already lost, can be restored.
Mission Statement of Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital (Adopted from Indian National Policy)

FAQ

Ophthalmic complaints in Diabetic Patients

       
  1. I am a diabetic patient. Four months back, there was sudden loss of vision in one eye. Immediately went to eye specialist. He told me that this is vitreous haemorrhage. Laser was done. There was relief. After two months, the same repeated. This time, doctor told simple laser will not work out. Surgery is necessary. Why is it so? Can I avoid surgery by ayurvedic methods?

       

    Ans:- According to Ayurvedic approach, it is a Pitta predominant pathological condition of the eye.By appropriate treatment procedures,  your can be protected  from further deterioration.

       
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  3. I am a diabetic for the last 5 years and it is under control. I used to go for eye checkups. Till date, my eyes are perfect. But I have heard of ophthalmic complications of diabetes. Is there any preventive measures so that I can keep my eyes intact

       

    Ans:-You are thinking in the right way.Of course there are methods to protect your vision.

       
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  5. I am a diabetic patient. I feel a little blurring of vision. Is it a serious problem?

       

    Ans:- At present it is not a serios problem. But it may lead to a serious condition if left untreated.There treatment methods in Ayurveda to control this condition.

       
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  7. I am a diabetic patient. There was sudden blurring of vision. When I went for checkup, the doctor told that there is bleeding in the retina. They suggested a laser treatment. I am afraid of laser. Is it dangerous? Is there any alternative in ayurveda ?

       

    Ans:-I am not a person to comment about Laser treatment . But in my practical experience, Ican say that it is not dangerous. In ayurveda there are alternative procedures to prevent retinal haemorrhage.In Laser , the point of bleeding is sealed. BUT IN Ayrvedic methods, the circulation of blood through the vessels is mainted and so the tendency for bleeding is minimised.

       
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  9. I am diabetic for the last 20 years. 2 years back, there was blurring in one eye and it gradually increased. Two times, laser was done. 5 months back, a surgery was done, but, even after all these, that eye totally blind. Recently, when I went for a check-up, the doctor told that the other eye also is mildly affected. I was very much afraid. Is there any treatment in ayurveda to protect my other eye?

       

    Ans:-If you are ready to undergo  systematic Ayurvedic treatment procedures, you can protect your better eye  and save the existing vision.

  10. I am a diabetic patient having diabetic retinopthy (DR). Laser treatment was done 4 times. Even after that, vision is decreasing. Is there any treatment in Ayurveda ?

    Ans: Yes, there is treatment in ayurveda. But a systematic approach is necessary including restrictions in the dietary and other habitual factors. Very systematic treatment procedures such as sirodhara, netratharpanam using pittasamana and chakshushya drugs will benefit you .

  11. I am diabetic for the last 25 years and under insulin therapy. I am also having complication of diabetic retinopathy for the last 8 years. I had haemorrhages several times in my eyes. Laser treatment was done 5 times in each eye. Last laser was done 3 months back, but this time, even after laser, vision has not at all improved. Now the doctor says that a surgery should be done. From his description, I understood that it is risky and there is no guarantee for result. So I don’t like to undergo the surgery . I wish to have an ayurvedic treatment.

    Ans: I don’t think that surgery can save your vision. A complete cure cannot be guaranteed in ayurveda also. You will not have any adverse effects by ayurvedic methods, instead you can expect some betterment only. Anyways, I hope you can live with medicine with vision under the guidance of ayurveda. 

  12. I am a diabetic retinopathic patient. My vision in the right eye is 6/60 in right eye and 6/36 in left eye . Laser treatment is done 3 times in right eye and 2 times in left eye. Is laser having any side effects ? I am not interested in repeating the same treatment since my vision is not getting improved. Is there any alternative in ayurveda ?

    Ans : Laser is a very advanced technology and so you need not be afraid of it. But, it is not a last word in your case. There are possibilities in ayurveda. Through ayurvedic procedures, your eyes can be protected from deteriorating.


       

Cataract Related

       
  1. I am 61 years old. There was gradual decrease in vision. I went for a check up. They told that there is cataract and suggested cataract surgery. I went for a second opinion. He told me that it is better to avoid surgery because your nerves are weak and even after a surgery, you wouldn’t get desired result. Whys is it so? Are there methods to strengthen the nerves?

       

    Ans:- There are many pathological conditions where the nervous layer-Retina- is affected. E.g.:- Macular degeneration, Retinopathies etc. There are methods to strengthen the retina. After that, you can go for a Cataract surgery.

       
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  3. My mother is 75 years old. She is having mature cataract in both eyes. Doctor suggested surgery, but she is afraid of surgery. Is there any other methods in ayurveda ?

       

    Ans:-In my openion, Surgery is better option for mature cataract. But before that you have to confirm that other structures of the eye especially, the retina, is O.K.Otherwise she wouldnot get desired result. In such a condition it is better to maintain with Ayurvedic medications.

       

Myopia (Short Sight)

       
  1. I am 22 years old and an myopic patient for 4 years. Now I am using -7 D glasses in Right eye and -8 D glasses in Left eye. I have to work in front of a computer for more than 8 hours per day. Now, I am not able to work that much time. I feel tiredness. Sometimes, I feel floaters and flashes of light. Is it dangerous? Is there any treatment in ayurveda

       

    Ans:- The recent symptoms  indicates that your eyes are very weak and the nervous layer is getting damaged. So it is to be considerd seriously.Ther are Ayurvedic methods to save your vision.

       

  2. I am a myopic patient from childhood and using spectacles. Now, I see small dark spots and threads are moving in front of the eyes. What is it ? Doctors adviced to neglect it, but I am afraid of it. Can it be removed by ayurvedic treatment?

       

    Ans:- The new symptoms points to a serious problem in future. Do not consider it “simple”.If you are ready to undergo systematic Ayurvedic treatments AND SPEND TIME FOR IT, YOU CAN PROTECT YOUR EYES.

       

  3. I am myopic from childhood. I am using spectacles (glasses). Last time, when vision is dull, it was seen that vision was not corrected to 6/6 with any glass. So, I am not able to see distant object even with glass. Is there any treatment in ayurveda?

       

    Ans:- That means yours is Degenerative myopia and your nervous layer also is getting involed in the pathology.Donot worry. Ayurveda can help you.    

       

  4. I am 22 years old man and I am myopic from childhoold. I have been using glass for the same. At present,  -14 in Right eye and -12 in Left eye. Six months back, there was a sudden loss of vision in right eye. Doctors told that retina is detached. A surgery was done for it and there was a slight improvement. (C.F – 3 metres). There is no improvement in vision with glass. Why is it so. Doctors told that I have to be careful for the left eye. How to be careful? Is there any treatment in ayurveda to protect my left eye?

       

    Ans:- Of course there are methods. Glasses can correct only the refractive error. It has nothing to do with retina. In your present condition, retina is involved. That is why, vision is not improved with glasses.

       

  5. I am a myopic patient from 10 years old. In the beginning, I was using a glass -0.5 D in right eye and -0.75 in left eye. My present power of glass is -8D in right eye and -9 D in left eye. Now I am 22 years old. Why is the power of my glass increasing? At present, i feel blurring of vision even with glass. Doctor has told that there is no use of changing the glass further. What should be done to protect my vision?

       

    Ans:- Yours is Progressive myopia.Glasses cannot prevent the progress of the disease. It can only help in refraction. You can strengthen your eyes by Ayurvedic methods.


  6. I am 20 years old. Now using glass with -11 D and -12 D. Two years back, when I consulted an ophthalmologist, they told if the vision is constant for 1 year, we can go for laser treatment. But, it was not under control. In every 6 months period, I have to increase the power of my glass. Is there any method in ayurveda to keep my vision atleast constant?You need not worry. Ayurveda can help you in this aspect. By systematic ayurvedic methods, your vision can not only be kept constant, but it can be improved. 


  7. My son is 6 years old. He is not able to read on blackboard in the classroom. When we consulted an eye specialist, spectacles were prescribled. Is it a treatment ? Can we remove the spectacles after sometime ?

    Ans : your child is having myopia. Since he is only 6 years old, there are higher chances for positive results. A combined treatment which includes scientifically arranged eye exersices along with appropriate internal medicines and special ophthalmic medications will help your child to remove the spectacles. 


  8. I am 20 year old boy and am using spectacles (glasses) for short sight for the last 10 years. Every year, the power of the glass has to be increased. Why is it so? Can it be stopped?

    Ans : To change the glass every years means your disease is progressing. It is not simple myopia, but pathological in nature (degenerative). Glass is not a permanent solution for these type of myopia. Medicines to overcome the degenerative changes or atleast to arrest degeneration is necessary. There is successful medicines for this purpose in ayurveda. 


  9. I am using contact lens for short sight for the last 6 years. Now, I see flashes of light in front of the eyes. I am afraid of it. Is it a serious problem ? Can ayurveda cure it ?

    Ans : Seeing flashes frequently is not a good thing. According to ayurveda, it is due to pitta vitiation. If it is increasing, there is a possibility of even retinal detachment. Ayurveda can help you in this condition.

       
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Presbyopia (Long sight)

       
  1. I was 45 years old. Now using presbyopic reading glass. Is there any method so that i can read without glass ?

    Ans : Presbyopia is a senile change of the eye. To avoid presbyopic glass means to overcome senility. That means it is not possible with a simple medicine. We have to consider even lifestyle, food items, etc. etc. along with ophthalmic medication to handle a case of presbyopia .


Macular Degeneration


  1. I am 58 years old man. I am using reading glasses for the last 15 years. Two years back, I felt some changes in my vision. When I focus at an object, it seems to be blurred and straight lines being curved. When I look at people, the face is not clear. When I went for checkup, the doctor told that there is some problem with my retina, especially macula. According to his advice, I am using vitamin tablets and de-oxidants, but no considerable result is seen. Can ayurveda help me ?

    Ans: Yes. Ayurveda can do something. But it does not mean that the disease can be cured completely. As you know, it is a degenerative disease. With systematic ayurvedic treatment procedures, the degeneration can be arrested or delayed and so deterioration of vision can be controlled. Anyways, Ayurveda can save your vision from being blind.

  2. I am 68 years old now. About 9 years back, I was seeing small dots and thread like things moving in front of my eyes. The doctor told it is not a serious thing and to leave it off. But my complaints are gradually increasing .Now, doctor told that an injection inside the eye may sometimes work out. That also was done but no improvement is seen. Is there any alternative in ayurveda ?

    Ans: There is degeneration of macula (the most sensitive part of retina) of your eye. There are procedures in ayurveda which can strengthen the nerves and thereby increase the functional capacity of the eye so that you can experience better vision . So you can have a trial in ayurveda .

  3. I was quite asymptomatic until 2 months back. Then, there was a sudden dimness in vision in the left eye. I thought it was a problem with my reading glass. So I went to the optical shop, but no glass was suitable to improve my vision .why is it so ? Is there any serious problem ?

    Ans: Glasses are not a solution to all eye problems. There may be something wrong with your retina of the lens. Differential diagnosis is necessary to start treatment. So, after a detailed checkup. Have a diagnosis whether there is cataract or any other retinal degenerative conditions.

  4. I am 62 years old and had cataract in both eyes. 6 months back, I underwent cataract surgery in my right eye, but after the surgery, my vision became worse. Why is it so ? The doctor says that my retina is weak. Now, I want to save my left eye. What should be done ?

    Ans: there are treatment procedures in ayurveda to strengthen the retina. The treatment for retina and cataract is different. So you better undergo ayurvedic treatment for your retina problem and only after that, think of treatment for cataract.

  5. I am 50 years old lady using reading glasses for the last 5 years. I have no hypertension, diabetes or any other systemic diseases. Since one month back, I feel dimness of vision in my eyes. Sometimes, the straight lines seem to be curved, especially the horizondal lines. Sometimes, I miss the steps while climbing the staircase. Is it a serious problem ? I prefer ayurveda.

    Ans: It is the starting of a serious problem. It is the initial symptoms of a macular degeneration. Since you are in the initial stage, Chances of a positive result for the treatment is more. Immediate ayurvedic treatment can save your eyes.

  6. I am 48 years old businessman doing extensive travel. Nowadays, I find it difficult to face bright light and feel more sensitive to the light. In the bright light, I see small spot like or thread like objects in front of the eyes. I consulted an ophthalmologist and he told that there is possibility of macular degeneration in my eyes. I prefer ayurvedic treatment for this problem. Is it possible ?

    Ans: According to ayurveda, your problem is ‘pitta-predominant’ condition. At present, it is not a serious problem and can be treated by ayurvedic procedures. So Start treatment immediately.

  7. I am a patient of macular degeneration for the last 4 years.  I am using vitamin tablets and anti-oxidants regularly. 4 months back, there was a sudden loss of vision in the right eye and only shadows were seen. After examination ,I was informed that there was bleeding in the eye . According to their instruction, I underwent laser treatment. Even after that, vision has not increased. Can ayurveda help me ? I am also a diabetic patient.

    Ans: Ayurveda can help you , but only medicine is not enough. Food habits, oil for head, habits like sleep, bath, watching TV etc also should be taken into consideration. An overall management can save your eyes.
  8. I am a middle aged man. When i lookat an object, the centre portion seems dark. The peripheral part is visible. Why is it so?

    Ans: It may be due to macular degeneration. The confirmation can be done by FFA (Flurescent fundus angiogram) and OCT (Occuar cohot topograph). If there is fluid accumulation, it should be controlled first and after that, treatment for degenerative changes should be taken . It can be achieved by ayurvedic procedures. 

  9. When I look at straight lines, they seem curved. There is a general blurring of vision also. Is it a serious problem? Can ayurveda help me ?

    Ans: It is the beginning of a serious problem. If you are prepared to take ayurvedic treatment procedures immediately, your vision can be protected.


Glaucoma

       
  1. I am a glaucoma patient using eye drops for the last 6 years. Even the I.O.P (Intra ocular pressure) is raised and my vision is decreasing. Is there any treatment in ayurveda ?

    Ans : In your case, a systematic approach is necessary. Before doing external ophthalmic medications, a systematic sodhana treatment such as panchakarma is found to be useful. After that, specific ophthalmic procedures such as anjanam, jalaukavacharanam, tharpanam etc should be done.

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  3. My eye pressure is 32 mm/Hg in Left eye and 44 mm/Hg in Right eye. For the last 5 years, I am using eye drops for glaucoma. 3 years back, I had undergone a surgery for the same complaint. Still, pressure is not controlled. Now, my vision is getting deteriorated. Can I save my vision by ayurvedic methods ?

    Ans: By ayurvedic methods, the deterioration can be arrested. But, you have to take medicine continuously for a very long period. The treatment includes external medication as well as internal medicines.

       
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  5. I am a glaucoma patient and using anti-glaucomatis drops for the last five (5) years. I.O.P (Intra ocular pressure) is controlled, but vision is decreasing. Can Ayurveda help me ?

    Ans: Since your I.O.P is under control, it is easy to take necessary measure to improve your vision. For this, internal as well as special ophthalmic procedures are there in ayurveda.

       
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  7. I am suffering from glaucoma and am under medication for the same. Now, I am not able to see the peripheral object. Only central objects are seen. Field test was done and peripheral field loss is confirmed. Is there any treatment in ayurveda ?

    Ans: Field defect is one of the major problem in glaucoma patients. According to ayurveda, it is due to the vitiation of vata. Due to vata predominance, your retina is getting weak and degenerated. In ayurveda, there are methods to control the vitiation of vata and thereby strengthen the retina. This type of management will benefit your eyes.


Dry Eyes

       
  1. I am 48 years old lady and using reading glass. I feel foreign body sensation in my eye. In the early morning, when I wake up, I face difficulty to open my eyes. There is occasional redness and pain also. When I consulted an ophthalmologist, I was told that I am having “Dry Eye” and prescribed artificial tear for external application for permanent use. Is there any treatment in Ayurveda for Dry eyes ?

    Ans: There is treatment for dry eye in ayurveda. It is not a simple external eye drops, but a systematic approach. It includes oil application, nasal drops, external medications like tharpanam along with suitable internal medicines.