Facilities offered by Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital (Kudappanakunnu)

  • This is a small hospital. 
  • Patients and their treatment are our first priority. 
  • The Hospital and its facilities are intended for a middle class Indian Patient only. 
  • Kindly do not expect any sort of luxury in the facilities offered. 
  • We provide Single/Double AC/Non AC bath attached rooms with basic facilities only. 
  • The diet is fixed menu strict vegetarian. 
  • All Patients are equal to us. Hence do not expect any extra consideration on the basis of Nationality, economic status, caste, religion, political status etc.

During Your Stay at Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital Kudappanakunnu

  • During the course of treatment, the patient would be under strict eye-rest. 
  • Hence activities such as watching TV, reading, looking at mobile screens, iPad etc are strictly prohibited. 
  • Also, there would be strict restrictions on diet also. 
  • Maximum of one person only would be allowed with a patient. 
  • Kindly select a by-stander (person accompanying the patient) who can adjust and abide by the restrictions faced by the patient during the treatment.

Sunday O.P.D at Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital (Kudappanakunnu)

  • Sunday O.P is available at Kudappanakunnu unit of Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital. 
  • Our Chief Physician would be available for O.P Consultation during afternoon. 
  • Prior appointment is compulsory for sunday O.P consultations. 

Follow up treatment (After completion of treatment)

  • During discharge, depending on the condition of the disease, a follow-up plan would be explained to each patient. 
  • This would vary from simple internal medicines, to eye-exercises or a repeat of the treatment after a certain period of time.

Insurance and Mediclaim options at Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital

  • Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital does not provide cashless hospitalization facility. 
  • However, reimbursement from all major mediclaim/insurance policies are available. 
  • Kindly inform the insurance provider before getting admitted so as to complete any pre-hospitalization procedures.

International Patients Coming to Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital (Kerala)

  • Only those international patients with a valid Visa and other requisite documents will be allowed treatment at the hospital. 
  • Before admission, Patients need to submit two copies of Passport, Valid Visa, along with two passport size photographs. 
  • Kindly note that Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital is not an ayuredic resort, but a specialty eye treatment hospital. Do not expect any tourism/related facilities from us. 

Ayurvedic Eye Treatment

"One of the basic human right,is the right to see.We have to ensure that no citizen goes to blind needlessy 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."

- taken from National policy of India.

Science of ayurvedic ophthalmology goes hand in hand with this policy.There are some eye diseases,which leads to blindness. But if treated in time,with skill of experience,the sight can be protected. At least minimize the deterioration.

The Target Disease Areas selected by Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospitals are based on the above principles. Ayurveda can help in following conditions

Kindly Click on the above links to get a rough idea about what ayurveda has to offer for the above conditions. 

Ayurvedic Treatment for Short Sight (Nearsightedness)

Short sight is very very common nowadays. The main symptom is inability to see distant objects. Since the patient is able to see  objects only in short distance, the condition is commonly known as short sightedness or nearsightedness. The reason for this condition is a defect in refraction so that light rays are not converged properly on retina. Any mechanical aids such as glasses, contact lens etc are only supporting aids. That means, when the device is removed, the problem remains as such. Generally, short sight develops in childhood. As the child grows, the problem also grows and the glasses also should be changed (power of the glass is to be increased)

Ayurveda has a medicinal approach to this problem. There are different steps in the treatment : 

  1. Internal medicines – Internal medicines are aimed to improve the nervous system of the eye and thereby increase the functional capacity of the organ. 
  2. External treatment procedures – There are different treatment procedures for the treatment of ophthalmic procedures. Among these, nasyam, tharpanam, putapakam and aschotanam are selected for the treatment of short sight. The medicines selected for these procedures will be specific to the individual. Through these procedures, the refractive media are brought to normal stage so that the error in the refraction is controlled. 
  3. Practice eyeball movements – Practice of Scientifically arranged eyeball movements will maintain the flexibility and elasticity of eye muscles so that the curvature of the structures, movements of the structures etc can be maintained in normal position. 

A combined action of all these three steps will bring good results. 

Ayurvedic treatment for floaters in the eyes

Floaters means something which seems to be floating. In ophthalmology, this refers to a purely subjective symptom where the patient experiences small dark spots (sometimes other shapes also) in the visual field which are moving freely. In normal case, sometimes, this may be seen (one or two floaters) and it can be simply neglected. But, it is also developed as a symptom of an ophthalmic pathologic condition. 

Floaters can be seen in high myopia, dry eyes, degenerative myopia, thinning of retina, degeneration of retina etc. If headache, blurring of vision, pain, hypersensitivity towards light, etc are seen associated with floaters, the condition should be considered seriously. 

In Ayurveda, this can be considered as a vata predominant ophthalmic condition. In certain cases, there will be association of pitta or kapha also. The treatment is not for the floaters, but for the pathological condition which develop floaters as a symptom. So, the actual disease is to be found out before starting the treatment. It is possible only by examining the patient in detail. 

In short, the treatment may vary from one person to another even though they complain about the common symptom – floaters. 

Ayurvedic Treatment for Dry Eyes

Dry eye is very common nowadays. The main symptoms are foreign body sensation, itching in the eyes, feeling of dryness, occasional redness especially while exposure to light and dust, pain in the eyes, and eyestrain. 

Gradually, it leads to blurring of vision and difficulty to focus on bright objects and even unable to work on computer for a long time. In most cases, disturbed sleep is an associated symptom. Reason for dry eye are varied. Overwork with eyes, stress and tension, defective tear secretion, damage to surface layer of eyeball, atmospheric pollution, systemic disease which may influence the fluid system of the body etc are some of them. 

Since the reasons are varying, for a perfect treatment, the basic reason also should be considered. Anyway, vata is the predominant vitiated factor in this condition. By suitable vata samana treatment procedures, the eye can be made lubricant and moisturized. 

The aim of the treatment is 
  1. To clear the channels so that circulation and thereby nourishment of the structure is maintained. 
  2. Activate the glands to ensure the normal secretions for moistening the eyes. 

Sirodhara, brimhana nasyam, sirovasthi, netra tharpanam, etc are the main treatment procedures for the management of dry eyes. The medicines for the procedures should be selected according to the clinical stage of the disease, prakriti of the patient, and the basic reason for the disease. 

Note : if the condition becomes progressive and worse, chances of getting infection is very high. Then the treatment will be more tough. The same(earlier the better) is highly valuable in the treatment of dry eyes. 

Ayurvedic Treatment for keratokonus

Keratoconus is a condition in which the cornea of the eyeball becomes conical in shape. Naturally, the shape should be spherical. It may be congenital (by birth), or acquired (developed later). The main reason for this condition is considered to be the progressive thinning of the cornea. Since the curvature of the cornea has an important role in refraction, and focusing the light rays on the retina, and thereby maintaining normal vision, any defect in the shape will create visual problems. It cannot be corrected with glass and even by contact lenses. 

In Ayurveda, the condition can be diagnosed as the vitiation of vata which affects the cornea. So, vata samana treatment procedures are selected for the management of keratoconus. The aim of the treatment is :

  1. To strengthen the cornea so that it will not bulge outwards and will keep the normal shape. 
  2. Improve the functional capacity of the organ including the nervous system so as to improve the vision. 

To achieve the above aims, there are various methods in Ayurveda : 

  1. Internal medicines – These are selected according to the condition of the patient and clinical stage of the disease. 
  2. External treatment procedures – From among the various treatment procedures, aschotanam, netra tharpanam, and putapakam are highly useful in keratoconus. The medicines for these procedures should be selected by an experienced hand only. 
  3. Practice scientifically arranged eyeball movements so that the shape of the eyeball can be kept intact. 

All the above three steps together will serve the purpose.