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  • I am a glaucoma patient using eye drops for the last 6 years. Even the I.O.P (Intraocular pressure) increased and my vision is decreasing. Is there any treatment in Ayurveda?
    • Ans: In your case, a systematic approach is necessary. Before external ophthalmic medications, a systematic sodhana treatment such as panchakarma is useful. After that proceed with specific ophthalmic procedures. They are Anjana, jalaukavacharanam, tharpanam, etc.

  • My eye pressure is 32 mm/Hg in the left eye and 44 mm/Hg in the Right eye. For the last 5 years, I am using eye drops for glaucoma. 3 years back, I had undergone surgery for the same complaint. Still, the pressure is not controlled. Now, my vision is getting deteriorated. Can I save my vision by ayurvedic methods?
    • Ans:  Ayurvedic methods can arrest the deterioration. But, you must take medicine for a very long period. The treatment includes external medication as well as internal medicines.

  • I am a glaucoma patient and using anti-glaucomatous drops for the last five (5) years. I.O.P (Intraocular pressure) is under control, but the vision is decreasing. Can Ayurveda help me?
    • Ans: Since your I.O.P is under control, it is easy to take the necessary measures to improve your vision. For this, internal as well as special ophthalmic procedures are there in Ayurveda.

  • I am suffering from glaucoma and am under medication for the same. Now, I am not able to see the peripheral object. I see only central objects. I did a field test. It confirmed peripheral field loss. Is there any treatment in Ayurveda?
    • Ans:  Field defect is one of the major problems 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. Ayurveda can control the vitiation of Vata and thereby strengthen the retina. This type of management will benefit your eyes.
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