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Myopia Ayurvedic Treatment
Myopia Ayurvedic Treatment

Am I suffering from Simple Myopia or Degenerative Myopia?  

Myopia, otherwise known as shortsightedness is a common condition, known to almost everybody. But the term ‘Degenerative Myopia’ is unknown to most. Myopia is of two types :

  1. Physiological myopia or simple myopia
  2. Pathological myopia or degenerative myopia

Among these, degenerative myopia is the most dangerous. Here, the vision will keep on decreasing. It is not simply due to the anatomical variations of the structures (cornea, lens, etc.). But there will be degenerative changes in the retinal layer in this condition. 

There is a common misunderstanding among parents about myopia in children. The trend is to see if the power of glass is decreasing. But, we need to see the visual acuity. i.e., if the child is getting full correction with glasses. The first aim is to get full correction with the present glass. Then the aim is to decrease the power of glass by increasing the functional capacity of our eyes. 

Stages of Myopia

In the initial stage, there will be correction with glasses. So, the patient will be unaware of its seriousness. 

Most often, change of glasses happens once in a year and sometimes once in six months (about -1 to -1.5 at a time). After a particular stage, there is no further correction with glass. Only in this stage, the patient becomes aware of the seriousness of the condition. 

By this time, the power of glass would have reached around -10D.  Now, the patient starts to think of alternative methods other than glasses in this stage. 

Other than decreased distant vision, there are other associated symptoms also. They are eye strain, pain in the eye and headache. Floaters (moving dark spots in front of the eye) and watering of the eyes are also seen. Difficulty to face bright light and flashes of light in front of the eyes are also indications. 

After this stage, the disease may turn to a complicated stage. There are possibilities for retinal detachment and optic atrophy.  These pathological changes are capable of leading to blindness. 

We have compiled separate Faq on ayurvedic treatment for simple myopia as well as degenerative myopia. There are certain other non-myopic complaints that may arise alongside. Faq on ayurvedic treatment for non-myopic complaints in children are also compiled. 

Ayurvedic Treatments for Myopia

Ayurveda can offer good results in the treatment of simple and degenerative myopia. The hospital has a dedicated department for providing ayurvedic eye treatment for children. That is a reason why during vacation times, you will find a very big crowd of children at Matha. According to ayurvedic principles, it is a Vata-Pitta predominant drishtigatha rogam. The line of treatment is Rasayana and chakshushya. The procedures strengthen the sclera and arrest degenerative changes in the retina. On undergoing proper ayurvedic eye treatment, significant improvement in vision happens.

It is wise to remember that prevention is always better than cure. We have compiled a list of Eye care tips for children. These tips will help you maintain good eyesight and prevent the need for treatments.