FAQ on Ayurvedic Treatment For Diabetic Retinopathy

FAQ on Ayurvedic Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy

  • 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.   

  • 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.     

  • 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.

  •  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, by Ayurvedic methods, the circulation of blood through the vessels is maintained and so the tendency for bleeding is minimized.


  • 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.

  • I am a diabetic patient having diabetic retinopathy (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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.