Ayurvedic Eye Treatments
Matha was the first ayurvedic eye hospital to offer a specialty in ayurvedic eye treatment (or nethra chikitsa)
Our approach to ayurvedic eye treatments
There are some ophthalmic diseases, which lead to blindness. But if treated in time, with the skill of experience, the sight can be protected; at least, minimize the deterioration. The right treatment helps preserve your existing eyesight and then make your visual organ healthy. This approach helps to protect and improve your vision.
At Matha ayurvedic eye hospital, all treatments are customized for each patient by the treating doctor. The clinical-stage of disease, other systemic complaints, dietary regime, and habitual factors are considered before deciding on a care plan.
Matha was the first ayurvedic eye hospital to offer a specialty in ayurvedic eye treatment (or nethra chikitsa). Due to the large volume of eye patients coming to see our chief physician, Dr P K Santhakumari, Matha is known to many as kannashupathri (Malayalam for ayurveda eye hospital).
How to get eye treatment from Matha
Tell us your health concern via contact form, email, or phone
Fill up the medical questionnaire that we send to you.
Consult our Chief Physician at the time slot we schedule for you.
Target disease areas selected
Diabetic Retinopathy is caused due to prolonged high blood glucose levels. In diabetic eye disease, abnormal blood vessels develop that can break, bleed, and leak fluid. Sometimes tiny bulges called microaneurysms may protrude from the vessel walls. This leads to leakage or oozing of fluid and blood into the retina. This fluid causes edema in the central part of macula leading to diabetic macular edema. Regaining the lost ability to see depends on the clinical stage when a patient starts treatment.
Macular degeneration is now one of the major causes of blindness. It is now in the first place among the causes of blindness in the working group of the population. It is a degenerative eye disease where patients easily miss the early stage. This is because there is no serious visual problem in this very early stage. Hence it is important to see your eye doctor regularly to find early warning signs. As the condition progresses, patients experience wavy and blurred vision. The next stage is loss of central vision.
Ayurvedic treatments help to delay degeneration for retinitis pigmentosa patients and support a normal life with medicine. Retinitis pigmentosa cannot be cured. The aim is to arrest the degeneration, preserve your eyesight and delay the progress of the disease. The treatments take around 16 to 20 days. Patients need to repeat the treatments and medications at home to manage RP. In this manner, the patient is able to lead a normal life, with the support of treatment and medicines.
Systematic ayurveda eye treatment helps to lower the pressure in eyes for glaucoma patients. They are able to protect and manage their eyesight with medicine. Matha ayurveda eye hospital provides authentic ayurvedic therapies and medicines prepared in traditional processes. A full course of ayurveda eye treatments normally lasts for roughly 16 to 18 days.
Ayurvedic eye treatments for myopia improves vision in a step by step and phased manner. For simple myopia, the duration would be between 14 to 16 days. For degenerative myopia, it takes a bit longer – around 16 to 18 days. know more about treating simple myopia and degenerative myopia in Ayurveda.
Ayurvedic treatments activate the glands to ensure normal secretion for moistening the visual organ. It undergoes a thorough rejuvenation and is made healthy so that the natural mechanism of tear secretion is restored. The lifestyle and profession also have an important role in the development of this condition. It takes between 12 to 14 days to complete a full authentic course of treatment.
Dry eye is very common nowadays. The main symptoms are foreign body sensation and itching in the eyes. Patients also feel dryness and occasional redness. Symptoms flare up especially while exposure to light and dust, pain in the eyes, and eyestrain.
Ayurvedic treatments activate the glands to ensure normal secretion for moistening the visual organ.
Blepharospasm is an involuntary forceful closure or spasm of the eyelids. It is not directly involved in vision, but since the patient is not able to open his eyes, vision becomes involved indirectly. Usually, it starts as a simple involuntary blinking of lids occasionally. Later, episodic closure of the lids develops. Gradually, the frequency of the episodes increases, and the interval between two episodes decreases.
In ayurveda, this clinical condition is due to the vitiation of Kapha and pitta functioning in the eye. For this, there is a very successful line of treatment.
The treatment is conducted in two steps. First, the treatment is aimed to maintain circulation in the retina of the eye so that the possibility of accumulation of fluid is eliminated. In the next step, the retina is strengthened so that the functional capacity of the retina is revived or increased.
Uveitis is the inflammation of the uveal tract of the eye. The uveal tract is the main vascular layer of the eye and it consists of three main parts – the choroid, ciliary body, and iris. This layer is the main source of nourishment to the internal structures of the eye. So, any disease of this structure is considered as a medical emergency, because it affects the vision easily.
CSR is a medical condition in which there will be fluid accumulation behind the retinal layers. if the fluid collection is in the central area of macula, vision will be seriously affected. In severe condition, there is chances of detachment of retinal layers and it may lead to severe loss of vision.
If analyzed on the basis of ayurvedic theory, Kapha and Pitta are the predominant factors in the pathology. The main aim of treatment is to normalize the circulation so as to avoid possibility of accumulation of fluid. To achieve this, there are highly effective internal medicines and also scientific treatment procedures.
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The right treatment helps preserve your existing eyesight and then make your visual organ healthy. This approach helps to protect and improve your vision. At Matha ayurvedic eye hospital, all treatments are customized for each patient by the treating doctor. The clinical-stage of disease, other systemic complaints, dietary regime, and habitual factors are considered before deciding on a care plan.
First NABH Accredited hospital in Trivandrum as well as Entire South India
Our focus is on providing the best ayurvedic treatment to patients
Our Kitchen provides veg diet suitable for ayurveda and yoga.
Matha is not a research Institute. We do not conduct research on our patients.
We prepare herbal medications in our own GMP certified manufacturing unit.
What They Say About Us
"The treatment and facilities provided are best.The staff and doctors are very good . A good atmosphere is the best thing I found here. Dr P K santhakumari madam is best and caring . The way she approaches the patient is excellent ."
“Really great treatment and calming surrounding for patients.Dr.Santha kumari Mam ,Dr. Athira,Dr.Heera and therapists Dhanya Chechi ,Suma Chechi and Sreekala chechi were absolutely appreciated for their support and care.Highly recommended ."
Frequently Asked Questions
What all should I pack before travelling to Matha for my treatment?
Trivandrum has a very humid weather. Hence light and comfortable cotton clothes are your best choice. We do not allow footwear's worn outside to be used indoors. Hence, indoor slippers (or flip flops) are also necessary. Personal use items such as bath towel, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, shaving sets, etc. are also among the items to be packed. As rains are very common, an umbrella would come in handy. If you are in the habit of drinking hot water, a flask would be needed.
In our deluxe rooms, bath towels, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, slippers are provided and need not be packed.
What if I forget to pack something?
We are there for your help. Please inform our reception team members, and they would be happy to solve your problems.
What is my diet going to be at Matha?
Doctors decide your diet based on your clinical needs, your treatments and medicines. However, on a general note, your day starts with tea/coffee/herbal drink. Then you have the breakfast at 9.00 am. This is normally dosa / idli / puttu which keeps on rotating. You may also order for bread toast / upuma. A juice suited for you will be served at 11.00 am. For lunch, we have a typical south Indian diet which consists of chapathy and rice with 3 types of curries. The rice is normally boiled rice. However, you may place a special request for white rice / chapathy only also. Eggs can also be added on request. Evening tea is served at 4.00 pm along with snacks. Dinner is served at 7.00 pm consisting of Chapathy and veg curry. Kanji is also available on request.
Those requiring special diets would be served with the appropriate food as per doctors’ instructions.
How is a day going to be at Matha during the course of my treatment?
A normal day during your cure at Matha would be scheduled as given below. It is a relaxed schedule. The intention is to create an environment enabling you to reset your habits and sleep cycles. You need to spend time with oneself and nature in solitude and silence. Thus, you are able to connect with your mind and soul. This connection will support in natural healing.
06.00 - 07.00 am wake up, daily prayers, meditation and time for daily rituals
07.45 - 08.00 am Preparation for your daily treatments
08.00 - 08.30 am Early treatments
09.00 - 09.30 am Breakfast time
09.30 - 11.00 am Morning treatments, time to connect with your mind and soul
11.00 - 11.10 am light juices
09.30 - 01.00 pm Morning treatments and consultation with physicians
01.00 - 02.00 pm Lunch served in room
02.00 - 04.00 pm afternoon treatments and relaxation time
04.00 - 04.10 pm Evening tea / snack time
04.10 - 05.30 pm afternoon treatments and rest thereafter
05.30 - 06.45 pm Time to interact and meet with other guests
06.45 - 07.30 pm Dinner served in room
07.30 - 09.00 pm Time to fill your mind with good thoughts and get ready for a good sleep.
In addition to the above schedule, internal medicine is an integral part of your curing process. They would be given to you at the right times (early morning, afternoon, evening and before sleep) by our medical team. Yoga is not part of daily routine unless prescribed by your physician.
Is laundry service available at the hospital?
Inhouse laundry service is available. Laundry can be handed over to reception and will be returned after washing. We have only a basic laundry and not a high-end professional service. Pressing / Ironing is NOT done.
How is the weather in Trivandrum?
Trivandrum is the southernmost district of the state of Kerala. The weather remains more or less the same during summer and winter season. The temperatures vary between around 35 to 22 degree Celsius in summer, and between 20 to 32 degree Celsius in winter. We normally have very heavy rainfall during the months of June to august. The average humidity in Trivandrum ranges between 68 to 70 percentage.
Can I plan sight-seeing trips in and around Trivandrum during or after my treatments?
We focus on solving your health concern. Everything else is secondary to us. We recommend you to take maximum rest and to concentrate on your healing during your treatment at Matha.
For patient undergoing eye treatment, sightseeing trips may be allowed only during the initial days of treatment.
For panchakarma treatments, trips are allowed only after the intensive cleansing procedures.
We strongly discourage sightseeing during intensive treatments. Any such trips will be decided only after discussion with the doctors.
What modes of payment do you accept? What about forex services?
We accept cash, cards, and direct transfer to a bank account. We DO NOT accept cheques. Requests for exchange of foreign currency would be handled by reputed forex service companies at Trivandrum.
Can I plan my travel by including trips to other parts of India along with my treatment?
If sightseeing is a serious agenda for you, then our advice is to finish it off before arriving for treatment. Do not stress yourself immediately after completing the treatments.
What about mosquitoes and pests at the hospital?
Trivandrum is blessed with a tropical weather. The abundance of flora and fauna, definitely attracts pests and mosquitoes. Matha uses herbal methods to keep them at bay and to have a safe environment and co-living. We also advise you to keep the doors closed and to use mosquito repellants during the evening times when mosquitoes are most active. We also ask our guests to abide by our policies on food waste management to minimize pests in rooms.
Is yoga a part of my daily activity at Matha?
Yoga is NOT a part of your daily activity unless prescribed by your treating doctor.
What types of room are available at Matha?
We have three main categories of room:
1 -Simple room. This is a basic Non-AC room with a single bed and attached bath. A small side-bed is also available in this room.
2 - Double Room. Here, two beds are available. AC and NON-AC categories of double room are available.
3 - Deluxe Room. These are our premium rooms, with AC and Queen size beds. Bath towels, soap, white sheets, and pillow covers etc. are available in this category.
Are pickup / drop services available?
Pickup / drop services are available from airport / railway station etc. by our own vehicle or one of our trusted partners. Please inform your pickup / drop requirement in advance so that it can be planned.
Why is Matha NOT allowing room booking on travel and booking sites like booking.com, TripAdvisor etc.?
Matha is an Ayurvedic hospital, NOT a Resort, NOT a spa and Not a hotel. Being a medical facility, patients have to submit their medical information and complete a medical consultation (either in-person or online) with our medical team to assess the clinical stage of the disease. After this consultation, we can decide treatment plans, duration of treatment, etc. Since treatment booking is possible only after completing the above steps, we have a medical helpdesk to help and guide patients to get treatment.
Matha has three hospitals in Trivandrum. You can opt for any one of our hospitals, rooms will be provided based on availability.
Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital & Panchakarma Centre
Near Civil Station, Jayaprakash Ln, Kudappanakunnu, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695043
Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital & Panchakarma Centre
Eye Hospital Road (Moongode - Meppukada Road), Moongode P O Near, Thachottukavu, Kerala 695573
Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital - Eighteenth Stone
Near Tholicode, Trivandrum, 695541