Ayurvedic treatment for Macular Degeneration

According to ayurvedic theories, macular degeneration is a Vata-pitta predominant. In the case of dry type, the vitiation of Vata is more. So, Vata-Samana chikitsa concentrating on the head and eye is necessary to manage the case.

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Macular Degeneration Ayurvedic Treatment At Matha

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. Patients with advanced macular degeneration are considered legally blind. This is because even if rest of rest of retina is still working, and peripheral vision is maintained, it is not as clear as the central part. Victims become aware of this condition only when their visual perception starts getting affected.

Our aim is to help in controlling distorted vision, blurring, and dark areas in the visual field for macular degeneration. Ayurveda treatment for macular degeneration last approximately 15 to 18 days for the management of this condition.

Symptoms of Macular Degeneration

  • Blurring and decrease in eyesight, especially distant vision.
  • Unable to look at a bright light, especially sunlight.
  • Certain areas in the visual field may be missing.
  • The patient sees a straight line as curved or zig-zagged.
  • The shape of the object may seem changed. i.e., sometimes objects are seen as large or small in size.
  • Darkness in the center of the visual field, so the patient would be unable to see the focusing object. The central darkness may increase in size and lead to total blackout.

The different visual problems cause confusion among patients. They have a lot of doubts.

Systematic ayurvedic cure for Macular Degeneration

There is a very careful selection method for medicines used in treatments. The medicine varies according to the body constitution of the patient. Age, mental status, habitual factors, etc also play a vital role in medicine selection.

Our focus is on providing the best ayurvedic treatment to patients

Our facilities are designed and built for middle class Indian 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.


Types of Macular Degeneration

Clinically, macular degeneration is described mainly under two heads:

Dry ARMD – Atrophic Type

Dry ARMD is usually gradual in onset leading to blindness. When examined, hard exudates seen on the retina. In the case of wet ARMD, the onset will be sudden and there will be haemorrhage in the retina. Choroidal neovascularization is a primary reason for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (or wet ARMD) and is responsible for majority of cases of AMD sight loss. There is another kind of macular dystrophy affecting children and young adults called juvenile macular degeneration. Juvenile macular dystrophy differs from age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is seen as part of natural aging process whereas juvenile macular dystrophy is an inherited condition. The different forms of juvenile macular dystrophy are stargardt disease, best’s disease and juvenile retinoschisis. Another type is myopic macular degeneration, that occurs in people with severe myopia. fluorescein angiography and optical coherence tomography (OCT) reports are relied for evaluating the type and presence of macular degeneration. intra ocular pressure is also monitored to determine the status of eye health.

Wet ARMD – Haemorrhagic Type

Ayurvedic theory in the treatment of Macular Degeneration

Identification of the dosha predominance is a vital factor in ayurvedic eye treatment. According to ayurvedic theories, macular degeneration is a Vata-pitta predominant. In the case of dry type, the vitiation of Vata is more. So, Vata-Samana chikitsa concentrating on the head and eye is necessary to manage the case. For this, Brimhana nasyam, Siro vasthi, Siro Dhara, Nethra tharpanam, etc. are beneficial.

There is a very careful selection method for medicines used in treatments. The medicine varies according to the body constitution of the patient. Age, mental status, habitual factors, etc also play a vital role in medicine selection.

Other systemic diseases get considered while selecting medicines. In the case of the wet type, pitta is more predominant. So, this factor is also considered before selecting the medicines.

Pittasamana, chakshushya and Rasayana drugs are suitable for this. The treatment procedures should be mainly ksheeradhara, netrasekam, vitalakom, etc.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I am a 58 aged old man. I am using reading glasses for the last 15 years. Two year back, I felt some changes in my ability to see. My eyelids, and other structures seem normal. When I focus on an object, it seems to blurred and straight lines curved. When I look at people, the face is not clear. When I went for a checkup, the doctor told that there is some problem with my retina, especially macula. According to his advice, I am using vitamin tablets and de-oxidants. But no considerable result till now. Can Ayurveda help me?

Yes. Ayurveda can do something. But it does not mean that we can cure the disease completely. As you know, it is a degenerative disease. With ayurvedic remedies for macular degeneration, we can arrest or delay the degeneration. So, we can control the deterioration of vision. Anyways, Ayurveda can save you from being blind.

I am 68 now. About 9 year back, I was seeing small dots and thread-like things moving in front of my eyes. The doctor told it is not a serious thing and to leave it off. But my complaints keep on increasing. Now, the doctor told me that an injection inside the eye may sometimes work out. That was also done. But no improvement. Is there any alternative in Ayurveda?

There is a degeneration of macula (the most sensitive part of the retina) of your eye. There are procedures in Ayurveda to strengthen the nerves. This increases the functional capacity of the eye. This helps you to experience better eyesight. So you can have a trial in Ayurveda.

My age is 50. I am a old lady using reading glasses for the last 5 years. I have no hypertension, diabetes or any other systemic diseases. Since one month back, I experience dimness in visual perception. Sometimes, the straight lines seem curved, especially the horizontal lines. Sometimes, I miss the steps while climbing the staircase. Is it a serious problem? I prefer ayurveda treatment.

It is the starting of a serious problem. It is the initial symptoms of macular degeneration. Since you are in the initial stage, the Chances of a positive result for the treatment are more. Immediate ayurveda treatment can save your eyes.

I am a middle aged man. When I look at an object, the center portion seems dark. The peripheral part is visible. Why is it so?

It may be due to macular degeneration. We can confirm by fundus fluorescein angiography (FFA) and Optical coherence tomograph (OCT). Fluid accumulation if present is controlled first. After that degenerative changes treated. This is the principle of ayurveda treatment.

I am aged 62 now and had a cataract in both eyes. 6 months back, I underwent cataract surgery in my right eye, but after the surgery, my eyesight became worse. Why is it so? The doctor says that my retina is weak. Now, I want to save my left eye. What should be done?

There are treatment procedures in Ayurveda to strengthen the retina. The treatment for retina and cataract is different. So you better undergo ayurveda treatment for your retina problem. Only after that, think of treatment for cataract.

I am 48 year old businessman doing extensive travel. Nowadays, I find it difficult to face bright light and feel more sensitive to the light. In the bright light, I see small spots like or thread-like objects in front of the eyes. I consulted an ophthalmologist. He told that there is a possibility of macular degeneration in my eyes. I prefer ayurveda treatment for this problem. Is it possible?

According to Ayurveda, your problem is the ‘pitta-predominant’ condition. At present, it is not a serious problem. Systematic ayurveda treatment methods can treat this condition. So Start treatment immediately.

I am a patient of macular degeneration for the last 4 years. I am using vitamin tablets and anti-oxidants. 4 months back, there was a sudden loss of eyesight in the right eye and I can see only shadows. The examination confirmed bleeding in the eye . According to their instruction, I underwent laser treatment. Even after that, the vision has not increased. Can Ayurveda help me? I am also a diabetic patient.

Ayurveda can help you, but only medicine is not enough. Food habits, oil for the head are also important. We have to consider habits like sleep, bath, watching TV, etc. Overall management can save your eyes.

I was quite asymptomatic until 2 months back. Then, there was a sudden dimness in my ability to see in the left eye. I thought it was a problem with my reading glasses. So I went to the optical shop, but no glass was suitable to improve my eyesigh. why is it so? Is there any serious problem?

Glasses are not a solution to all eye problems. There may be something wrong with your retina of the lens. Differential diagnosis is necessary to start treatment. So, after a detailed checkup. Have a diagnosis if there is cataract or any other retinal degenerative conditions.

When I look at straight lines, they seem curved. There is a general blurring of vision also. Is it a serious problem? Can ayurveda help me ?

It is the beginning of a serious problem. If you are prepared to take ayurvedic treatment procedures immediately, your eyesight can be protected.

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