Conjunctivities


Overview

Conjunctivitis, or pink eye, is an irritation or inflammation of the conjunctiva, which covers the white part of the eyeball.

Symptoms

  1. Itchy eyes
  2. Blurred vision
  3. Discharge from one or both eyes that can make the eyes sticky.
  4. Redness of eyes
  5. Tearing of eyes
  6. Burning eyes
  7. Discharge from eyes forming crust at night which make it difficult to open eyes in the morning
  8. Inflammation of the eyes
  9. Foreign sensation in the eye

In Ayurveda, it is known as Abhisyanda which is highly contagious, if left untreated or neglected may cause other eye diseases. According to Ayurveda, there are three biological elements present in our body : vata, pitta and kapha which should be in balance. Conjunctivitis (Netrabhishyanda) is generally caused by impairment of pitta and kapha doshas.

Causes

  • Viruses, including the kind that causes the common cold
  • Bacteria
  • Irritants such as shampoos, dirt, smoke, and pool chlorine
  • A reaction to eye drops
  • An allergic reaction to  pollen, dust, or smoke, etc.Or it could be due to a special type of allergy that affects some people who wear contact lenses.
  • Fungi, amoebas, and parasites.

Treatment

Treatment protocol aims at:

  1. Reduce inflammation of the eye.
  2. Relief from symptoms like itchiness, redness and tearing.
  3. Prevent recurrence of disease and strengthening vision.

Red itchy and discharging eyes are due to the inflammation in the eye. 

  • Triphala guggulu  and Triphala helps to reduce inflammation. 
  • Guduchi, Lodhra helps to reduce the burning eyes. 
  • Yashtimadhu helps to heal the inflamed cells. 
  • Avipattikar churna helps to calm down the vitiated doshas.

 (The above mentioned Ayurvedic drugs are Herbs and Herbomineral preparations)

Other therapies - Washing eyes with water boiled with Triphala powder, Snehapana,  Virechana

Herbs

Triphala guggulu , Triphala, Guduchi, Lodhra , Yashtimadhu, Avipattikar churna 


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