Management of Superior Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion - A Case Study

  • Dr. Premcy CR Post Graduate Scholar, Dept. of PG Studies in Shalakya Tantra, Govt. Ayurvedic Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, INDIA.
  • Dr. S. M. Pasha H.O.D & Associate Professor, Dept. of PG Studies in Shalakya Tantra, Govt. Ayurvedic Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, INDIA.
Keywords: Superior Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion, BRVO, Nasya, Punaravdi Kashaya, Kaishora Guggulu, Case Study

Abstract

Introduction: Branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) is a type of retinal vein occlusion which is the second most common vascular disorder found in retina. BRVO is a blockage of one or more branches of the central retinal vein. Its symptoms include floaters, peripheral loss of vision, retinal hemorrhages and blurred or distorted central vision due to macular edema. Materials and Methods: A female of 28 years old approached to Shalakya Tantra OPD of GAMC with symptoms of visual field defects and blurred center vision since 1 week. After thorough examination, the case was diagnosed as superior BRVO and was treated with the help of Aurvedic medicines. The treatment prescribed was Nasya, Puarnavadi Kashaya, Puarnavadi Guggulu, Mahavasakadi Kashaya, Kaishora Guggulu, Kushmada Avaleha, Seka And Vidalaka. Result: Significant improvement was observed both subjectively and objectively. Discussion: BRVO can be compared to Kaphanubandha Urdhwaga Rakthapitha. So in this case study, Pitha Kaphahara followed by Rakthapithahara line of treatment is adopted.

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Case Report