MANAGEMENT OF OPTIC NEURITIS IN AYURVEDA - A SPECIAL CASE REPORT

  • Harsha S Post Graduate Scholar, Department of Post Graduate Studies in Shalakya Tantra, Sri Kalabyraveshwara Swamy Ayurvedic Medical College Hospital and Research centre, Bangalore, Karnataka, INDIA.
  • Mamatha K V Reader & Guide, Department of Post Graduate Studies in Shalakya Tantra, Sri Kalabyraveshwara Swamy Ayurvedic Medical College Hospital and Research centre, Bangalore, Karnataka, INDIA.

Abstract

The optic nerve carries visual information from your eye to your brain. Optic neuritis  is when your optic nerve becomes inflamed. Optic neuritis  can flare up suddenly from an infection or nerve disease. The inflammation usually causes temporary vision loss that typically happens in only one eye. Those with Optic neuritis  sometimes experience pain. As you recover and the inflammation goes away, your vision will likely return. There are no direct references in our classics regarding optic neuritis  but can be contemplated  as a condition by name Parimlayi Timira. The  specific management as such is not cited but  a transcendence approach can be done with adopting the treatment  which has the ability to pacify the already occurred pathology and prevent the further development of the disease. One such interesting case study  on Optic neuritis is elaborated here where in specific treatment modalities (Shodana, Shamana and Kriyakalpas) played role in pacifying the condition.

Published
2018-11-13
How to Cite
S, Harsha; V, Mamatha K. MANAGEMENT OF OPTIC NEURITIS IN AYURVEDA - A SPECIAL CASE REPORT. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences (ISSN 2456-3110), http://www.jaims.in/index.php/jaims/pages/view/Citation, v. 3, n. 5, p. 215 -221, nov. 2018. ISSN 2456-3110. Available at: <https://jaims.in/index.php/jaims/article/view/713>. Date accessed: 10 dec. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.21760/jaims.v3i5.13847.