DIABETIC RETINOPATHY - A CASE STUDY
Diabetes Mellitus is a common disorder in which there is high blood sugar level over a prolonged period and occurs in one of two forms : Type 1 or insulin dependent Diabetes Mellitus (IDDM) and Type 2 Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (NIDDM). Diabetic Retinopathy is most common and serious complication of diabetes and changes in the retina are observed by 10 years of Diabetes history or even earlier due to modified life style in present era. In Ayurveda, there is no direct reference for Diabetic Retinopathy. But the symptoms explained are correlated with Timira. Pujyapada Muni in his work “Netra Prakashika” explains Timira as the Upadrava of Madhumeha.
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