An Ayurvedic approach to Non Infectious Choroiditis - Prospective Single Case Study
Background: Many diseases arise when the body’s immune system attacks the host’s own tissue. Non infectious Choroiditis is one such disease that involves the posterior part of eye, hence it is also called as posterior uveitis. It refers to inflammation of the choroid, the back part of uvea. Uveitis is an important cause of vision loss worldwide due to its sight threatening complications. This condition affects males and females in equal numbers. It can strike at almost any age, although it appears most often to occur between the ages of 20 and 50. According to one estimate, chronic, non-infectious posterior uveitis affects 800,000 people worldwide. Aim: Adopt Ayurvedic treatment principles to resolve the ailment and to overcome the recurrence. Methodology: 36 years female housewife approached Shalakya Tantra OPD, GAMC, Bengaluru with chief complaints of diminished vision in right eye with flashes and floaters since 2 years. Associated with mild pricking pain, redness of right eye occasionally, also photophobia and multiple joint pain. Results: Marked improvement has been noticed in the patient. Conclusion: Ayurvedic modality of treatment was found effective in treatment of uvetis by planning proper treatment after systematic analysis of disease pathology, cause and clinical features and treatment based on Dosha and Samprapti of disease stage. Adoption of standard protocols also helps significantly for the upliftment of Ayurveda.
A K Khurana. Comprehensive ophthalmology, 6th edition. New Delhi Jaypee Brothers Medical publishers (P) limited; reprint 2015, pg 150
Myron Yenoff, Jay S. Duker, Ophthalmology , 4th Edition, ISBN: 9781453739844: Publication date : 16- 12-2013
www.wjpr.net ( Ocular therapeutic approach Vol 7,issue 10, 2018 to netra abhisyanda)
Vaidya Lakshmipati Sastri. Yogaratnakara Vidyotini Hindi Commentary.
Chaukamba Prakashana Varanasi: pg 369 (uttarardha)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov – Tinospora cordifoliavalidation of Ayurvedic pharmacology through experimental and clinical studies.
Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences (JAIMS) retains the copyright of the contents of this journal but grant the readers the right to use the contents with terms and conditions under a creative common attribution licenses 4 of Attribution, Share Alike and Non-commercial type (CC BY-NC-SA) that allows copy, distribute, display, and perform the work and make derivative works based on it only for non-commercial purposes.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.