Comparitive clinical study on the effect of Mahatriphaladi Ghrita Tarpana and Jeevantyadi Ghrita Tarpana in Parathama Patalagata Timira w.r.t. Keratoconus
Keratonus is one of the important causes of progressive myopia and its incidence is 1 in 500 worldwide. Keratoconus is a degenerative disorder of the eye in which structural changes within the cornea cause it to thin and change to a more conical shape than the more normal gradual curve. Keratoconus typically starts at puberty as a progressive myopia causing substantial distortion of vision and marked astigmatism rapidly. This results in significant visual impairment leading to problems in doing routine works like driving and reading. Only temporary measures like Contact lenses and Surgery are available. In Ayurvedic terms, it can be correlated with Prathama Patalagata Timira. As Tarpana is considered to be supreme among all the Kriyakalpas in treating timira, it has been selected for the study. Giving due importance to the doshas and the site of pathology involved, Jeevantyadi Ghrita and Mahatriphaladi Ghrita are selected. Hence a clinical study has been done to compare the efficacies of Mahatriphaladi ghrita tarpana and Jeevantyadi Ghrita tarpana in Keratoconus.
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