Volume : IX, Issue : VII, July - 2019

AN EVALUATION OF DRISHTI PRASADANA PROPERTY OF PADATALAABHYANGA WITH MAHATRIPHALADI GHRITA IN TIMIRA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO MYOPIA

Dr. S. Md. Nihaluddin, Dr. Manjiri Pritam Keskar

Abstract :

Myopia, one of the refractive error also known as short sightedness is that dioptric condition of the eye in which, with the accommodation at rest, incident parallel rays comes to a focus anterior to the light sensitive layer of the retina. Majority of the cases results as variants in the frequency curve of axial length and curvature. Although curvature myopia occurs commonly as a factor in Astigmatism, the former is more common. Verily speaking Shalakya Tantra provides principally the science of sight and also explores the disorders of the organ with minute details as well loss of vision, let it be partial or complete has been described vividly under Drishti roga (diseases of Drishti) and one among these roga (diseases) is “TIMIRA” which possesses great threat to the vision. The disease Timira starts with the disturbances for the distant vision, which may ultimately destroy the eye sight completely. The study of Sushruta Samhita UttaraTantra reveals that there is one group of eye diseases, which are responsible for visual impairment. The number of the diseases of this group comprises twelve. Amongst these twelve diseases, all the six varieties of the disease Timira is the most serious as it ultimately leads to loss of vision. Keeping this point in view, Acharya Vagbhata has warned over–looking this disease in early stage. The very fact is that this subject is being studied from the days of Acharya Sushruta to date denotes its magnitude. In the entire scope of Shalakya Tantra – the science of ophthalmology revolves round drishti – the vision. In fact patho–physiology of loss of vision takes its initiation from the stage of Timira. The spectacles, which are used to correct the refractive errors neither cures nor checks the progression of pathology. The need to wear them all the time creates the multitude of inconveniences. Spectacles have to be changed with the change in refraction, also the chances of ocular accidents may increase with glasses. Thus in short it can be said that no medicine is yet invented to preserve the eyesight of those unfortunate adolescents affected with myopia. Therefore a scope is there for further studies to evolve a new remedy from Indian medicine. This study aims to provide an cost effective therapy which is easy to be done. So Padaabhyanga (foot massage) has been selected which is suggested by many Acharya. The medicine selected for the study is Mahatriphaladi Ghrita

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AN EVALUATION OF DRISHTI PRASADANA PROPERTY OF PADATALAABHYANGA WITH MAHATRIPHALADI GHRITA IN TIMIRA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO MYOPIA, Dr.S.Md.Nihaluddin, Dr.Manjiri Pritam Keskar INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume-9 | Issue-7 | July-2019


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