Ayurveda and Modern View of Arma and pterygium

DR. SUNIL WALVEKAR, DR. PRAVIN CHAVAN, DR.ASHWINKUMAR B. MAPARI, DR. GITANJALI K. MANE

Abstract


Pterygium, usually affects aged persons, with more incidence in men. It may be unilateral or bilateral usually affecting the nasal than the temporal side. Arma is one among the sandhigata rogas as explained in our classics, is a chedana sadhya vyadhi.Disorders of the Conjunctiva are a common source of eye complaints, because the surface of the eye is exposed to various external influences. With age, the Conjunctiva can stretch and loosen from the underlying Sclera, leading to the formation of many disorders. Degenerative conditions are one such example. Degeneration refers to the process by which tissue deteriorates and loses its functional ability due to traumatic injury, aging and wear and tear. Pterygium, the commonest conjunctival degeneration is having the similarities with the disease Arma in our classics even with regards to both medical and surgical management.

The non cancerous , triangular growth may occur on one or both eyes . It’s more common in people who spend a lot of time the sun , such as those who work outdoors .

Keywords


Conjunctiva, Arma, Pterygium

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References


Basic ophthalmology , renu jogi, Jaypee publications LTD New delhi, fourth edition2009.


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