Promotive and Preventive Eye Care in Ayurveda and Morden view

Dr. Gitanjali Kundlik Mane, Dr. Pravin Chavan, Dr. Sunil Walvekar, Dr. Ritesh V. Bachate, Dr. Ashwinkumar B. Mapari, Dr Vikas Agrawal, Dr Sandesh Ganesh Jadhav

Abstract


Your eyes are an important part of your head . Most people rely on their eyes to see and make sense of the world around them , but some eye disesse can lead to vision loss , so it’s important to identify and treat eye disease as early as possible. There are five sense organs i.e. eye, ear, nose, tongue and skin. Among these sense organs, Ayurveda gives prime importance to the eye. It says “SarvendriyaanamNayanamPradhanam”. Eyes allow to understand and navigate the world around you. Suffering from eye disorders with uncorrected refractive error in children result into adverse effect on quality of life & significantly affect their vision, education and psychosocial development. Most of people pay attention to their eyes only if they have eye problems. However, the hours spent in reading, writing, watching TV, using multimedia mobile and working on computers take their toll on eye health. Working in artificial light (either dim light or bright light) is another  culprit for deterioration of eye health. If 100 students of Indian school aged more than seven years are screened, 14 of them are likely to need spectacles. In Ayurveda, selected classical daily regimens like Netraprakshalna(eye wash), Anjana(Collyrium), Snana(Bath), Padabhyanga(Foot massage with oil), Nasya(nasal application of drugs), wholesome and unholsome dietetic are promoted as high-end measures for the maintenance of eye health. Various NetraVyayamas(eye exercises), Yogasanas, Pranayamas, Netiand Tratakaare also said to be beneficial for the same cause. Major Ayurvedicpromotive measures and perceptions regarding maintenance of eye health and prevention of eye disorders are explored in this article. The aim of this review is to spreads the awareness of simple visual health promotive procedures in Ayurveda.

Keywords


Daily Regimen, Promotive Ophthalmology, Lifestyle disorders

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