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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does Ayurveda have any specialized branch concerned to eye like ophthalmology?
  • Does Ayurveda have any specialized branch concerned to Ear,Nose& throat like E.N.T. ?
  • Does Ayurveda have any treatment for refractive error?
  • What are the modules of treatment for refractive error like Myopia in Ayurveda?
  • How does eye exercise help in eye disorders?
  • Can we remove spectacles after treatment for Myopia in Ayurveda ?
  • How many days of treatment is required for Myopia & other refractive errors in Ayurveda?
  • Is it necessary to get admitted in the hospital to take Ayurvedic eye treatment?
  • What are the eye diseases for which Ayurvedic treatments available?
  • Do these ayurvedic treatments give permanent cure to the eye diseases?
  • What are the basic modules of Ayurvedic treatment for eye diseases?
  • Are these ayurvedic eye treatment available in India?
  • What are the precautions one has to take while working for long duration in front of the computer?
  • Which are the ayurvedic eye treatments done in SSCASR?
  • Does Ayurveda indicate surgery for eye disorders?
  • Which are the dietary factors which can cause eye disorders according to Ayurveda ?
  • Which are the habits which can cause eye diseases according to Ayurveda?
  • Which are the occupationalfactors which can cause eye diseases according to Ayurveda?
  • Does mind play any role in eye diseases according to Ayurveda?
  • Which are the exogenic factors which can cause eye diseases according to Ayurveda?
  • How does application of oil to the head help?
  • Which are the food items which are beneficial to the eyes ?
  • What should be the mental status for the proper functioning of the eye?
  • How can we protect our eyes from external factors ?
  • What are the first aids when a foreign body has entered the eye?
  • Which are the ear diseases that are treated in Ayurveda/ SSCASRH?
  • What are the modules of treatment of ear diseases in Ayurveda?
  • What are the causative factors for ear diseases according to Ayurveda?
  • Is there any treatment for wax in Ayurveda?
  • Are mobile phones/ear phones safe for ears according to Ayurveda?
Does Ayurveda have any specialized branch concerned to eye like ophthalmology?

Yes, Ayurveda has specialized branch concerned to eye like ophthalmology& it comes under the name Shalakya.

Does Ayurveda have any specialized branch concerned to Ear,Nose& throat like E.N.T. ?

Yes, Ayurveda has  specialized branch concerned to ear, nose  & throat like E.N.T.& it comes under the name Shalakya

Does Ayurveda have any treatment for refractive error?

Yes,Ayurveda has  treatment for refractive error.

What are the modules of treatment for refractive error like Myopia in Ayurveda?

The modules of treatment for refractive error in Ayurveda is basically Eye Exercise along with local eye treatments.

How does eye exercise help in eye disorders?

Eye exercise help by cleansing, stimulating, relaxing & rejuvenating the eye along with improving the concentration of the mind & motor & sensory co-ordination.

Can we remove spectacles after treatment for Myopia in Ayurveda ?

Not using spectacles after treatment depends upon the power – correction, nature of your job, severity of your symptoms and follow up.

How many days of treatment is required for Myopia & other refractive errors in Ayurveda?

The minimum number of days would be about one week & it could extend even upto 2,3or four weeks depending upon the gravity of the problem & the number of days the patient can dedicate for treatment.

Is it necessary to get admitted in the hospital to take Ayurvedic eye treatment?

It is not mandatory but preferable.Treatments  can also be done as out patient.

What are the eye diseases for which Ayurvedic treatments available?

Ayurvedic treatments are available for , various eye diseases which are as simple as stye, chalazion, conjunctivitis etc to the not so simple ones like progressive myopia, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, hypertensive retinopathy,macular degeneration, optic nerve atrophy , retinitis pigmentosa, computer vision syndrome, dryness of eye, night blindness etc.

Do these ayurvedic treatments give permanent cure to the eye diseases?

Curing the disease depends upon many factors like nature of the disease, chronicity of the disease, other associated diseases, age of the patient physical & mental strength among other factors.

What are the basic modules of Ayurvedic treatment for eye diseases?

The basic modules of ayurvedic  treatment for most of the eye diseases are Body purification by Virechana, head purification by Nasya, local eye treatments, internal medicines , eye drops or applications along with eye exercise.

Are these ayurvedic eye treatment available in India?

Yes, they are available in SSCASRH, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

What are the precautions one has to take while working for long duration in front of the computer?

The precautions one has to take are  –

  • The monitor has to be either below or at the eye level.
  • After every hour one has  to get up & move about, stretch his hands,  legs & neck.
  • Blink for a minute.
  • Rotate your eyes in all directions for a minute.
  • Rub your palms & keep your closed eyes in the warm palms for a minute .
  • Splash your eyes with room temperature water ( non A.C. room) or warm water( A. C. room)
Which are the ayurvedic eye treatments done in SSCASR?

The Ayurvedic eye treatments are done under the term Netra KriyaKalpas .These are specially modified procedures to suit the anatomical & physiological peculiarities of the eye. They are aaschotana, seka, tarpana, putapaka, anjana, pindi&bidalaka.

Does Ayurveda indicate surgery for eye disorders?

Ayurveda does  indicate surgery  as certain diseases are only surgically manageable. But surgery is indicated only when medical management is ineffective or when surgery is the only option to save vision. It is never indicated for cosmetic reasons.

Which are the dietary factors which can cause eye disorders according to Ayurveda ?

Sour food like curd, pickles, etc., baked items, over cooked, fried items especially meat & fish, food with preservatives, tinned foods, junk foods, intake of milk & fish together, hot & cold food together, over eating, chillis, pickles, sea fishes, prawn etc. are some of the factors which can cause eye diseases or aggravate the existing condition.

Which are the habits which can cause eye diseases according to Ayurveda?

Hot water head bath, day time sleeping , night awakening, smoking, alcohol,  improper pillows, suppression of urges especially sleep, lacrimation, yawning, coughing, sneezing  etc., looking at too small objects , too distant objects, moving objects, reading in moving vehicles, in wrong positions are some of the habitual factors  which can cause eye diseases.

Which are the occupationalfactors which can cause eye diseases according to Ayurveda?

Tailors , welders , people who work in A.C. chambers, who work in front of computers like software professionals, people who carry heavy loads on heads, people who are exposed to dust, sunlight & radiation are more prone to eye diseases.

Does mind play any role in eye diseases according to Ayurveda?

Presence of mind is  very much essential for normal functioning of eye. Qualitative analysis of object is possible only in presence of mind. Therefore mentally disturbed person might not be able to comprehend what he is seeing.

Which are the exogenic factors which can cause eye diseases according to Ayurveda?

Air pollution, light pollution , injury to the eyes, burns by acids, alkalis etc. seasonal changes etc. are some of the exogenicfactors  which can cause eye diseases according to Ayurveda.

How does application of oil to the head help?

The medicinal effect of the oil  applied to the head reaches up to the brain. It nourishes the brain and  facilitates the smooth  functioning of the brain  & thus the whole body . it especially nourishes the nerves & sense organs.

Which are the food items which are beneficial to the eyes ?

Wheat , barley, greengram, pomegranate, ghee, amla are some of the food items which can be included in daily diet to protect & nourish the eyes.

What should be the mental status for the proper functioning of the eye?
  • Avoid stress & strain
  • Keep the mind cool & calm
  • Avoid extreme worries & anger
  • Be happy
How can we protect our eyes from external factors ?
  • Use plain glasses to protect the eyes from dust, smoke etc.
  • Wear cooling glasses to protect the eyes from hot sun rays.
  • Clean the face before going to bed.
  • Clear the eye of any  cosmetics before going to bed
  • Protect the head from hot sun rays with hats or umbrella.
What are the first aids when a foreign body has entered the eye?
  • If foreign body is small & not penetrating, wash eyes with cold water.
  • Never rub the eyes.
  • If the foreign body is stuck to the eye superficially, try to remove it gently with clean cotton
  • If it has penetrated deeply consult the doctor immediately.
Which are the ear diseases that are treated in Ayurveda/ SSCASRH?

Acute ear infections like suppurative otitis media, serous otitis , various types of ear pain, discharges, chronic diseases like tinnitus, deafness etc. are treated in Ayurveda/ SSCASRH.

What are the modules of treatment of ear diseases in Ayurveda?
  • The modules of treatment in treatment of ear diseases are mainly Karnapoorana&Karnadhoopana.
  • Karnapoorana means filling the ear with medicated juices, decoctions, oils, ghee etc. whereas Karnadhoopana means medicated fumigation.
  • Depending upon the diseases body purification, head purification and internal medicines are prescribed.
What are the causative factors for ear diseases according to Ayurveda?

Among  various other factors, the  most important factors  are exposure to cold, fog, mist, cold breeze & winds, swimming especially in public ponds, stagnant water, swimming pools without ear plugs & usage of pins, ear buds & other sharp instruments to clean the ears.

Is there any treatment for wax in Ayurveda?

Yes. The wax is softened first by usage of medicated oil in drops or Karnapoorana for a period of 1 week & then removed by syringing.

Are mobile phones/ear phones safe for ears according to Ayurveda?

No. Ayurveda says that overexposure to sound , hearing loud sounds , hearing loud sounds from too near, for a long time as is commonly seen in the present era of mobiles, ear phone, blaring music in pubs & discotheque weaken the auditory nerves & result in deafness, tinnitus etc. which is proven.


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