Glaucoma is a treacherous disease that can lead to blindness. It develops gradually without obvious symptoms until it enters an advanced stage and mostly affects people above 40 years who have diabetes or a strong family history. It is estimated that three million people have glaucoma, but only about half of them know that they have glaucoma. This condition results from a constant or intermittent elevated intra-ocular tension sufficient enough to damage the retina and optic nerve.
The most common cause of glaucoma is the build-up of aqueous humor, the fluid inside our eye that usually flows out of our eye through a mesh like channel to maintain a constant healthy eye pressure. Less-common causes of glaucoma include a blunt or chemical injury to your eye, severe eye infection, blocked blood vessels inside your eye, and inflammatory conditions. It's rare, but eye surgery to correct another condition can sometimes bring it on. It usually affects both eyes, but it may be worse in one than the other.
Symptoms of glaucoma may include:
- Blurred Vision.
- Eye and Head Pain.
- Sudden loss of vision.
- Nausea and Vomiting.
The concepts of Glaucoma, which have recently dawned, are having striking similarities with those held in Adhimantha as per Ayurveda. The disease Adhimantha arises when the patient indulges for a prolonged period in excessive hot, spicy, pungent foods, the misuse and overuse of eye, repeated exposure to too bright light, repeated night shifts, excess stress and anger.
All the above causative factors disturbs the equilibrium of the basic elements of the body called vata and pitta obstructing the channels leading to obstruction and perfusion of channels in head which finally gets settled in the eyes as adhimantha/glaucoma.
Ayurveda has a variety of herbal based remedies, as well as therapies that with their overall effect, not only reduce the eye pressure, but also restore the normal eye functions. Thus, in addition to avoiding blindness in the final phase of glaucoma, various eye problems are removed.
Kooplicat Ayurveda Hospital has different healing methods that applies to glaucoma, and at the same time, contributes to the improvement of the overall functions of the eye. They help to cleanse the tear channels to remove the retention and mucus, are efficient against infections, improve blood supply, and have a number of other effects. We also provide customised ayurvedic diet and tailor made internal medicines that plays an important role in improving your quality of life and prevents further recurrence of disease.