An Ayurvedic insight to Keratoconus - A Case Report
Achievement of scientific integrity and credibility of the concepts can only be with well designed and conducted research studies. Keratoconus is a non inflammatory bilateral ectatic condition of cornea in its axial part presenting with defective vision due to progressive myopia and irregular astigmatism. It is diagnosed by clinical examination and corneal topographic techniques. In contemporary medicine, it is treated with collagen cross linking which may slow down the disease progress, effectiveness of treatment is still questionable. Here comes the need of Ayurveda to explore with better treatments. Based on symptoms in Ayurveda it can be correlated to Prathama Patalagata Timira, being Vatika predominance. This study describes a 20 Year old female patient diagnosed as Keratoconus and underwent Ayurvedic treatment protocol according to the line of management of Prathama Patalagata Timira which is Vatahara in nature such as Mahatriphala Ghrita internally, Nasya with Anu Taila,Tarpana with Mahatriphala Ghrita , Putapaka, Shigru Navaneeta Pindi for 3 sittings. Results were observed and noted during treatment and follow up period.
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