Case of Diabetic Retinopathy of 51 Year Old Male Treated with Ayurveda
Total years in practice: 5
Occupation-Job in umbrella factory Earlier Diagnosis-Non-proliferative diabetic Retinopathy (NPDR) C/O-Floaters (black string in front of eyes) in left eyes, with left eye diminished vision for 2 to 3 years. Treatment History- k/c/o HTN, DM on Medication since 2 to 3 years on Allopathic. Diagnosis is NPDR. He was advised intra vitreous injection. The patient consented to me consulting me for Ayurvedic treatment for the eyes.
Condition: FUC of TBM with right hemipasis
3 years back, he was admitted in hospital for a few days for the same. Now, he complained of weakness of his right upper limb and lower limb.
Ayurvedic Pathogenesis and Diagnosis -Vata pitta Pradhan Timira
Causes- Excess lavan and amla rasa vitiate rakta dhatu -pitta prakop Pickle daily basis vitiate rakta dhatu- pitta prakop Leafy vegetables daily - increase drava Guna of pitta Curd daily- vitiate- Rakta dhatu-pitta prakopa Powder of Seeds of black plum with hot water - increases vata Gutka intake - increases vata and pitta Viharaja hetu- duty timing 8am to 8 pm - increases vata and pitta
Advice- Daily observe Blood pressure and Prepare a chart and Check BSL
Random every weak and both the chart keep along with them in next follow up
Right eye Left eye Vision 6/6 with glass 6/36 with glass Direct Retinoscopy examinationDisc N, few bleeding points seen in retinal arteries.
Treatment –Correction of diet and schedule as per work vata and pitta dosha use of interviewer internal medication like:
Brahmi ghrita one time;
one time Triphala ghrita,
Use of Anu taila nasya,
bala taila karna puran,
Triphala anjana in both eyes.for the period of 4.month in a 15 days follow up.
50% Relief in eye floaters After one month of treatment along with this patient got relief in frequent micturition, Percentage of relief increased with the treatment progression.
According to the patient he had 85 percent relief in floaters.
In Fundoscopy examination- No fresh blood vessels leakage was observed;
After 5 months of treatment after that Basanta kusumakar, Anjana in eyes, and nasya was advised. He was advised to follow up the diet chart. It has been 4 years now and no recurrence has been reported by the patient.