NETRA TARPANA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF MYOPIA- A CASE REPORT
Keywords:Myopia, Timira, Patala, Avyakta rupa
Myopia (nearsightedness) is the most common ocular disorder worldwide, it is the leading cause of visual impairment in children, and its incidence is increasing rapidly. Nearsightedness can gradually or rapidly evolve, frequently increasing during childhood and adolescence. Myopia may be considered as timira involving prathama patala with Avyakta rupa lakshana (blurred vision).Materials and Methods- A fully conscious, normal oriented male child, aged 11 years, came to OPD of Shalakya Tantra, GAMC, Mysuru, Karnataka with previously diagnosed case of myopia (simple myopic astigmatism) with refractive power reading RE: -2.50 diopter with 100 axis and LE:-2.50 diopter with 1800 axis. He was treated with one sitting of tarpana with triphala ghrita for7 days along with Anu taila prathimarsha nasya for 15 days and triphala churna with warm water internally. Results- At the end of the treatment there was very good improvement in visual acuity in both eyes. Conclusion-It can be concluded that tarpana alone may improve the condition of blurred vision and is effective in refractive errors involving prathama patala.
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