Amblyopia

The common term which is used to define amblyopia is lazy eye. It is commonly understood less vision in one eye because of improper co ordination of eye and brain. There is no structural defect in eye. The eye is used normally because of the favor to other eye by the brain.

Amblyopia

The common term which is used to define amblyopia is lazy eye. It is commonly understood less vision in one eye because of improper co ordination of eye and brain. There is no structural defect in eye. The eye is used normally because of the favor given to other eye by the brain.

“, Ayurvedic medicine and netra kriya kalpas (tharpana etc) are potent enough to correct this pathology resulting in improved vision.”

Causes Of Amblyopia:

  • There can be any reason that prevents one eye from focusing clearly.
  • Amblyopia can result because of less functioning of eye muscles of one eye resulting in strabismus (squint).
  • • It can also result because of differences in refractive errors of both eyes. It means one eye is normal and other is highly myopic or hypermetropic

Symptoms Of Amblyopia:

  • Decreased vision in one eye not corrected with power glass.
  • Squint is generally associated with decreased vision.
  • Sometimes patient complains of headache or eye pain.
  • Seeing dark spot in the field vision
  • Sometimes pain in eye

Do's And Dont's:

  • Adopt healthy eating habits. Take more of vegetables and fruits including spinach, carrots, broccoli, papaya, grapes, amla and almonds.
  • Avoid junk food and fast food.
  • Minimize use of screen of tv, computer, mobile with both eyes.
  • Increase the use of clarified butter (pure ghee) in diet.

Ayurvedic View Point

Increased vata dosha results in defect of dhatus. Hence dhatus (eye tissue) are either under developed or over developed resulting in reduced power of focusing of one eye. This phenomenon generally occurs during pregnancy or in early childhood age. The target of treatment is to balance the vata dosha and hence dhatu poshan resulting in normal function of eye. Balanced diet, eye exercise, Ayurvedic medicine and netra kriya kalpas (tharpana etc) are potent enough to correct this pathology resulting in improved vision.