|Principles of Ayurveda Eye Treatment|
Principles of Ayurvedic eye treatment
A general description
Ayurveda deals with “Ashtangas”, the eighth 'Angas' (parts). Among these, Urdhwanga Chikitsa is most important, since it deals with eye, ear, nose, face and head. Head is said to be the 'Uthanaga' (prime part) of human body. There are descriptions of about 76 eye diseases, 28 ear diseases and 31 nose diseases in Shalakya Tantra. Many of the illness like Retinitis Pigmentosa affecting human eyes still have no proper remedies in modern medicine. But certain remedial measures are mentioned in Ayurvedic Grandhas, particularly in Thaliyolas (palm leaves) which unfortunately have not been completely examined yet.