DIPLOPIA- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Yoga & Pranayama

Diplopia or double vision is the perception of two images of a single object with or without an underlying disease.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF DIPLOPIA  
    • CAUSES OF DIPLOPIA  
    • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF DIPLOPIA  
    • DIAGNOSIS OF DIPLOPIA  
    • TREATMENTS FOR DIPLOPIA  
    • PROGNOSIS OF DIPLOPIA  
    • COMPLICATIONS OF DIPLOPIA  
    • DIPLOPIA   AND AYURVEDA
    • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF DIPLOPIA  
    • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF DIPLOPIA  
    • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF DIPLOPIA  
    • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF DIPLOPIA  
    • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF DIPLOPIA  
    • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR DIPLOPIA  
    • AYURVEDIC LOCAL TREATMENT FOR DIPLOPIA  
    • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR DIPLOPIA
  • AYURVEDIC SODHANA TREATMENT FOR DIPLOPIA  
    • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR DIPLOPIA  
    • HOME REMEDIES FOR DIPLOPIA  
    • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR DIPLOPIA  
    • YOGA FOR DIPLOPIA  
    • RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF DIPLOPIA

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF DIPLOPIA 

  • Headaches
  • Eyestrain
  • Double vision
  • Nausea
  • Pain in the eyes

CAUSES OF DIPLOPIA 

  • Astigmatism
  • Dry eyes
  • Infections 
  • Injuries
  • Trauma
  • Nerve injuries
  • Brain aneurism
  • Grave’s disease
  • Migraine
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Myasthenia gravis 

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF DIPLOPIA 

In the case of binocular diplopia, the image falls outside of the fovea in one eye thus the perception of two separate images occurs. Based on the eye misalignment horizontal diplopia and vertical are manifested.

DIAGNOSIS OF DIPLOPIA 

  • History taking
  • Vision test
  • Examination of retinal changes
  • Refraction tests
  • Slit-lamp examination
  • CT scan

TREATMENTS OF DIPLOPIA 

  • Preventive measures such as eye rest and blinking break, using a screen glare filter
  • Eye drops for dry eyes
  • Surgical interventions
  • Treatment for underlying pathology

PROGNOSIS OF DIPLOPIA 

  • Prognosis of diplopia is based on the underlying pathology. Diplopia due to permanent damage to the nerve or muscle is difficult to cure.

COMPLICATIONS OF DIPLOPIA 

  • Severe headache
  • Vertigo

DIPLOPIA AND AYURVEDA

  • As per Ayurveda, it can be correlated with dwandwa drusti (diplopia) as one of the symptoms of dwitiya patalagata timira when doshas lodges in dwitiya patala.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF DIPLOPIA 

  • Excess dosha accumulation in the eyes
  • Traumatic injuries 
  • Exposure to bright light – atibhasura

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF DIPLOPIA 

  • Blurring of vision
  • Headache – shirasula

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF DIPLOPIA 

Due to the etiological factors, localised dosha accumulation occurs in eyes and gradually symptoms are manifested.

LAKSHANA – AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF DIPLOPIA 

  • Dhwandwa drishti – double vision
  • Sensitivity to bright light
  • Blurred vision
  • Watering eye – netrasrava
  • Shirasula – headache

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF DIPLOPIA 

  • Sadhya – curable

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR DIPLOPIA 

Ayurvedic local treatment for DIPLOPIA 

  • Netra tarpana  – jeevaatyadi grutha
  • Stanika Abhyanga & Sweda

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR DIPLOPIA 

  • Amapachana with panchakola choorna
  • Snehapana with Triphala grutha
  • Internal administration of triphala churna along with honey
  • Triphaladi Ghana vati
  • Shatavaryadi churna
  • Saptamrita loha
  • Mahavata Vidwamsini ras
  •  Dashamoolakatutrayadi Kwatha
  • Dry eye – instillation of the mixture of saindhava and milk into eyes

AYURVEDIC SODHANA TREATMENT FOR DIPLOPIA  

  • Virechana – relieves pitta with trivrit leha
  • Nasya – ksheerabala taila

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES TREATMENT FOR DIPLOPIA 

Ayurvedic medicines for internal administration for diplopia 

HOME REMEDIES FOR DIPLOPIA 

  • Daily intake of  Indian gooseberry
  • Avoid prolonged use of computer
  • Take rest between the works

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR DIPLOPIA 

  • Avoid food items which produce dosha imbalance like hot, pungent, salty and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume a balanced diet rich in vitamin A 
  • Avoid exposure to sunlight
  • Avoid exposure to dust and smoke

YOGA FOR DIPLOPIA 

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – calms the mind and gets relief from the eye irritations associated with diplopia  

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.

                              

RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF DIPLOPIA 

  1. Ayurvedic management of diplopia due to superior oblique palsy of unknown aetiolgy: a case study

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/284460514_AYURVEDIC_MANAGEMENT_OF_DIPLOPIA_DUE_TO_SUPERIOR_OBLIQUE_PALSY_OF_UNKNOWN_AETIOLGY_A_CASE_STUDY

  • Management of diplopia by ayurveda a-case report

http://www.ijpsr.info/docs/IJPSR14-05-09-017.pdf

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