ITCHY EYES- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

An itchy eye is a common symptom experienced by everyone. It is also known as ocular pruritis. It can be managed by simple remedies.

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

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ITCHY EYES

  • Itching eyes
  • Eye irritations
  • Foreign body sensations
  • Redness
  • Blurring of vision
  • Watering eyes

CAUSES OF ITCHY EYES

  • Allergic conjunctivitis
  • Dry eyes
  • Irritants
  • Use of contact lenses
  • Infections
  • Eyestrain

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF ITCHY EYES

Itchy eyes are immunologically mediated. It occurs as a result of IgE mediated reactions that cause mast cell degranulation and histamine release. 

DIAGNOSIS OF ITCHY EYES

  •  Proper examination of eyes
  • Schirmer’s test – to find out dry eyes
  • Tear osmolarity test – to find out tear problems
  • The test is done to find out other systemic involvement

TREATMENTS OF ITCHY EYES

  • Eye drops
  • Antibiotics – to control infections
  • Tear stimulating drugs for treating dry eyes
  • Treatment for underlying pathology
  • Using a special contact lens to itching due to dry eyes

PROGNOSIS OF ITCHY EYES

  • Prognosis of itchy eyes is based on the cause. Generally, symptoms are manageable with proper treatments.

COMPLICATIONS OF ITCHY EYES

  • Spread of infections
  • Inflammation
  • Abrasion of corneal surfaces
  • Corneal ulcer

ITCHY EYES AND AYURVEDA

  • As per Ayurveda, it can be correlated with ‘netra kandu’

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF ITCHY EYES

  • Vitiation of kapha dosha in eyes
  • Agantuja factors – infections

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF ITCHY EYES

  • Itching on eyes

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF ITCHY EYES

Eye itching is caused due to the chaya of kapha dosha. If the eye is directly exposed to nidanas, vata chaya happens over the ocular surface, leading to netra kandu.

 LAKSHANA – AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ITCHY EYES

  • Itching – kandu
  • Dryness
  • Inflammation
  • Stiff and dry lids
  • Blurred vision 

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF ITCHY EYES

  • Sadhya – curable

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR ITCHY EYES

Ayurvedic local treatment for ITCHY EYES

  • Aschotana – eye drops
  • Dhumapana
  • Anjana

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR ITCHY EYES

  • Internal administration of triphala churna along with honey
  • Triphaladi Ghana vati
  • Jeevaniya ghrita
  • Instillation of the mixture of saindhava and milk into dry eyes relieves itching
  • Eye washing with triphala kashaya

AYURVEDIC SODHANA TREATMENT FOR ITCHY EYES

  • Nasya – anutaila

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES TREATMENT FOR ITCHY EYES

Ayurvedic medicines for Internal administration for ITCHY EYES

HOME REMEDIES FOR ITCHY EYES

  • Daily intake of  Indian gooseberry
  • Avoid prolonged use of computer
  • Drinking an adequate quantity of water
  • Wash the eye frequently using plain water

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR ITCHY EYES

  • Avoid food items which produce kapha dosha imbalance like cold, unctuous 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 ITCHY EYES

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – Calms the mind and gets relief from the eye irritations associated with itchy eyes 

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 ITCHY EYES

  1. Effect of ayurvedic treatment on allergic conjunctivitis: a review

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330925314_EFFECT_OF_AYURVEDIC_TREATMENT_ON_ALLERGIC_CONJUNCTIVITIS_A_REVIEW

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