RETINOBLASTOMA- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

Retinoblastoma is an eye cancer that affects the retina. It most commonly affects young children.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF RETINOBLASTOMA 
  • CAUSES OF RETINOBLASTOMA 
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF RETINOBLASTOMA 
  • DIAGNOSIS OF RETINOBLASTOMA 
  • TREATMENTS FOR RETINOBLASTOMA 
  • PROGNOSIS OF RETINOBLASTOMA 
  • COMPLICATIONS OF RETINOBLASTOMA 
  • RETINOBLASTOMA   AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF RETINOBLASTOMA 
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF RETINOBLASTOMA 
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF RETINOBLASTOMA 
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF RETINOBLASTOMA 
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF RETINOBLASTOMA 
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR RETINOBLASTOMA 
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR RETINOBLASTOMA 
  • AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR RETINOBLASTOMA 
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR RETINOBLASTOMA 
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR RETINOBLASTOMA 
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR RETINOBLASTOMA 

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF RETINOBLASTOMA 

  • Blurred vision
  • Distorted vision
  • Eye swelling
  • Redness
  • White pupil

CAUSES OF RETINOBLASTOMA

  • Genetic mutations

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF RETINOBLASTOMA 

In retinoblastoma, genetic mutations occur in the nerve cells of the retina. The uncontrolled growth and multiplication of nerve cells cause the formation of the tumour.

DIAGNOSIS OF RETINOBLASTOMA 

  • Diagnosis through clinical features
  • Vision tests
  • Ultrasound scanning
  • CT scan
  • MRI scan

TREATMENTS FOR RETINOBLASTOMA 

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Focal laser treatment

PROGNOSIS OF RETINOBLASTOMA 

As per statistics, the 5-year survival rate for children with retinoblastoma is 96%.

COMPLICATIONS OF RETINOBLASTOMA         

  • Complete loss of vision
  • Metastasis

RETINOBLASTOMAAND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda, symptoms of retinoblastoma like blurred vision are managed based on “timira chikilsa”

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF RETINOBLASTOMA 

  • Excess consumption of unwholesome food
  • Janmakrita – genetic factors

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF RETINOBLASTOMA 

  • Blurred vision

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF RETINOBLASTOMA 

Due to the nidanas, doshas become vitiated and get sthanasamsraya (accumulation) in the eyes and symptoms of timira manifest.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF RETINOBLASTOMA 

  • Diminished  vision – heena drishti
  • Sopha – swelling
  • Rakta varna – redness

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF RETINOBLASTOMA 

  • Retinoblastoma is incurable. The symptoms are only managed by Ayurvedic treatments.

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR RETINOBLASTOMA 

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR RETINOBLASTOMA 

  • Internal administration of triphala churna along with honey
  • Triphaladi Ghana vati
  • Saptamrita loha
  • Netra bandha with Kadalikandha
  •  Padabhyanga with Ksheerabala taila
  •  Netra seka with kwatha of Triphala, Yastimadhu, Lodra and Musta
  •  Bidalaka with Triphalachoorna and Rasanjana
  •  Shirodhara (Takradhara) with vasaguduchyadikwatha
  •  Tarpana with Mahatriphala ghrita

 AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR RETINOBLASTOMA 

  • Virechana – purgation
  • Nasya – anutaila, durvadi ghrita, shatbindhu taila

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR RETINOBLASTOMA 

  • Triphaladi Ghana vati
  • Saptamrita loha

HOME REMEDIES FOR RETINOBLASTOMA 

  • Intake of Indian gooseberry

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR RETINOBLASTOMA 

  • Avoid food items that produce dosha imbalance like unctuous food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume a balanced diet rich in vitamin A 
  • Avoid more oily foods, junk foods

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