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

Uveitis is the inflammation of the middle layer of the eye (uvea). Uveitis may cause permanent loss of vision.

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

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF UVEITIS 

  • Eye pain
  • Eye irritations
  • Redness
  • Eye floaters
  • Blurred vision
  • Light sensitivity

CAUSES OF UVEITIS 

  • Idiopathic
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Viral infections
  • Bacterial infections
  • Injuries
  • Neoplasm
  • Certain medications

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF UVEITIS 

The pathophysiology of uveitis depends on the causative factor. Inflammation of the middle layer of the eye causes breakage in the blood eye barrier. Inflammation causes iris tissue to become sticky.

DIAGNOSIS OF UVEITIS 

  •  Proper examination of eyes by the physician
  • Vision test
  • Ophthalmoscopy
  • Slit-lamp examination

TREATMENTS OF UVEITIS 

  • Antibiotics – to control infections
  • Antihistamines
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs

PROGNOSIS OF UVEITIS 

  • Generally, symptoms are manageable with proper treatments.

COMPLICATIONS OF UVEITIS 

  • Glaucoma
  • Retinal detachment
  • Damage to the optic nerve
  • Permanent  loss of vision
  • Cataract

UVEITIS AND AYURVEDA

  • As per Ayurveda, it can be correlated with ‘pittaja and rakthaja adhimanta’
  • Types of Adhimanta

1) Vataj Adhimanta

2) Pittaj Adhimanta

3) Kaphaj Adhimanta

4) Raktaj Adhimanta

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF UVEITIS 

  • Excess vitiation of doshas in eyes
  • Agantuja factors – infections, injuries

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF UVEITIS 

  • Pain  on eyes – netra thoda

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF UVEITIS 

Due to the causative factors, excess vitiation of dosha occurs. The aggravated doshas reside on the middle layer of the eye and produce the symptoms of uveitis.

 LAKSHANA – AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF UVEITIS 

  • Rag and Lohit Netrata (redness)
  • Nistoda (pricking sensation)
  • Daha (burning sensation)
  • Paka (severe inflammation)

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF UVEITIS 

  • Sadhya – curable

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR UVEITIS 

Ayurvedic local treatment for uveitis 

  • Aschotana – eye drops with triphala arka, shigru pallava arka
  • Bidalaka – local lepa application
  • Anjana
  • Pariseka
  • Dhumapana

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR UVEITIS 

  • Internal administration of triphala churna along with honey
  • Triphaladi Ghana vati
  • Jeevaniya ghrita
  • Eye washing with triphala kashaya

AYURVEDIC SODHANA TREATMENT FOR UVEITIS 

  • Nasya – nasal medications

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES TREATMENT FOR UVEITIS 

Ayurvedic medicines for Internal administration for uveitis 

HOME REMEDIES FOR UVEITIS 

  • 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 UVEITIS 

  • Avoid food items that produce dosha imbalance like incompatible 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 UVEITIS 

  • Nadi shuddi pranayam    – calms the mind and gets relief from the eye irritations associated with uveitis  

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 UVEITIS 

  1. Anterior Uveitis and management in Ayurveda – A Case Study

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/321390533_Anterior_Uveitis_and_management_in_Ayurveda_-_A_Case_Study

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