RED EYE

RED EYE – Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

The red eye or subconjunctival haemorrhage is the red spot or patch appearing on the white of the eye beneath the conjunctiva. It may vary in extent from small petechial haemorrhage to an extensive one spreading under the whole of the bulbar conjunctiva. This is also known as ecchymosis of the conjunctiva.

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

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF RED EYE  

  • Redness of eyes – looks like a flat sheet of homogeneous bright red colour with well-defined limits

CAUSES OF RED EYE  

  • Trauma
  • Inflammations of the conjunctiva
  • Sudden venous congestion of the head
  • Spontaneous rupture of fragile capillaries
  • Local vascular anomalies
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Infections like malaria, typhoid, diphtheria

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF RED EYE  

Red eye may be associated with the above-mentioned conditions. Most of the time it is absorbed completely within 7to21 to days. During absorption, colour changes are noted from bright red to orange then yellow. In severe cases, some pigmentation may be left behind after absorption.

DIAGNOSIS OF RED EYE  

  •  Proper examination of eyes by the physician
  • Laboratory tests to find out the underlying pathology

TREATMENTS OF RED EYE  

  • Treatment of underlying pathology
  • Eye drops
  • No treatment is required in most the cases
  • Cold compresses to check to bleed

PROGNOSIS OF RED EYE  

  • Red eye is a self-limiting condition. Most of the time it is absorbed completely within 7 to 21  days.

COMPLICATIONS OF RED EYE  

  • Red eye will not cause any complications unless it is associated with trauma to the eye

RED EYE AND AYURVEDA

  • As per Ayurveda, it can be correlated with ‘urdhwagata raktapitta’

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF RED EYE  

  • Excess vitiation of doshas in eyes – particularly pitta dosha and rakta dhatu
  • Agantuja factors – infections, injuries

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF RED EYE  

  • The red colour of the eyes

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF RED EYE  

Due to the causative factors, excess vitiation of dosha occurs. The aggravated doshas particularly pitta and rakta resides beneath the conjunctiva and produce the symptoms of red eye.

 LAKSHANA – AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF RED EYE  

  • Rag and Lohit Netrata (redness of eyes)

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF RED EYE  

  • Sadhya – curable

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR RED EYE  

Ayurvedic local treatment for red eye 

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

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR RED EYE  

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

AYURVEDIC SODHANA TREATMENT FOR RED EYE  

  • Nasya – nasal medications

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES TREATMENT FOR RED EYE  

Ayurvedic medicines for internal administration of red eye 

HOME REMEDIES FOR RED EYE  

  • Daily intake of  Indian gooseberry
  • Avoid prolonged use of computer
  • Drinking an adequate quantity of water
  • Cold compresses

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR RED EYE  

  • Avoid food items that produce 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 RED EYE  

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

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, and the body relaxed. The patient has to close 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.                            

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Ayurveda Expert, India
Dr. Rajesh Nair, Consultant, Ayurvedaforall

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