Ayurvedic treatment for Ayurvedic Treatment for Macular degeneration

Ayurvedic Treatment for Macular degeneration

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Ayurvedic Treatment for Macular degeneration


A diagnosis of macular degeneration is made wither after a person starts noticing the above symptoms or probably during a routine eye examination. Hence regular eye check-ups are important to diagnose the condition early.1

Detecting dry AMD3

  • Ophthalmoscope: Your doctor will use pupil-dilating eye-drops and examine the retina using this device.

Detecting wet AMD3

  • Fluorescein angiography: It is a procedure where a fluorescein dye is injected into your vein and it travels to your eyes. Eye photographs are taken as the dye highlights the abnormal areas of the eyes.
  • Optical Coherence Tomography: The process scans and creates special picture of your macula.

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

  • Recommended foods that should be included in the diet every day such as ghee, milk, rock salt, honey, patola (snake gourd), red rice, green gram, wheat, triphala (3 fruits), carrots and leafy vegetables
  • Avoid foods such as sour foods, dry meat, all alcohols, select sea fishes, curd, tobacco, excessive hot and fatty foods
  • Good Medicinal Plants for dry AMD: Triphala (3 fruits), Tulsi (Basil), Spirulina, Punarnava (Hogweed/Boerrhavia diffusa), Shatavari (Asparagus) have anti-oxidant and vitamin properties. These along with carotene containing foods (such as carrots) are beneficial in dry AMD.

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Walk regularly
  • Wear headgear such as caps and hats, and eyegear such as sunglasses to protect from UV radiations
  • Properly clean the eye everyday
  • Make sure you get good sleep regularly
  • Make it a habit to wake up early
  • Applying oils on feet and heat with some massage may be beneficial.
  • Practice some exercises for your eyes. Suggestions are given below.

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