Ayurvedic treatment for Presbyopia


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In Ayurveda, the concept of Chakshushya dravya (foods beneficial for eye/vision) and therapeutic procedures are present, that improves or enhances visual acuity (vision). Nasya karma (nasal infusion), Tarpana (oleation/administration of herbal oils or ghee), and Anjana (Colliyrium) are among the procedures recommended.2

Using of external lenses to correct vision acuity is done through use of eye glasses or contact lenses. In some cases, refractive corrective surgery is also done.1

The following ahar (or diet) and vihar (or lifestyle) are recommended for all kinds of eye diseases.3

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

  • Recommended foods that should be included in the diet every day are ghee, milk, rock salt, honey, patola (snake gourd), red rice, green gram, wheat, triphala (3 fruits), carrots and leafy vegetables3
  • Avoid foods such as sour foods, dry meat, alcohols, selected sea fishes, curd, tobacco, excessive hot and fatty foods 3

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Walk regularly
  • Wear headgear such as caps and hats, and eye-gear such as sunglasses to protect from UV radiations
  • Make sure you get good sleep regularly
  • Make it a habit to wake up early
  • Massaging ghee on soles is said to be beneficial for general health of eyes in Ayurveda

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