Retinitis Pigmentosa Ayurvedic Treatment
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a hereditary disorder. Mainly affecting the rods than cones in retina. Though RP is progressive disease but Retinitis Pigmentosa Ayurvedic Treatment is effective in improvement in vision and checks progression. Early treatment through Ayurvedic Kriyakalpa and Ayurveda Panchakarma procedures reduces the chance of going into complete blindness and improves quality of vision.
RP is the most common hereditary dystrophy of retina. Nightblindness or Nyctalopia, dark adaptation difficulties are frequent symptoms. Painless gradual diminish of vision and photopsia (Flashing of light) are common. There may be family history of retinitis pigmentosa. Peripheral visual problems may be noticed. Central vision tends to be reduced in later stage. Full field ERG (Electroretinography) is a sensitive diagnostic test. Perimetry, OCT (Optical coherence tomography) and Fundus photoghaphy are other definitive tests for RP diagnosis.
No specific treatment is yet available commercially in modern medicine except Vitamin-A supplementation. In Ayurveda retinitis pigmentosa is considered as Kaphavidagdha drishti, Naktandhya, Nakulandhya or Doshandha. Smoking cessation, regular follow up, use of sunglasses and adoption of other light protective methods are beneficial. Ayurvedic management of RP involves Virechan, Nasya, Tarpan, Pariseka, Putapaka and Chakshyusya Basti. Vatashamak and Rasayana treatment are most important aspects of Retinitis pigmentosa treatment in Ayurveda. RP is treated At Astang Ayurveda in a comprehensive manner with time tested and proven Ayurvedic therapies.