Cataract

The Word “CATARACT” signifies an opacity, which develops in the crystalline lens of the eye or in its envelope, as a result of which vision of the affected individual is lost either partially or completely.

Whenever an individual indulges in unwholesome activities like excessive alcohol consumption, strains his/her visual activities then the bodily humor like Vata, Pitta & Kapha gets vitiated & atfirst the quality of vision is impaired afterwards the transparency of the vision zone becomes hazy & ultimately become opaque, this opacity of the visual area is know as “Linganash”, the Ayurvedic terminology for Cataract.

Classification

  • Senile Cataract – which occurs as a natural phenomena due to aging
  • Congenital Cataract – A genetic disorder where it occurs in newborn
  • Traumatic Cataract – Opacity of the lens as a result of trauma to eye
  • Secondary Cataract – Occurring in a diabetic patient

Root Causes

Cataracts develop from a variety of reasons, including long time ultraviolet radiation exposure, secondarily from other diseases like Diabetes, or simply due to advanced age.

Prevention

  • u/v protected sunglass
  • Antioxidant food supplements

Useful Herbs

  • Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)
  • Daruhaldi (Berberis Aristata)
  • Amla (Emblica officinalis)
  • Baheda (Terminalia Belerica)
  • Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa)
  • Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)

Ayurvedic Supplements

  • Saptamrit lauh                  
  • Maha Tripha ghrita          
  • Giloy satwa                      

 

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