Role of vasakadi kwath in diabetic retinal hemorrhages—a case study

Author: 
Pratibha Upadhyay., Nikita Baghel and Shamsa Fiaz

Introduction: Diabetes mellitus is becoming a global epidemic and is now one of the top causes of vision loss globally. Diabetes increases the risk of a range of eye diseases, but the main cause of blindness associated with diabetes is diabetic retinopathy (DR). DR damages blood vessels inside the retina at the back of the eye. It commonly affects both eyes and can lead to vision loss if it is not treated.The treatment of modern system of medicine, focal laser therapy, anti-vascular growth factor drugs. These treatment modalities have side effects, so in such disorders. Ayurveda is very effective in such complicated disorders.

Methods and materials: 55yrs old diabetic patient since 10 yrs complaining of blurred vision attending shalakya OPD of NIA ,was chosen having signs of retinal hemorrhages. Regular weekly visit was done for 1 month in hospital.

Result: Vasakadi kwath seems to have role in controlling hemorrhages found in diabetic retinopathy. Visual acuity improved from 6/60 to 6/24 in right eye and from 6/12 to 6/9 in left eye in 1 month.

Discussion: The drugs selected here should be vata pacifying ,as well as pitta shamaka with rakta prasadka properties that help in healing and reducing the symptoms that are caused especially due to ocular hemorrhages.

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