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Article: A REVIEW ON NETRA: LAKSHANAS IN SYSTEMIC DISEASES
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Divya. K. Chandran *, Suja. K. Sreedhar
Abstract: Ayurveda is generally understood as the science of life translating “ Ayu “ as life and “Veda “ as science. It has eight branches, out of which “Shalakya Tantra” is the one that deals with diseases above neck. Eyes (Netra) are connected with rest of the body through blood vessels, nerves and muscles. Eyes are the windows in to the body state of health. Systemic diseases can involve the eye and it is important to understand that they may be the first to suggest a diagnosis to underline diseases. So, in Ayurvedic literature, there are many references of involvement of netra (eye) in systemic disorders which can be correlated to the symptoms mentioned in contemporary science. Therefore, the same is discussed in this review article.
Keyword: Ayurveda, Netra, Systemic disorder.