ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: A CLINICAL STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFICACY OF TARPANA KARMA WITH JIVANIYA GHRITA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF SHUSHKAKSHIPAKA (DRY EYE SYNDROME)
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Gunjan Sharma, Kalpana Khanduri *, Renu Rao, Arun Kumar, Ram Agochar Bhatt
Abstract: Shushkakshipaka (Dry eye syndrome) is becoming more common in general population. A number of contributory factors affect the severity of Dry eye. Prevalence of Dry eye ranges from 5% to 35% worldwide. In India, it is 29.25% based on Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) data. Conventional approach in modern ophthalmology for dry eye syndrome is lubricating eye drops while unsatisfactory. But surely there are some shortcomings that give way to Ayurveda to deal with this problem. This clinical study was done to evaluate the effect of Tarpana Karma with Jivaniya Ghrita in Shushkakshipaka (Dry eye syndrome). An open clinical trial was planned for 10 patients presenting with clinical features of Shushkakshipaka (Dry Eye Syndrome) and local therapeutic ocular procedure Tarpana karma with Jivaniya Ghrita was done. On assessment of criteria selected, significant results were found in subjective parameters like Rukshta (Feeling of dryness), Gharshana (Gritty sensation), Darunavartmakshi (Hardness of eyelids), Karachaunmilana (Difficulty in opening and closing of eyes), Daha (burning sensation) and Intolerance to light and in all objective parameters. Thus, it can be concluded that, Tarpana Karma can be advising for successful treatment in patients of Shushkakshipaka (Dry Eye Syndrome).
Keyword: Shushkakshipaka, Dry Eye Syndrome, Akshitarpana,