ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: CLINICAL STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFICACY OF PIPPALYADI GUTIKA ANJAN IN COMPARISON WITH CHANDRODAYA VARTI ANJAN IN ARMA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO PROGRESSIVE PTERYGIUM
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Amit W. Chandankhede *, Chandrashekhar Mule
Abstract: Arma described as broad based, in modern science which resembles like pterygium. It is thin at the growing end, Mansa sanchayrupvruddi (fleshy mass) seen in Shukla mandala. The aim of this study is to study the effect of Pippalyadi Gutika Anjan in comparison with Chandradaya Varti anjan in Arma (Progressive pterygium). The Objective is to study the efficacy of Pippalyadi Gutika anjan and Chandrodaya varti anjan in arma. A detailed proforma was prepared to study the disease. Patient willing for treatment of age group 40-70 years and having symptoms of Arma (Pterygium) encroaching on cornea not more than 2 mm from limbal margin were recruited in the study. Group A treated with Pippalyadi Gutika anjan while Group B (Trial Group) treated with Chandradaya varti anjana for 15 days. Local Application of Anjana with the help of Shalaka Tamra was done once daily in the morning. The results of drug used in group A i.e., Pippalyadi Gutika Anjan is Very significant on all the parameters except Size of pterygium. There is marginal difference of just 3% between overall assessments of therapy between two drugs. Irritation of eyes is reduced by the Ushna Veerya and Lekhana properly which removes the dushti mamsa dhatu and dushta kapha dosha. Redness is reduced by the sheeta veerya. The both the drugs are described as Lekhan Karma. It is concluded that both the drugs i.e., Pippalyadi Gutika and Chandrodaya Varti are equally effective in progressive pterygium.
Keyword: Arma, pterygium, Chedana, Anjan, Lekhan, Veerya.