ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: PUNARNAVA BIDALAKA IN MANAGEMENT OF BLEPHARITIS: A CASE STUDY
Article Category: Case Reports
Author: Divya Hule *, Nilakshi S. Pradhan
Abstract: Acharya Sushruta has explained 21 vartmaroga (eyelid disorders) in Sushruta Samhita. Blepharitis is an eyelid disorder defined as inflammation of lid margins and is common worldwide. It accounts for 45% of all ophthalmic diseases. Blepharitis has two major types anterior and posterior Blepharitis. Seborrheic Blepharitis is a subtype of anterior Blepharitis. In modern sciences, various antibiotic and steroidal ointments are provided as treatment for Blepharitis, which has its limitations and side effects. Bidalaka is a kriyakalpa (Ayurvedic therapy) advised for treating eyelid disorders due to its direct action and longer contact time with targeted tissues. Punarnava is preferred as a drug of choice for bidalaka in treating inflammation, itching, scaling and redness in Blepharitis with its anti-inflammatory, anti-edematic, anti-tumour, anti-allergic, and anti-bacterial properties. A 27-year-old female patient was diagnosed with Seborrheic blepharitis and is treated with Punarnava bidalaka, where the results prove to be significantly influential based on its clinical assessment.
Keyword: Case report, Blepharitis, Bidalaka, Punarnava, Rotenoids, Anti-inflammatory activity