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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 327-332

A Clinical Study on the Efficacy of Phalatrikadi Ghrita (Tarpana and Orally) on Timira - Presbyopia


1 Lecturer in Shalakya, Govt. Ayurveda College, Vadodara, India
2 Lecturer in Dravyaguna, Parul Ayurveda College, Vadodara, India
3 Reader, Dept. of Shalakya, I.P.G.T. & R.A., Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India
4 Visiting Ophthalmologist, I.P.G.T. & R.A., Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India

Correspondence Address:
Dinesh Singh Gaur
Lecturer in Shalakya, Govt. Ayurveda College, Vadodara
India
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The diseases of the eye are much more important than any other physical disability since the loss of vision completely disables the patient. The most disastrous result of ocular disease is blindness. Of all the ocular diseases, Timira is considered to be the most important one, causing difficulty in vision. A good deal of care is required to be exercised in carrying out its proper diagnosis and treatment. It has been observed that the person who indulged in more near work e.g. working on computer monitor, tailoring work, embroidery work, working on microscope and other professionals requiring fine work develop Presbyopia at an early age. Due to all these factors Presbyopia is increasing day by day. The disease Timira - Presbyopia is Vata predominant Tridoshaja condition described under drishtigata rogas by various acharyas. The study was done on 37 patients of Timira- Presbyopia. Phalatrikadi ghrita was given in Group A Orally and Phalatrikadi ghrita was used in Group B as Tarpana & Orally. After enrollment of the patients in the study, cardinal symptoms of Timira - Presbyopia such as samipastha avyakta darshana, vihwala darshana, netrayasa and shirobhitapa etc. were studied before and after the treatment. Amongst the registered patients, 30 patients completed the course of the treatment. Comparatively more relief in signs and symptoms was found in combined group.


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