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CLINICAL RESEARCH
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 473-477

A clinical study on Akshitarpana and combination of Akshitarpana with Nasya therapy in Timira with special reference to myopia


1 Lecturer, Shalakya Tantra, Govt. Ayurveda college, Jabalpur, MP, India
2 Associate Professor, Department of Shalakya, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
3 Professor & Head, Department of Shalakya, IPGT & RA, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Durgesh Prasad Gupta
Lecturer, Shalakya Tantra, Govt. Ayurveda College, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-8520.82045

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Myopia, commonly referred to as shortsightedness, is the most common eye disease in the world with substantial social, educational, and economic impact. Some of the clinical features of Timira can be correlated with myopia. An open randomized clinical trial was conducted to evaluate the role of Tarpana with and without Nasya in patients suffering from myopia. In total, 41 patients were registered in two groups, out of which 30 patients completed the treatment. In Group A, Tarpana with Mahatriphaladya Ghrita and in Group B, Nasya with Abhijita taila followed by Tarpana with Mahatriphaladya Ghrita was administered. After enrollment of the patients in the study, the cardinal signs and symptoms of Timira - myopia, that is, visual acuity, clinical refraction, were evaluated before and after the treatment. Comparatively, more relief in the signs and symptoms were found in the Nasya group followed by the Tarpana group.


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