Conjunctivitis

The conjunctiva is a mucous membrane, which extends from the undersurface of the lids & stretching upto the anterior part of the eyeball, an infection or inflammation to Conjunctiva is known as conjunctivitis.

If the 3 bodily humors like Vata, Pitta & Kapha get vitiated by causative factors, they affect the covering thin layer of the eyes & there by causing “Abhishyanda” a painful condition of the eyes.

Root Causes

1) Infective Conjunctivitis – This is due to an infection of the conjunctiva  by microbial agents like bacteria, viruses’ etc.

2) Allergic Conjunctivitis – This is due to hypersensitive reaction of the conjunctiva by non specific agents like dust, smoke, pollens etc.

Clinical Features

  • Discomfort & foreign body sensation in the eyes
  • Redness of the eyes
  • Photophobia i.e. difficulty to tolerate light
  • Sticking together of the lid margins due to profuse discharge.

Healing Options

Herbs
Ayurvedic Supplements
 Saptamrit Lauh

Maha Triphala Ghrita

Arogyavardhini Bati

Diet
  • Pungent and sour articles of food like spices, pickles and curd are contra-indicated.
  • Avoid food , which cause constipation and nasal congestion
  • Fried things are not useful
  • cow’s ghee is considered to be very useful
Lifestyle
  • Isolation & avoidance of the causative factor
  • Avoid sun exposure, protection of eyes by sunglass
  • Washing the eyes at regular interval with cold water / Rose water
  • Avoid viewing Television or running computer for a long time
Yoga
  • Pranayama 
  • Padma Asana 
  • Meditation