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Ayu. 2012 Jan-Mar; 33(1): 97–101.
PMCID: PMC3456873
A comparative study of Bilvadi Yoga Ashchyotana and eye drops in Vataja Abhishyanda (Simple Allergic Conjunctivitis)
Jayshree Udani, D. B. Vaghela,1 Manjusha Rajagopala,2 and P. D. Matalia3
Lecturer, Department of Shalakya Tantra, Sheth JP Government Ayurveda College, Bhavnagar, India
1Assistant Professor, Department of Shalakya Tantra, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
2Associate Professor, Department of Shalakya Tantra, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
3Ophthalmologist and Visiting Professor, Department of Shalakya Tantra, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
Address for correspondence: Dr. Jayshree Udani, Lecturer, Department of Shalakya Tantra, Sheth JP Government Ayurveda College, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India. E-mail: jayshreeudani/at/yahoo.co.in
Abstract
Simple allergic conjunctivitis is the most common form of ocular allergy (prevalence 5 – 22 %). It is a hypersensitivity reaction to specific airborne antigens. The disease Vataja Abhishyanda, which is due to vitiation of Vata Pradhana Tridosha is comparable with this condition. The management of simple allergic conjunctivitis in modern ophthalmology is very expensive and it should be followed lifelong and Ayurveda can provide better relief in such manifestation. This is the first research study on Vataja Abhishyanda. Patients were selected from the Outpatient Department (OPD), Inpatient Department (IPD), of the Shalakya Tantra Department and were randomly divided into two groups. In Group-A Bilvadi Ashchyotana and in Group-B Bilvadi eye drops were instilled for three months. Total 32 patients were registered and 27 patients completed the course of treatment. Bilvadi Ashchyotana gave better results in Toda, Sangharsha, Parushya, Kandu and Ragata as compared with Bilvadi Eye Drops in Vataja Abhishyanda.
Keywords: Ashchyotana, eye drops, simple allergic conjunctivitis, Vataja Abhishyanda
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