Myopia

Myopia

Myopia or shortsightedness is a disease related to the eye sight. It makes it difficult for a person to see objects at a distance. The light rays coming into the eyes fail to converge on retina; rather these converge ahead of it causing blurred vision.

Causes

Imposing excessive strain on the eyes due to studying or reading in dim light, using computers, lack of eye exercises, improper diet and nutrition and genetic inheritance can be held responsible for myopia.

Symptoms

  • Blurred vision of objects situated at a distance

Ayurvedic View

In Ayurveda, Alochak pitta resides in eyes and is responsible for vision. Disturbance in this pitta causes vision issues. Lack of proper diet refrain the eye tissues from receiving proper nutrition. This causes production of toxins and blockage in channels that causes malnourishment of optic tissues. Ayurvedic treatment for optical problems focuses on balancing body energies to clear eye blockages; nourish and strengthen the optical nerves.

Diet & Lifestyle Advice

  • Avoid exerting excess strain on eyes.
  • Avoid working in dim light.
  • Use suitable eye drops to reduce strain.
  • Practice eye exercises.
  • Consume nutritious food containing vitamin A and C including carrots, almonds, green leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, berries.

Home Remedies

  • To reduce strain, keep cotton balls soaked in rose water over the eyes.
  • Make a solution of cow’s urine, neem and honey and use as eye drops.
  • Wash your eyes with lukewarm ghee to nourish optic tissues.