BHMS-Bachelor of Homoeopathic medicine &Surgery, Clinical Training and Case management
Homeopathy Doctor, Lucknow
Hello lybrate-user, cataract is the cloudiness over the normally clear lens of the eye. Most cataracts develop slowly over the course of years. Mainly caused with aging or any injury or allergic affections which changes the tissue that makes up your eye's lens. There are various homoeopathic medicines and homoeopathic eyedrops that certainly increase the visibility, decrease allergic affections and make your eyes feel comfortable without any operations and risk of complications after surgery.
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Posterior capsular opacification (pco) occurs when a cloudy layer of scar tissue forms behind your lens implant. This may cause you to have worse vision, or to see a lot of glare from lights. Pco is fairly common after cataract surgery, occurring in about 20% of patients.
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
An occasional glass of wine or a celebratory cocktail will probably not affect your glaucoma, but it is important to have self-control and use good common sense when it comes to diet and lifestyle habits. If still in doubt, you may discuss it further over a call or a video conferencing.
Glaucoma is an eye disease that can damage your optic nerve. It usually happens when fluid builds up in the front part of your eye. That extra fluid increases the pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve.
MBBS, DNB - Ophthalmology, Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology
A cataract usually forms in the eyes due to clouding of the naturally clear lens. It is mostly age-related.
Cataracts can be categorized on the basis of where and how they develop in the eye. This categorization is based on location:
Nuclear Cataract: These develop in the middle of the lens and turn the centre of the eye yellow. Nuclear cataracts are typically associated with ageing. Cortical cataract: These develop around the edges of the nucleus and are wedge-shaped. Gradually, spokes emitted from these wedges work themselves towards the centre of the eye. Posterior capsular cataract: These are among faster-growing cataracts and develop at the back of the lens. They are also known as subcapsular cataracts. Cataracts triggered by diabetes or the prolonged use of steroids usually fall in this category. Symptoms:
In the beginning, cataract affects a small portion of your eye and affects your vision. Your vision gradually gets blurred. Too much exposure to the light might cause glare. In nuclear cataract, you may notice a short-lived improvement of your near vision. In subcapsular cataract, you cannot notice any symptoms in the initial days. Cause of cataract: The lens inside our eyes acts like a camera and it is made of protein and water. The protein helps in keeping the lens clear. But with aging, the protein may start to form a lump, which causes cloudiness in the eye area. With time the cataract spreads all over the lens and creates more cloudiness, which ultimately leads to blindness. The factors which usually trigger cataract are
Age UV rays from sunlight Obesity Hypertension Smoking Consumption of high dosage steroids medicines Statin medicines History of eye inflammation or any eye injury History of eye surgery Too much consumption of alcohol Hormone replacement therapy Family history of cataract Procedure: Once the cataract forms the treatment is mostly surgical. The most common technique is phacoemulsification. During surgery, the cloudy lens is replaced by an artificial lens(Intraocular lens or IOL). Various types of IOLs are available such as monofocal, multifocal, extended depth of focus, toric, etc depending on the patient's need.
Benefits of this procedure:
No hospitalization required Smaller incision No bandages Minimal precautions No restriction on normal activities Fast recovery Improved Vision: With the help of the new lens, the patient will now enjoy better vision and a visible decline in the symptoms of the cataract including problems in night driving.
Convenient: This procedure usually takes about an hour and is an outpatient procedure. It is a completely safe procedure where numbing drops are placed on the eye so as to reduce any pain significantly. The doctor will usually give you a novocaine injection around the eye. Also, cataracts from both eyes will not be removed on the same day, and the doctor will schedule you for cataract removal from the second eye for another day.
Aftermath: After the surgery is over, it is normal to feel some amount of irritation in the eye. If this irritation is persistent, you must see a doctor about it.
Painkillers like acetaminophen and ibuprofen can be used to recover from the pain after the surgery. Ask your doctor about other measures.
Glaucoma is a type of eye disease in which the optic nerve of the eyes get damage. The problem gets worse over time and leads to a condition where a person is not able to see, thus blindness.
Glaucoma can also cause due to the pressure buildup inside the eyes. This buildup of pressure is known as intraocular pressure which leads to damage the optic nerve. The optic nerve of the eyes is responsible for transmitting images formed on the retina to the brain. Due to the damage of this optic nerve, people suffering from Glaucoma may lose their vision completely and permanently.
Glaucoma is one main leading cause of blindness all over the world. For treating Glaucoma, there are many options and surgical methods are available. However, Ayurveda is one of the most effective methods to cure this problem naturally and completely.
The problem usually does not show any early symptoms. However, some of the common symptoms that may occur due to Glaucoma are:
Seeing halos around lights
Ayurvedic Treatment of Glaucoma
Ayurveda is known for its wisdom in treating body ailments in the most natural and effective way. Ayurveda seems to have a cure for every ailment and this is true for Glaucoma. There are many herbs and therapies available which help in relaxing the pain, reduce the redness, drain the deposited fluid, improves vision, etc.
According to Ayurveda, any problem is caused due to the disturbance of balance in the doshas. It says that the disturbance of Kapha dosha may lead to Glaucoma.
Among various herbs used in Ayurvedic treatment, some of the herbs used in Ayurveda to treat Glaucoma are:
Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa): It is one of the leading herbs used to cure the Glaucoma. It has the diuretic properties which help in controlling the disease by draining the excess fluid from the eyes. It also prevents the damage of optic nerve and reduces intraocular pressure.
Triphala: Triphala is another herb used in Ayurveda to treat this problem. It is usually used as an eyewash. It also reduces intraocular pressure and prevents vision loss. The herb also possesses anti-inflammatory properties that protect the optic nerve from damage.
Amla (Phyllanthus emblica): It is also a beneficial herb that manages and treats Glaucoma. It contains Vitamin C and has antioxidant properties protecting the ocular tissue, optic nerve, and retina.
Ayurveda is one of the most effective ways to treat Glaucoma. However, it is always advisable to consult an Ayurvedic specialist before going for any of these herbs. Some lifestyle changes and exercises along with Ayurvedic treatment will help a person to gain better result.