Aug 29 2021
Stages of Diabetic Retinopathy According to Ayurvedic View
Ayurveda and Eye Treatment is a podcast on the specialty of Eye treatment in Ayurveda. The podcast aims to give insights about treatment of eye diseases in Ayurveda. The first step before starting treatment of diabetic retinopathy on ayurvedic basis is a clear diagnosis on tridosha theory. This diagnosis should be done very carefully. It is possible only by an expert hand. This is because of the different clinical stages for this disease. The signs and symptoms also vary according to the clinical stages. It also depends on many other factors such as body constitution of patient, chronicity and severity of diabetes. Professional and psychological status of the patient, work load and eye strain of the patient also play critical roles. In general, this can be divided into four stages : 1. Stage of Siro Abhishyanda where there will not be considerable ophthalmic signs and symptoms. 2. Initial stage. Here there will be very mild ophthalmic symptoms only. Most often, both the above stages will be ignored by the patient and patient normally does not consult an ophthalmologist. 3. In third stage, typical severe ophthalmic signs and symptoms will be manifested. There will be considerable visual defects also. 4. Fourth stage is really complicated and difficult to treat. If the case is handled in first and second stage, correctly, the third stage, can be prevented and the patient can be protected from being a diabetic retinopathy patient. This official podcast of Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital is brought to you by Prof Dr P K Santhakumari. Dr P K Santhakumari is an academician, Ayurvedic Ophthalmologist and an author. She has a total experience of more than 40 years in the field of Ayurvedic Eye Treatments. During the first part of her career, she worked for 28 years with Government Ayurveda Medical College, Kerala. She is the recipient of "Legend Shalaki" award, which is the highest honor awarded by Legal and qualified Practitioners of Shalakya (ophthalmology and ENT Specialty of Ayurveda). She is also the first recipient of Best Teacher award from the domain of Ayurveda from Govt of Kerala. She is also the author of "A Textbook of ophthalmology in Ayurveda". This is an approved syllabus textbook for students of B.A.M.S in India. Dr Santhakumari is the founder of Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital. Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital & Panchakarma Centre is an Ayurvedic hospital and Treatment centre in Trivandrum (Kerala, India). Matha operates two units in Trivandrum. Matha is NOT a resort, NOT a tourist destination, NOT a spa. It is a genuine ayurvedic treatment centre. Do not expect any luxury at Matha. Our core focus is ayurvedic treatments. Everything else is secondary to us. Matha has its own ayurvedic medicine manufacturing unit. All medicines prescribed for patients at Matha are hand made at this facility under the watchful eyes of doctors. We still follow the age old production methods for medicine preparation. To maintain quality, we prepare only in small batch size, and our medicines are not sold outside. The host for this podcast is Arunjith Puthussery, Healthcare Manager of Matha. To contact Dr Santhakumari, you can write a mail to email@example.com. To schedule a medical consultation, you can either fill out our consultation request form at https://www.mathaonline.com/online-consultation/ or contact the medical helpline of Matha (by phone or whatsapp between 9.00 am to 6.00 pm Indian Time) - (+91) 9847195533.