Diabetic Retinopathy

A 70-year-old male patient with NPDR (Non-Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy) with Retinal Haemorrhage (on Ophthalmoscopy) from type 2 diabetes mellitus and Parafoveal Telengiectacia with Vitreal Floaters (on Ophthalmoscopy) was first diagnosed in 2011 and had a baseline visual acuity (VA) of FC at 1meter in OD, 6/18 in OS, corrected VA is 6/60 in OD and 6/9 in OS, when he visited AyurVAID: Hospitals. Ophthalmoscopic examination reveals unclear and hazy fundus of both eyes.

GC – Stable, AfebrilePrakriti – pitta-kapha
Dosa – tridosha
Dushya – roopavaha, rasavaha, raktavaha
Agni – sama
Aama – nirama
Koshta – madhyama
Srotas and Sroto dushti prakara – roopavaha,
Roga bala –
Rogi bala –
Satmya / Asatmya -
General findings:
BP – 112/70 mm Hg
Pulse – 76bpm
Appetite – low
Bowels – clear with medication
Micturition – normal
Sleep – good
Diagnosis –
Diabetic Retinopathy (Linganasha)
PFT, Cataract (Parimlayi Linganaasha)
Clinical examinations –
CVS – normal
CNS – normal
RS – normal
PA – normal
Eye Examination
R (6/60) at 1metre R (normal)
L (6/18) N6
On Ophthalmoscopic examination
Unclear and hazy fundus of both eyes.
NPDR (Non-Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy) with Retinal
Haemorrhage and Retinal Haemorrhagic
Cataract(on Ophthalmoscopy) from type 2 diabetes
mellitus and Parafoveal Telengiectacia with
Vitreal floaters.
Internal medicines –
Triphala choornam
Rasnadi kashayam
Kaishora guggulu
Ksheerabala 101
avipathy choornam

External medicines –
Ksheerabala tailam
Triphala, amalaki, musta, yashti, buttermilk
Triphala yashti kwatham for sekam
Jeevantyadi ghritam for tarpanam
Triphala, yashti, ashwagandha, daruharidra, Ajamamsa, triphala kwatham.
Laboratory investigations –
FBS – 126 mg/Dl
PPBS – 173 mg/Dl
RBS – 122 mg/Dl
Treatments –
Abhyangam bashpa swedam
Sadyo virechanam
Akshi sekam
VISUAL ACUITYDVA – R (6/60) FROM 1METRE L (6/18)DVA – R (6/60) FROM 1METRE L (6/18 P)DVA – R (6/36 P) L (6/18)DVA – R (6/36 P) L (6/18)DVA – R (6/36 P) L (6/12 P)DVA – R (6/36 P) L (6/12 P)
PINHOLE VISIONPH – R ( L (6/12)-PH – R (6/24 P) L (6/12 P)-PH – R (6/24 P) L (6/9 P)PH – R (6/24 P) L (6/6 P)

Condition is still maintained even after two years with regular follow ups and minor treatments at correct advised intervals. His blood sugar levels are also controlled with only ½ tablet (Euglin) per day, were in it was 2tablets (Euglin) per day before starting treatments.

DATEDuring consultation With allop. medicineAfter ayurvedic internal medicinesAfter 3-4months Allop. Medicine reduced, ayurvedic treatment doneAfter 8-9months Allop. Medicines reducedAfter 2years
FBS126 mg/Dl98 mg/Dl109 mg/Dl92 mg/Dl123 mg/Dl
PPBS173 mg/Dl121 mg/Dl235 mg/Dl144 mg/Dl195 mg/Dl
RBS240 mg/Dl-85 mg/Dl61 mg/Dl172 mg/Dl

After treatments there was considerable improvement in patient’s persisting complaints. His visual acuity had improved in both eyes. Eye pressure was maintained in normal limits. Pain in his eyes had reduced completely and floaters were also absent. Even the dependency of allopathic medications for diabetes were reduced and eye medications were stopped with more results with the help of Ayurvedic medicines and treatments. Moreover even after 2years the results achieved are maintained.

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