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Ayurveda Management of Dry Eyes

Dry eye is a very common problem caused due to the lack of sufficient moisture and lubrication on the eye’s surface. Due to this problem, generalized decrease in the tears production is seen both quantitatively and qualitatively. The tears are basically made up of the tree layers, mucous layer, lipid layer and the watery layer. Any problem in these layers lead to the problem of dry eyes.

dry eyeSymptoms:

The common symptoms of dry eyes is feeling of the burning sensation, persistent dryness and even scratching. Along with these symptoms, the person may feel pain, irritation and continuous redness in the eyes. There are cases where the people even reported the blurred vision and the problem of sensitivity towards the light.

Causes of Dry Eyes:

  1. Normally seen as a natural ageing process caused due to menopause.
  2. Excessive smoking and over consumption of alcohol.
  3. Over pollution
  4. Due to living in the areas with dust, dry and hot climate.
  5. Diminished tears’ flow
  6. Due to adverse effects of medication.

Ayurveda Treatment of Dry Eyes:

In Ayurveda, the Dry Eye Syndrome is treated in a very different manner. Eyes that are considered as the seat of Teja Mahabhoota also known as Pitta dosha is treated with the use of ghee. Usually the Triphala ghee is used in order to cure a number of eye diseases including the dry eye syndrome. Ghee is said to have a number of nutritional values and assists in regulating the tears, eye lids as well as the extra ocular muscles.

Under this, the treatment is carried out in a manner as given below:

  • Initially the drops of Ghee are instilled into the eyes.
  • A gentle massage with triphala ghee is done around and over the eyes.
  • Netra Tarpan- a popular ayurvedic procedure is carried out to give good relief.

dry eyeAyurvedic procedures done for the treatment of glaucoma are as follows

  • Lepa over eyes
  • Nethradhara
  • Thakradhara
  • Tharpana
  • Pindi
  • Anjanam
  • Shirodhara
  • Aschotanam
  • Nasya
  • Basti
  • Putapaaka
  • Purampada
  • Vidalaka

These procedures are done in presence of an expert Ayurvedic eye specialist. The total duration of these treatments is by hospitalization of approximately 2- 3 weeks duration. 2-4 courses are mandatory at an interval of approximately 3-6 months in most of the cases to get the maximum benefits out of this Ayurvedic treatment.

About our doctor: 

Ayurdhama has its special wing for Eye care & management of many eye diseases; headed by Dr Hariprasad Shetty M (BAMS, M.S), who did his masters in Ayurvedic ophthalmology. The expertise and knowledge of Dr. Hariprasad Shetty. M and his committed team of doctors, nurses and staff have been greatly successful in treating many highly complicated eye diseases.


  • Initial Consultation with Ayurveda eye specialist doctor and daily follow up consultation
  • Accommodation
  • All Ayurvedic Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Supper) & herbal drinks
  • Advice on Diet & Lifestyle Management
  • Ayurveda Therapies – Customized for each client.
  • Eye exercises.
  • Yoga (once a day – Yoga Asanas, Breathing, Meditation and Relaxation)


  • We are committed to keep up the quality of our treatment programs and we take only a limited number of patients each month.
  • So we advise you to reserve your treatment programs a minimum one month in advance.
  • The 50% charges of the treatment programs should be paid in advance to reserve the treatment programs.
  • The advance deposit will be deducted from the total treatment programs and the balance must be paid on the first day of the treatment program.

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