Retinitis Pigmentosa

Retinitis pigmentosa is an inherited disease condition affecting the retina’s ability to respond to light. Retina is a layer of cells lining the back of the eyes that have light-sensing property and converts light rays into nerve impulses. The brain receives these nerve impulses through optic nerves and recognizes the images. A patient with retinitis pigmentosa suffers from degeneration of this retina layer of cells and eventually results in blindness. The condition can occur in a person whose any one of the parents or family member has the history of retinal degeneration causing a slow loss of vision.


Causes of Retinitis Pigmentosa

A mutation in the genetic structure is considered as the cause of development of this condition. This mutation may be transferred from parents to offspring’s resulting in passage of the disease to future degenerations.

Symptoms of Retinitis Pigmentosa

The condition initiates and displays few symptoms and eventually leads to blindness. The common symptoms associated with retinitis pigmentosa include:

  • Night blindness
  • Progressive loss of vision
  • Reduced field vision
  • insensitive to light
  • Headache
  • Disturbed colour vision

Ayurvedic treatment of Retinitis pigmentosa

At Ayur Bethaniya Ayurveda Hospital, we provide safe and effectual treatment methods for eyes (retinitis pigmentosa disease) under the guidance of ayurvedic eye specialists. According to Ayurveda, viatation of all three doshas in the eye can result in reduced vision blocking the channels and disturbing the neurological control of the optic nerves and brain reception. Our ayurvedic physicians diagnose the severity of the condition and tailor a treatment plan accordingly. The treatment procedure is done in two stages, first includes the purification or detoxification procedures and secondly the rejuvenation procedures.

The purification of the system is achieved through various ayurvedic techniques and includes Snehapana, Abhayangam, Swedana, virechana, vasti and nasya to detoxify the body. Once the purification and stabilization of the doshas in the body are achieved then starts the rejuvenation treatments. This includes administration of various combinations of ayurvedic decoctions and rasayans to provide strength to retina and optic nerves that conduct the nerve impulses to the brain for recognition. The active ingredients present in the ayurvedic medications provide nourishment to retina cells thus restoring the vision.

Along with the treatment protocols, specific diet plans are also charted to produce better results. For retinitis pigmentosa condition, Ayurveda insists on the intake of medicated ghee in increasing order of quantity gradually for the better pacification of the doshas in the body. All these particulars are included in the diet plan to treat the condition better and to arrest the degeneration of cells in the eyes.

The treatment procedures are repeated at regular intervals depending on the requirement or as directed by the ayurvedic eye specialist. At Ayur Bethaniya Ayurveda Hospital, we strictly follow protocols in choosing treatment techniques and medications only according to the health and system condition of the patient to reduce any risk of complications.

At Ayur Bethaniya Ayurveda Hospital, the treatment plans for retinitis pigmentosa aims to improve the acuteness of reception power of the retina through the right combination of ayurvedic treatments procedures and internal medicines upon a personal consultation and diagnosis. To know more about our treatment options for retinitis pigmentosa and to know your chances, book an appointment now.


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