Ayurvedic Treatment for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Progressive deterioration of vision can be prevented in ARMD by Natural and Safe Ayurvedic Treatment

Ayurvedic Treatment for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Progressive deterioration of vision can be prevented in ARMD by Natural and Safe Ayurvedic Treatment

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Watch this video to understand your disease better. Know about age-related-macular-degeneration Ayurvedic Diagnosis and Learn How Ayurveda Treats it effectively and naturally.

Let’s Know about Age Related Macular Degeneration

AMD or Age related macular degeneration is a progressive deterioration in the cells of macula, which is the central part of the retina. It affects the ability of one’s eye to perceive the tiny details of near and distant vision. Patient’s center vision is lost as a result of ARMD. However, the peripheral vision remains unaffected. This disease generally starts after 50 or 60 years of age. This disease requires timely treatment and attention otherwise there can be an irreversible loss to the central vision. Loss of strength in macula can affect reading, driving, and minute analysis of the things from the central field of vision.

Smoking, alcohol, poor eating habits, and stressed lifestyle can accelerate the disease process. Dry AMD and Wet AMD are the two clinical types. Protein deposits on the macula in the form of drusens is Dry AMD and leakage of fluid or blood from the blood vessels under the retina which leads to macular edema is Wet AMD. 80% of the patients have Dry AMD which is slow progressing and 20% have Wet AMD which affects the vision badly and fastly. According to research, ARMD is thought to cause 5% blindness worldwide.

Types of ARMD

Wet Macular Degeneration

This type of macular degeneration is characterized by the formation of abnormal blood vessels behind the macula, which originates from the choroid. It is an extremely complex type in which fluid and blood often flow into the retina from the blood vessels. Because of this leakage, the patient experiences blurry and distorted vision, the straight lines appear exceedingly wavy. Central vision is also lost as a consequence. Regular bleeding and the development of abnormal blood vessels cause a scar that impairs central vision permanently.

Dry Macular Degeneration

This type may be recognized by the presence of yellow drusens. These drusens are formed because of deposition of protein in to the retina. When the drusen in the macula are minor, they have little effect on vision. However, when they develop in size and quantity, their eyesight becomes distorted as a consequence. Patients are aware of this when they read it. This is a gradually progressing macular degeneration and requires long term monitoring. The patient has central visual loss at an advanced level.

Symptoms of ARMD

Distorted Vision
Distorted Vision
Blurred Vision
Blurred Vision
Dull Colors
Change in Power of Glasses
Difficulty To Read

Ayurvedic Perspective on Macular Degeneration

Shalakya tantra is the subdivision of Ayurveda that focuses on treating conditions that affect the eye. Ayurvedic practitioners refer to issues affecting the eyes as Drishtigata diseases. According to Ayurveda, age related macular degeneration is caused by an imbalance of the three doshas known as vata, pitta, and kapha in the retina. This may occur in combination or singly. The objective of treatment is to stop or to slow down the progression of the disease and to provide stable vision for longer duration without any complication.

Even though there is currently no cure for macular degeneration, Ayurveda medicines, Panchakarma therapies, and diet correction may give prompt and lasting comfort from the illness. These therapies help to achieve stability with some positive improvement in vision and assist in the symptomatic management of AMD.

Treatment for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

For the AMD treatment, Ayurveda recommends the use of various medicines and practices. Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) therapy options provided at Prakash Nethralaya are:


After oleation and fomentation of the face and neck, a medicinal oil or fresh herb juice is infused into the nostrils. It helps to lubricate and to clean the neurological passages of brain and retina.

Netra Dhara

The age related macular degeneration treatment involves pouring herbal decoctions into the eye from a level of four-finger height. These different formulations help to clean the micro channels of the eye and to provide the optimum nutrition to the eye.

Netra Tarpana

This therapy for age-related macular degeneration uses medicated ghee or juice of certain herbs that is put into the eyes. This process provides nutrition and balance the Vata and Pitta doshas.


This is an Ayurvedic therapy to flush out the toxins from the body and doshas are brought into balance. This is only done if the patient has enough physical strength and has no other metabolic illness.


Pouring of mediacted oil pacifies the Vaat dosha and herbal decoction processed with buttermilk helps to pacify Pitta dosha.

Oral Medicines

Different Ayurveda formulations are used for the treatment of AMD that help to prevent the further degeneration of the macula.

Bidalaka Or Lepa

To apply the herbal paste directly to the eyelid skin is known as Bidalaka or Lepa. Depending on the doshas that have been aggravated, many different paste types may be used: Nimba/neem, Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa), Eranda (Ricinus communis), Shigru, Amalaki, Sandalwoodand so on.

Why Choose Us for Effective ARMD Treatment?

Prakash Nethralaya is treating patients of AMD since 2009 with a high percentage of success. Uncompromised treatment quality is our moto. Age related macular degeneration treatment is done holistically at our center by our Ayurvedic eye specialist. Our doctor will design an Ayurvedic therapy after confirming the diagnosis with extensive tests, such as a vision test, fundus examination, color vision test, and an OCT. Patients have traveled from across India and even other countries to get treatment at this facility, and as a result, many are able to preserve their vision happily and satisfactorily. Our Ayurvedic eye specialists not only provide the best cure but also share valuable eye care tips to keep your eye safe. If you are suffering from ARMD disease and looking for effective treatment then book an online or clinic appointment with our experts at Prakash Nethralaya.

The Benefits of Ayurveda for ARMD treatment at Prakash Nethralaya

Investigates The Root Cause

The Ayurvedic approach to illness looks for the fundamental causes of the disease rather than symptoms. The main causative factor of the disease is removed from the patient's daily routine. Once the diagnosis is confirmed, treatment is decided from the available two directions as per the classics. First one is Shodhan (detoxification) to clean the body with the help of Panchakarma therapies and the another is Shaman (balancing the doshas) by using Ayurveda medicines, diet correction and lifestyle adjustments. Detoxification with Panchakarma improves the efficacy of Ayurveda medicines in chronic and advanced cases.

Medicines Are Safe To Take

Ayurveda medications are not manufactured in a synthetic or chemical form but in their natural state. Because of this, the herbs are gentle on the body, and there is no chance of side effect or adverse reactions, regardless of the length of time the patient takes them. At Prakash Nethralaya, we use the best quality Ayurveda medicines to ensure the safest and fastest recovery. There is in house processing and dispensing of the medicines for our patients. A few medicines are made available from the good manufacturing companies also.

Uses Holistic Strategy

Ayurveda is based on the idea that each person has a distinct personality and body type and, as a result, their treatment. Ayurveda places more emphasis on treating the patient rather than treating the ailment. The physical composition of two different people with the same ailment may need a different therapeutic approach. An Ayurveda expert at Prakash Nethralaya uses this body type analysis and then reaches at a conclusion of diagnosis and the line of treatment. Accordingly our doctors prescribe the diet, lifestyle changes, yoga, Ayurveda medicines, and Panchakarma therapies.

Our Approach To Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatment


Complete detoxification of the body and the eye is done through Panchakarma treatments. For this we need to use Virechan, Nasya, Netradhara, and Kizhiswedan.


Improving the strength of the retinal tissue through Ayurveda therapies. Shirodhara, Nasya, Tharpana, and Anjana are used with specified medicines.

Ayurveda Medicines

Maintaining the strength of the retina through Ayurveda medicines. This is to be followed for longer durations at home along with suggested lifestyle changes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Macular degeneration usually begins between the age of sixty to seventy years. But it is not necessary for every patient.

Not necessarily. A patient with Macular degeneration leads to progressive deterioration of central vision. Timely treatment can prevent the progressive deterioration of the eyesight.

With the Ayurvedic treatment, Macular degeneration can stop progressing.

Yes. Diabetic Retinopathy can directly increase the speed of deterioration. Cataract and Glaucoma also affect the disease on the opposing side.

No. There is no direct relation to age-related macular degeneration and genetics.

Ayurveda medicines, Ayurveda Panchakarma therapies, diet, and lifestyle corrections can undoubtedly prevent the disease’s worsening.

Most patients get stabilization in vision with some improvement in a few percentages by Ayurveda treatment. Consult with an Ayurvedic Eye Specialist to know the prognosis of your disease.

Yes, Ayurvedic treatment for ARMD is completely natural and safe. It is the best treatment because there are no side-effects. It can arrest the progression of ARMD to quite an extent and provide long term relief. Most patients experience positive effects as it improves their eyesight and reduces the symptoms considerably. ARMD eye treatment under Ayurveda takes 15-20 days to manage the signs and symptoms of ARMD.

AMD is most ordinary in aged people, but it can arise during middle age. The risk is raised with age. Other risk factors include white race, smoking, obesity, family history of AMD, and female gender.

ARMD is detected during an all-inclusive eye exam that contains a visual acuteness test and dilated eye exam. The visual keenness test is an eye visual aid test that measures how well you see at diverse distances. In the dilated eye exam, drops are placed in your eyes to amplify, or dilate, the pupils. Your eye care specialize uses a Particular magnifying lens to inspect your retina and optic nerve for signs of ARMD and other eye problems. After the exam, your close-up vision may stay blurred for some hours.

Success Stories of ARMD Treatment​​


My mother has been experiencing the usual symptoms of ARMD for the last few months. After diagnosis and some initial unsuccessful attempts, we turned to Ayurveda. At Prakash Nethralaya, we were received by a very knowledgeable and professional team of Ayurvedic eye experts who worked every day with her to alleviate the symptoms. Thanks to them she is doing much better now and wishes to stay on this course for permanent relief.

Sudha Kulkarni

6 years back, I was diagnosed with ARMD which was progressing at a slow rate. With medication, I experienced some relief but a year ago I was diagnosed with diabetes which worsened the condition. Someone suggested Ayurveda and that’s when we came to Prakash Nethralaya. Dr. Dinesh listened and counseled us with great patience and guided us through the Ayurvedic treatment in a very structured and organized manner. The therapies and medication worked effectively on both my sugar and ARMD and now I can say that we have killed two or more birds with one stone.