Ayurvedic Treatment for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

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

Watch This Video to Understand your disease, its Ayurvedic Diagnosis and Know How Ayurveda Treats it effectively

Watch This Video to Understand your disease, its Ayurvedic Diagnosis and Know How Ayurveda Treats it effectively

Age-Related Macular Degeneration or ARMD is a degenerative condition that gets worse with age. It can only be slowed down. The Ayurvedic treatment for Age-Related Macular Degeneration focuses on arresting the pace of this disease and providing maximum relief to patients from its symptoms.

What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD)?

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease of old age in which the macula becomes weak. The sharpest vision and the colour vision come from the macula.

Causes of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD)

There is no specific reason for this eye disease. Degeneration of the retinal tissue due to increasing age is the only reason for the symptoms of ARMD.

Types of ARMD

AMD is of two types. The more common is the Dry AMD, and the other is Wet AMD.

  1. In Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration, there occurs deposition of fatty protein spots in the macula called drusens.
  2. In Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration, the abnormal fragile blood vessels grow under the retina, and blood leaks out of them, resulting in a sharp loss of vision.

The vision loss in dry AMD is slower than the wet type.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Symptoms

Seeing central black spots in the field of vision, distorted vision, dullness in the colours along the progressive, painless loss of central vision are the main symptoms of Age-related macular degeneration. Prakash Nethralaya follows a holistic approach and provides effective relief in all these symptoms with Ayurvedic Treatment for Age-Related Macular Degeneration.

Diagnosis & Ayurvedic Treatment of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD)

An eye specialist diagnoses the disease by doing a comprehensive eye examination that includes visual acuity, dilated ophthalmoscopic examination, and OCT test. In Ayurvedic ophthalmology, treatment for ARMD comes under the category of 'Patalgata Vyadhi' which covers all the retinal diseases together.

Since the disease's whole pathology revolves around Vata, Pitta, and Kapha imbalance. Ayurvedic eye treatment for age-related macular degeneration aims to correct the same. Once the desired lifestyle is adopted, the disease starts to heal.

Dry AMD is an outcome of increased Vata dosha and wet AMD is caused when Vata and Pitta vitiate together.

Ayurvedic Treatment of ARMD involves using therapies like Netradhara, Nasya, Tharpana, Anjana, Virechana, and many others as per the requirement of the patient.

Ayurvedic treatment for Age-Related Macular Degeneration can undoubtedly prevent the progressive loss of vision. In many patients, the condition improves with an excellent positive outcome provided the desired approach of Ayurvedic treatment for ARMD eye disease is adopted.

Symptoms of AMD

Distorted Vision
Distorted Vision
Blurred Vision
Blurred Vision
Dull Colors
Dull Colors
Difficulty To Read
Difficulty To Read

Our Approach To Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatment


Complete detoxification of the body and the eye is done by means of Panchakarma treatments. Virechan, Nasya, Netradhara, Kizhiswedan are used for this.


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

Ayurveda Medicines

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

Success Stories of ARMD Treatment

Vipin (Software Engineer)

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 counselled us with great patience and guided us through the 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.

Frequently Asked Questions on Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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.

Why To Choose Ayurveda?

Looks for the Root Cause

The ayurvedic approach of disease looks for the root cause and not merely the symptoms. Ayurveda offers two ways of treatment; One is Shodhan, and the other is Shaman. Shodhan is complete detoxification of the body by Panchakarma therapies. Shaman is balancing the doshas by Ayurveda medicines, diet, and lifestyle changes. Ayurveda medicines always work better in a patient detoxified with Panchakarma.

Safe Medicines

Ayurveda medicines are processed most naturally and not in the synthetic and chemical form. For this reason, the herbs are soft on the body, and there is no risk of side effects even if the patient requires to take them for longer durations. The complete eradication of the root cause ensures the cure and prevents future health complications.

Holistic Approach

Ayurveda is not merely a medical science. Instead, it is a philosophical science too. The basic principles of Ayurveda consider an individual human a specific identity and hence his treatment. Ayurveda gives importance to the treatment of the patient rather than the treatment of the disease. Two patients of the same disease can have different treatments because of the difference in their body constitution.