Ayurvedic Treatment of Macular Degeneration

Prevent the Progressive Loss of Central Vision Naturally Through Ayurvedic Medicines & Panchakarma Therapies

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

Everything About Macular Degeneration (Stargardt's Disease) & its Treatment

Macular degeneration is a degenerative disease that causes gradual loss of vision. Macular degeneration treatment in Ayurveda focuses on managing its symptoms and arresting its progress through Panchakarma therapies, diet control, and some fundamental lifestyle changes. It is one of the most sought-after macular degeneration treatment in India.  

What is Macular Degeneration?

Macular degeneration or Stargardt's disease is an eye disorder that results from the damage caused to the photoreceptor cells in the macula. People with macular degeneration don't turn blind generally but may feel a gradual loss of vision and face problems while reading, driving, recognizing faces, and many other daily activities. Stargardt's disease starts showing its effect around 10-20 years of age.


Genetic mutations and heredity are the leading causes of macular degeneration (Stargardt's disease). Environmental factors like smoking, obesity, hypertension, and diet play an important role in disease progression.


Visual distortions, loss of central vision, difficulty reading and writing, inability to recognize faces, and difficulty adapting to low light levels are the main symptoms of macular degeneration. Symptoms management is the most crucial part of CNVM treatment in Ayurveda.

Diagnosis and Ayurvedic Treatment for Macular Degeneration

Regular monitoring and checkup with the doctor can diagnose the complications like Cataract, Glaucoma, and Macular Edema timely. It is impossible to cure macular degeneration permanently.  However, Ayurvedic eye treatment for macular degeneration puts a check on the disease's progressive nature for a longer duration. Snehpana, Nasya, Virechan, Tharpana, Netradhara, and Shirodhara/Shirovasti are the main Panchakarma treatments that strengthen the macula.

Prevention and Lifestyle Changes

Ayurveda therapies, herbal medicines, and diet correction can strengthen the vision. Amla Juice, Triphala, green vegetables, high antioxidant healthy and balanced diet, ghee (clarified butter), yoga, and regular exercise will help prevent vision deterioration. These preventive measures are a compulsory part of Stargardt’s disease treatment in Ayurveda.

Symptoms of Macular Degeneration

Blurred Central Vision
Blurred Central Vision
Visual Distortions
Visual Distortions
Difficulty reading and writing
Difficulty reading and writing
Difficulty in adapting low light
Difficulty in adapting low light

Our Approach To Macular Degeneration (Stargardt's Disease) Treatment

Ayurvedic Treatment

Our Ayurvedic eye specialist takes a holistic approach to macular degeneration (Stargardt's disease) treatment. After confirmation of the diagnosis by a series of comprehensive tests like vision test, fundus examination, color vision test, and an ERG to confirm the diagnosis, the doctor plans for the Ayurveda treatment. Patients with Macular Degeneration require staying in the hospital for 21 days of Panchakarma treatment. The use of Ayurveda medicines is necessary to maintain the condition further. The patient requires repetitive Panchakarma treatment at least once a year. You can have a detailed discussion with our doctor over an online video consultation to better understand Macular Degeneration (Stargardt's Disease) and its treatment line.

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Frquently Asked Questions on Macular Degeneration

Ayurveda offers the most effective and inexpensive Stargardt’s disease natural treatment. However, the treatment only manages the symptoms and arrests the progress rate of this disease. Unfortunately, there is no way to reverse macular degeneration.

Ayurvedic treatment is the best macular degeneration treatment. Since it is a degenerative disease, it can only be managed through medicines and therapies. Ayurveda offers natural therapies and medication that keep a check on the progress and symptoms of this problem for a long time without any side-effects.

Some fundamental lifestyle and diet changes can be used to prevent the progress of macular degeneration. A high antioxidant-based diet, amla juice, vitamin A rich food and Triphala can really help in relieving the symptoms of macular degeneration. Yoga and deep breathing exercises are to be compulsorily included in the schedule.

The macular hole treatment in Ayurveda relieves its symptoms effectively while arresting further progress of this disease. However, it is not possible to heal macular degeneration naturally or otherwise.

There is no cure for Stargardt’s disease, it can only be managed and slowed down. The exact cause of this problem is not known yet which makes its treatment tricky and precautionary. The best treatment alleviates its symptoms and slows down its progress for as long as possible.

Ayurveda focuses on effective management of its symptoms and keeping its development minimal for as long as possible through Ayurvedic therapies and medication. Alongside, the patient needs to follow a prescribed diet and compulsory exercises in his routine.

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.