Everything About Macular Edema & its Treatment
Macular edema is the accumulation of fluid under the retina that burs and fades color for affected eyes. The Ayurvedic treatment for macular edema rectifies the condition with Panchakarma therapies, medications, diet changes, and lifestyle modifications. It is one of the most sought-after macular edema treatment in India.
What is Macular Edema?
Macular edema (ME) is the swelling or fluid accumulation under the central part of the retina. A healthy macula gives us the sharpest vision and helps us to see the colors. With macular edema, vision gets blurry with faded colors. It is recommended to seek retinal swelling treatment as soon as it is realized. Delays may lead to irreparable damage to the patient's eyes.
Macular Edema Causes
The leading causes of macular edema are:
- Age-related macular degeneration
- A retinal vein occlusion
- Inflammatory conditions like uveitis
- Side effects of certain medications
- Eye or brain tumors
- Retinal traction
- Certain genetic disorders
- High pathological myopia
Macular Edema Symptoms
The main symptoms of macular edema are:
- Distorted and blurred vision
- Sudden loss of central focused vision
- Dull colors
- Difficulty in reading and driving
- The heaviness of the eye
- Loss of contrast
Diagnosis and Macular Edema Treatment in Ayurveda
A visual acuity test, Amsler grid, An OCT exam, and a fluorescein angiography test help understand the leaking blood vessels and diagnose macular edema.
Macular edema is a recurrent condition by nature. There can be a relapse of the leakage even after successful treatment by several Anti-VEGF injections.
According to Ayurveda, all three doshas, i.e., Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, are vitiated in macular edema. The macular edema Ayurvedic treatment focuses on the rectification of this vitiation. A correction of the vitiation, correcting the underlying root cause, and rejuvenating Ayurvedic edema medicines help heal the retina's leaking blood vessels.
Ayurveda therapies like Thakradhara, Netradhara, Virechan, Pindi, Vidalak, and Tharpana, can prevent macular edema recurrence.
Diet and Lifestyle Changes
High intake of refined sugar, salt, tobacco, alcohol, fast food, citrus things, spicy and chilies, chronic constipation, weight lifting, and fried foodstuffs can increase the chances of relapse. These preventive measures are a crucial part of macular swelling treatment.
Symptoms of Macular Edema
Distorted and Wavy Lines
Difficulty in Reading and Driving
Our Approach To Macular Edema Treatment
At Prakash Nethralaya, An Ayurveda eye specialist looks for the disease's root cause and evaluates the patient's previous history. The doctor prescribes the treatment by keeping in mind the root cause of the disease and strengthening the leaking blood vessels to prevent the disease's recurrence. A macular edema patient requires staying in an Ayurvedic eye hospital for three weeks for the panchakarma treatment. The Panchakarma treatment is followed by medicines for about six months to even a year, depending upon the underlying root cause. An online video consultation with our Ayurvedic eye specialist can clear all the doubts and decide the treatment line.
Frquently Asked Questions on Macular Edema
Ayurveda offers safe and reliable macular edema natural treatment. Ayurveda defines macular swelling as a Vata, pitta, and Kapha vitiation. This vitiation is corrected with herbal medicines, Panchakarma therapies, and diet changes. Panchakarma therapies ensure that there is no recurrence of leakage in the long term.
Yes, macular edema can be cured. The allopathic treatment of this disease revolves around injections of Anti-VEGF that do not guarantee long term relief. The macular edema Ayurvedic treatment, on the other hand, focuses on both curing and preventing the disease in the long term.
Ayurveda offers the best macular edema treatment. It treats the disease with natural therapies and herbal medicines. The treatment not only cures retinal swelling, but it also prevents relapse of retinal swelling and artery leakage.
The duration of treatment may vary from 2-3 weeks to 2-3 months depending on the patient's condition.
If delayed or left untreated, macular edema can lead to heavy damage to the macula. It can also result in permanent vision loss.
Yes, if it is left untreated then macular edema may result in loss of vision or permanent blindness.
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.
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.
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.