Refractive Errors (Myopia)

Prevent the progressive increase of the power of glasses naturally through Ayurvedic Treatment & Panchakarma

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Prakash Nethralaya is the best ayurvedic hospital for ayurvedic treatment of Myopia (Refractive Errors), other eye diseases and general diseases.

From Ayurvedic point of view, vision defects are generally due to the aggravation of doshas. Pitta and vata that resides in eyes is responsible for vision. Vitiation of this pitta causes vision problems. Causes like excess use of eyes increase vata which then weakens the nerves in eyes. Because of causes like lack of proper diet, pitta and tissues in eyes do not receive proper nourishment and therefore fail to perform their functions properly. Improper food, bad digestion etc may produce toxins which can block the channels and cause malnourishment of optic tissues. So, myopia treatment in ayurveda includes balancing the energies of the body in addition to therapies that clear eye blockages, nourish and strengthen the optical nerves and tissues to enhance vision. There are various myopia treatments in ayurveda and therapies available that can curb the myopia without any illeffects as of the conventional treatments. These myopia treatments in ayurveda are as follows:

  1. Virechana - It is the best myopia treatment in ayurveda which is used as a purifying procedure for shodhana purpose.
  2. Nasya - Myopia treatment in ayurveda also includes nasya therapy. Administration of herbal oil by the route of nasal cavity is termed as nasya.
  3. Nethradhara – This myopia treatment in ayurveda is done for tired and problematic eyes, and nervous exhaustion, Nethradhara involves the use of natural coolants laced with Ayurvedic powders.
  4. Netra Trapana - Netra Tarpana is used also as myopia treatment in ayurveda as both preventive and corrective treatment for maintaining the ordinary solid state of eyes. A mixture made by gram flour is pasted around both the eyes, and drug is poured onto it such that the drug does not spill from the batter which is set around the eyes.

Myopia or shortsightedness is a common vision condition which refers to difficulty in seeing objects at a distance, but the objects near to you can be seen clearly. It occurs when the shape of your eye causes light rays to bend or refract incorrectly, leads to focus the images in ahead of retina instead of on retina. However in myopia they start converging much ahead of retina, as a result of which the person has blurred vision of distant objects but clear vision of near objects.

Myopia may develop gradually with time, often worsening during childhood and adolescence. It is is the most common cause of impaired vision in people under age 40. Myopia treatment in Ayurveda has effectively stopped further degeneration and improved vision in thousands of patients of all age.


If there is persistent difficulty in clearly seeing things that are far away means that you can't perform a task as well as you wish, its time to get a myopia treatment and see an eye doctor. The doctor can determine the degree of your nearsightedness with the help of various procedures such as:

  1. As part of the testing, you will have to identify letters on a distance chart. This test measures visual acuity, which is written as a fraction, such as 20/40. A person with 20/40 visual acuity would have to get within 20 feet to identify a letter that could be seen clearly at 40 feet in a "normal" eye.
  2. Using an instrument called a phoropter, a doctor places a series of lenses in front of your eyes and measures how they focus light using a portable lighted instrument called a retinoscope. The power is then sort out based on your responses to determine the lenses that allow the clearest vision.

  1. Long eyeball - Myopia occurs when the eyeball is too long, with respect to the focusing power of the cornea and lens of the eye. This causes the light rays to focus at a point ahead of the retina, rather than directly on its surface.
  2. Curved cornea - Myopia can also be caused by the cornea or the eye lens being too curved for the length of the eyeball. In some cases, myopia occurs due to a combination of these factors.
  3. Heredity - Myopia typically begins from the childhood, and you may have a higher risk if your parents are nearsighted.
  4. Age - In most cases, nearsightedness stabilizes in early adulthood but sometimes it continues to progress with age.

Symptoms of myopia may include:

  1. Blurred vision when looking at distant objects.
  2. Partially squint.
  3. Headaches caused by eyestrain.
  4. Difficulty seeing while driving a vehicle, especially at night.
  5. Blink excessively.
  6. Rub his or her eyes frequently.

Myopia can be corrected upto some extent at home, with the help of myopia natural cure and home remedies such as:

  1. One of the most important myopia natural cures is to keep a cotton soaked in rose water over your eyes every day. It helps remove eye strain, nourishes optic tissues, protects vision, and relieves the vata and pitta dosha.
  2. Myopia natural cure also includes a solution of cow’s urine, neem and honey, and it should be applied as an eye drop.
  3. Bath your eyes with lukewarm pure ghee once in a week to cure eye problems and nourish optic tissues.
  4. Palming technique - closing both eyes by using both palms.

As myopia is not a major disorder, it can be prevented with the help of various changes in our daily lifestyle and some prevention tips such as:

  1. Protecting eyes from excess strain, dim light and other causes helps in reducing chances of getting myopia.
  2. Using suitable and mild eye drops and doing eye exercises reduces strain of eyes, improves their health and keeps vision intact for years.
  3. Including green vegetables and fruits such as carrots, leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, berries, almonds etc which contain vitamin A and C are proven to be good for myopia cure and acts as a better myopia natural treatment.
  4. One should avoid using smartphones and screens for a longer duration of time.
  5. Doing eye exercises from yoga is beneficial for myopia cure.

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