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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 53-55

Shushkakshipaka (dry eye syndrome): A case study

Department of Shalakya, I.P.G.T. and R. A., Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India

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K S Dhiman
Department of Shalakya, I.P.G.T. and R.A., Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-7788.83185

PMID: 21897644

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Abstract Ashru-tear secretion is an integral component of the ocular surface physiology; when compromised (quantitatively or qualitatively) lead to shushkakshipaka (dry eye syndrome) with various ocular discomfort symptoms and ultimately the patient may land in corneal blindness.Local, systemic and environmental factors play a major role in its pathogenisis. Vata& Pitta/Rakta vitiation as per Ayurvedic view point are the major contributing pathological factors in its manifestation. Contrary to the available modern medical treatment / management regimen; Ayurveda propounds a systematic systemic/ holistic treatment approach in the treatment of dry eye syndrome. A patient of shushkakshipaka was treated with such treatment protocol, is presented as a case study in this article

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