A Critical review on Computer Vision Syndrome and its Ayurvedic Approach

sarita santosh mulik

Abstract


With the advent of computer, user confront new challenges both at their work places and school systems. By working for long hours using a computer, a compilation of vision and ophthalmic symptoms may develop. These have been collectively called as computer Vision Syndrome. American Optometric Association  concluded that working   at the computer is unnatural for human eyesight and  70-75% of all users who work with the computers have problems with the eyesight.   Torrey (2003) and Graney(2011) have shown that computer users vision related problems are the most frequently reported health-related problems occurring in over 70% of computer users.They have concluded that CVS is a vision disorder that has been  described as the number one occupational hazard of 21st century .Artificial drops can reduce the effects of dry eye in computer vision syndrome. But its preservatives are harmful to eye. So long term use is not possible and effects of artificial drops are  temporary. .CVS can be correlated to symptoms of Shushkaakshipak of Sarvagata Netravyadhi. On critical analysis of the symptoms of CVS on Tridoshik theory of  Ayurveda, as per the road map given by Acharya Charaka,it seems to be a Vata pittajanya vyadhi. In the treatment of CVS,Ayurveda has much to offer through kriyakalpas, eye exercises and medications. Internal administration of Jeevaniya gana ghrita, Tarpan with ghrita prepared by Jeevaniya gana dravyas, Anutaila nasya plays an important role in treatment of CVS.


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Computer Vision Syndrome , Shushkaakshipak

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