Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology

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Case Report - Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology (2020) Volume 4, Issue 1

Management of Disciform keratitis with Ayurvedic ocular therapeutics: A case report.

The purpose of this study is to report a rare case of Disciform keratitis in a 75 years old healthy female, who had presented with 2 days of redness, pain and blurred vision in the right eye. Diagnosis was made based on slit lamp examination which revealed central stromal oedema with descemet’s folds in the right cornea. A rapid response to Ayurvedic ocular therapeutics (kriyakalpas) consisting of bidalaka (application of medicated paste over the closed eyelids), pindi (application of medicated paste enclosed in a fabric material) and aschyotana (eye drops) was observed within 1 week of treatment. There was no recurrence in 6 months of follow-up. A total resolution of keratitis occurred within a short period of time with an effective Ayurvedic management.

Author(s): Veena Shekar, Sujathamma K, Hamsaveni V

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