Ayurveda has described this physiology of vision based on the functions of vata and pitta. Philosophical textbook of ayurveda, Tarka Sangraha, gives certain basics facts of visual process. In authoritative textbooks of Ayurveda, terms like darshana and drik are used to describe the visual process.
faulty lifestyle, Smoking cigarette, tobacco , alcohol consumption, high fat diet and junk food, chronic stress, prolong exposer to bright light, working in computer for long time etc are few example which exerts damage to the Eyes along with age related conditions like cataract, dry eye syndrome, ptosis etc .Clinical conditions which may occur due to faulty life style are Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD), Diabetic/ Hypertensive retinopathy, computer vision syndrome, Myopia, Early stages of retinitis pigmentosa and many.
Time tested procedures like Anjana (collyrium), Aschyotan (eye drop), Snana(bath),Padabhyanga (foot massage with oil), Nasya (nasal application of drugs), Abhyanga (oil massage) are considered as highly effective daily procedures for the preventive&maintenance of eye health.
For the pathological eye disease Various Yogasana’s and Satkriyas like Aaschotana(medicated eye wash),Puta paaka(incinerated herbal juice application on the eyes) Tarpana( Retaining medicated ghee on the eyes) Bidalka (Medicated eye pack),Sekam( Medicated eye drops) are highly beneficial.
In ayurveda retreat hospital we have specialized eye clinic which gives comprehensive eye care for various eye diseases.