A Clinical case study of ‘Vayasthapan gana’ in Tritiya Chaturtha Patalgat Doshdushti with special reference (w.s.r.) to dry ARMD (Age Related Macular Degeneration)

  • Amrut S Salunke
  • Hema R Kolape
  • Madhukar Lahankar
  • Smita M Lone
Keywords: Senile degeneration, rods and cones, retina, macula, blurring of vision, ARMD

Abstract

Senile or age related macular degeneration (ARMD) is a degenerative disease occurs in elderly. This happens due to slow break down of light sensitive cells, meaning rods and cones specifically cones that are arranged in centre of macula in the retina of eye. It causes gradual blurring of vision.  Even if there is gradual loss of vision one is not able to live their life in the way they are used to. Changes may forces somebody to quit their job or recreational activities, may change relationships to their loved ones and friends. The disease causes loss of feelings, lower self esteem, and isolation. They are always worried of being burden to loved ones. Here, a case study has been done to relieve the patient from this stigma and to provide better vision, prolong disease process, and give visual betterment so that pt can work independently
Published
2014-05-09
Section
Case Reports