Herbal Remedies for Punctate Inner Choroidopathy

Ancient Reference
Ancient Reference

In this shloka pathogenesis of eye disease (Netraroga) is explained.

Due to the improper dietary and lifestyle habits, the Vata dosha gets pursued in the blood vessels and gets accumulated in the head causes severe pain in the eyes and its other parts.

(Reference: Sushruta Samhita (Uttar tantra) Chapter-1 and shloka-20)

What is Punctate Inner Choroidopathy?

Punctate inner choroidopathy is an idiopathic inflammatory chorioretinopathy, a condition that mainly affects the young females mainly 16 to 40 years of age that are myopic but are relatively rare. Lesions develop on the posterior pole and arise in the layer- retinal pigment epithelium.

What is the Main Cause of Punctate Inner Choroidopathy?

The main cause of punctate inner choroidopathy is unknown. Many theories have stated that it is an infectious thrombosis of the choriocapillary layer by an unidentified organism. It also involves genetic and environmental factors.

What are the Symptoms of Punctate Inner Choroidopathy?

The symptoms may vary from person to person.

  1. Blurring of vision
  2. Photopsia (flashing lights)
  3. Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
  4. A blind spot appears (scotomata)
  5. Loss of peripheral vision
  6. Distorted vision
  7. Inflammation in the posterior part of the eye
  8. Lesions appear at the level of the inner choroid or at the back of the eye
  9. These lesions are present bilaterally in more than half of the patients but most of the times these are asymmetrical.
  10. The area appears grayish white or there is a yellow punctate area.
Herbal Remedies for Punctate Inner Choroidopathy
Herbal Remedies for Punctate Inner Choroidopathy

Differential Diagnosis

This is very important to differentiate the multi-focal choroiditispanuveitis from punctate inner choroidopathy. Multifocal choroiditis requires immunomodulation. The main difference is the presence of vitritis and iritis in patients who are suffering from multifocal choroiditis.

Treatment

Modern medicine generally recommends corticosteroids (given local in the form of injections) to reduce the inflammation. Oral corticosteroids may also be given to improve the vision. But this is not the permanent solution and has various side effects. The condition may be reversed or there may be the chances of its recurrence.

What is the Natural Treatment for Punctate Inner Choroidopathy?

Planet Ayurveda provides various herbal remedies which are prepared from the 100% pure and natural herbs and these formulations are prepared following the principles of Ayurveda. These remedies are purely vegetarian and are free from fillers, additives, and preservatives.

Medicines for problem

1. Bilberry Capsules

Bilberry capsules are formulated with the pure and standardized extract of bilberry. This herb acts as a vasodilator and opens the blood vessels thus lowers the pressure in the eyes. It also improves eyesight. These capsules support eye health and protect the eyes against various eye conditions like cataract, glaucoma, conjunctivitis, pinguecula, macular degeneration, etc. According to Ayurveda, these capsules maintain the dosha, dhatu and mala in the body.

Dosage: 1 or 2 capsules two times a day with plain water after the intake of food.

2. Pitta Balance

Planet Ayurveda offers pitta balance which is excellent for blood pressure. It improves eyesight and also helps in treating muscular cramping. These capsules are prepared from the compounds of calcium i.e., praval pishti (coral calcium), agate calcium (akik pishti), jaharmohra pishti, Mukta pishti (pearl calcium), kamdudha ras and satva of the giloy herb. These capsules restore healthy skin and also act as a natural blood purifier.

Dosage: 1 or 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after the intake of food.

3. Angel Eye Vitale

Angel eye Vitale is a wonderful herbal formulation that gives better results in eye-related problems. These capsules contain vitamin A, vitamin C, copper, lutein, zeaxanthin, beta-carotene, etc. These are used as an antioxidant and eliminate the toxins from the eyes. They provide nutrition to the eyes and improve the blood circulation thus increases the blood flow to the eyes.

Dosage: 1 or 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after the intake of food.

4. Amalaki Rasayana

Amalaki Rasayana is a classical Ayurvedic medicine which is used for rejuvenation and is prepared from the extract of Indian gooseberry (amla). Amla improves the functions and health of various body organs such as eyes, heart, brain, liver, hair, and skin. Being antioxidant and rich in vitamin C, it fights against free radicals and reduces the signs of aging. It also treats headache, eye fatigue, and strain, irritation in the eyes, double and blurred vision, etc.

Dosage: 1 or 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after the intake of food.

5. Punarnava Capsules

Punarnava capsules are prepared from the standardized extract of punarnava. This herb promotes healthy vision and provides strength to eyes. These capsules are helpful in reducing the inflammation, burning sensation in the eyes, headache, eye strain, and dryness. It also promotes normal visual health by protecting the eyes against oxidative stress. As compared to the vitamin C supplements these capsules are helpful in improving eyes health. Vitamin C also acts as  best anti-aging substance.

Dosage: 1 or 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after the intake of food.