Herbal Remedies for Hyphema
ABSTRACT Injury or physical trauma can lead to various problems in the healthy state of the body. These injuries can be more problematic when the affected part is the eye. Eye injuries can result in various vision related difficulties or even total vision loss. There could be various causes and consequences of eye injuries which will vary for different conditions. One such condition caused by an injury to the eye is hyphema. It will be discussed along with its symptoms, causes, and ayurvedic perspective, etc. in the following article.
INTRODUCTION The accumulation of blood, specifically red blood cells in the eye is called hyphema. The anterior chamber of the eye between the cornea and iris normally contains clear fluid known as aqueous humor. The accumulation of blood in this anterior part of the eye or between the cornea and iris is referred to as hyphema. The cases of traumatic hyphema is 12 in 100000 in total and that too, almost 70% cases are observed in children. There can be various causes underlying the condition of hyphema which will be discussed as follows. CAUSES There could be various causes and risk factors that may result in the condition of hyphema such as blunt injuries from various activities. The majority of the cases are observed in males between the age of 10 years to 20 years. The injury or trauma may be a result of sports, industrial accidents, falls, fights, etc. There could be various blood related conditions that may make the patient more prone to the condition of hyphema such as leukemia, hemophilia, sickle cell anemia, etc. Excessive intake of some medicines such as anticoagulants or blood thinning drugs can also result in hyphema. The other causes can be eye surgery, infections in the eye, blood clotting problems, cancer in the eye, etc. SYMPTOMS Blunt or penetrating type of trauma can result in traumatic hyphema. A trauma such as blunt trauma can result in increased intraocular pressure. The condition of hyphema will present various types of symptoms such as pain in the eye, the vision may be blurry, cloudy or reddish, etc. The accumulation of fresh red blood can be seen in the anterior or front of the eye. The sensitivity to light is increased. Hyphema is more common in patients with a poor health status or suffering from various diseases such as diabetes, clotting disorders, hypertension, etc. DIAGNOSIS The ophthalmologist will require your detailed medical history including an instance of eye injury previous to the appearance of hyphema. Then, various tests may be required such as examining the intraocular pressure, slit lamp examination, etc. CT scans may also be needed. In cases suggestive of some other underlying condition, tests for sickle cell disease or thalassemia may also be advised. The line of treatment for the condition of hyphema is described as follows. TREATMENT The management of hyphema will begin by firstly analyzing the status of bleeding. Usually there is more bleeding in the first three to five days. This excessive bleeding could result in increased intraocular pressure. The one suffering from hyphema should rest on a bed which is raised on the head side and should avoid eye movement. The medicinal eye drops such as atropine can be used to dilate the pupils and to prevent scarring. The eye should be covered with a patch. Depending on the severity of the condition, surgery may also be required. The ayurvedic perspective of the hyphema will be described as follows. AYURVEDIC ASPECT The hyphema, as described earlier is most commonly a result of trauma, hence it can be correlated with nayan abhigataj roga. The nayan abhighataj roga are classified as the eye disorders that are a result of trauma to the eye and present various symptoms such as vedna (pain), etc. The external trauma will cause disturbance in the internal environment, hence imbalancing the dosha(vata, pitta, kapha). It can be managed through administration of various ayurvedic formulations such as gotu kola capsules, saptamrit loha, jasnoor eye drops, etc. These beneficial ayurvedic formulations will be described as follows. HERBAL REMEDIES FOR HYPHEMA BY PLANET AYURVEDA Planet Ayurveda provides various preparations of natural herbs such as saptamrit loha, jasnoor eye drops, Angel eye vital, Amalaki rasayan etc. which are prepared using authentic ways and provide great results in improving the condition of hyphema. They are prepared strictly according to the procedures described in the samhitas (classical texts) and therefore are very effective in promoting the health of the patient and managing the diseased state effectively.The ayurvedic products beneficial for improving the condition of hyphema are described as follows - 1. Gotu Kola Capsules Gotu Kola Capsules are prepared by planet ayurveda using natural extracts of Gotu kola (Centella asiatica). Gotu kola is also known as mandukaparni. It contains beneficial medicinal properties; it is cool in potency and light on digestion and hence, will help to manage the vitiated pitta dosha. Hence, improves the state of the one suffering from hyphema.Gotu kola has medhya properties i.e. it is very beneficial for improving the neurological health of the body. Dosage - One capsule two times a day. 2. Saptamrit Loha Saptamrit Loha is a classical ayurvedic formulation which contains beneficial ayurvedic components such as amalaki (Embellica offficinalis), Loha bhasma (calyx of iron), yashti madhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra), etc. It is a very effective remedy to balance the vitiated pitta dosha in the body. Saptamrit loha is known to benefit the eyesight and manages various eye related disorders. Hence, will help to manage the hyphema. Dosage - Two tablets two times a day. 3. Dhatri Loha Dhatri Loha is prepared using dhatri (Embellica officinalis), loha bhasma (calyx of iron) and yashti madhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra). Appropriate use of dhatri loha helps to boost vision and eye health. It is also a very rich source of vitamin - c and hence, promotes the healing power of the body. It contains loha bhasma (calyx of iron) as one of the main components and thus, improves various other health conditions such as fatigue, low haemoglobin levels, anaemia, etc.also. Dosage - One tablet two times a day. 4. Angel Eye Vitale Angel Eye Vitale Capsules are prepared by planet ayurveda. It contains a wonderful combination of various beneficial ayurvedic herbs such as amla (Embellica officinalis), gotu kola (Centella asiatica), etc. It helps to improve the eyesight and helps to manage various vision related difficulties. Hence, managing the state of hyphema. The components of the angel eye vitale capsules also help to pacify the excessive vata dosha and thus, improve the overall body condition also. Dosage - One capsule two times a day. 5. Jasnoor Eye drops These eyedrops are being prepared by planet ayurveda using natural extracts of various beneficial ayurvedic herbs such as amla (Embellica officinalis), neem (Azadirachta indica), tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), etc. These eye drops help to balance the vitiated dosha and improve eyesight. Thus, managing the condition of hyphema. Dosage - 3 drops in each eye. Contact my assistant to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at - firstname.lastname@example.org or call at +91-172-5214040 CONCLUSION In a nutshell, it can be concluded that hyphema can be managed well with the use of ayurvedic herbal formulations. The above-mentioned ayurvedic formulations such as dhatri loha, saptamrit loha, jasnoor eye drops, etc. can help to manage the condition of hyphema effectively. One should always be eager to safeguard his health as it is one of the most essential and precious assets of life.