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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Monday, May 28, 2018

Herbal Remedies for Vitreous Hemorrhage - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Vitreous hemorrhage is characterized with a sudden change in person's vision. It results from blocking of light moving through vitreous to the retina. The hemorrhage occurs in front of retina in the eyes's posterior section.

It may result due to aneurysm of a blood vessel, a retinal tear, a retinal detachment, trauma and a new blood vessel (neovascularization) of the eye.

Other disorders which can also result in Vitreous hemorrhage includes hypertension, sickle cell anemia, diabetes and carotid artery disease. People who are diabetic become more prone to it, as it leads to the growth of new blood vessels inside the eye.

Vitreous Hemorrhage

These vessels are still weak and begin to bleed easily. So, blindness becomes a major issue among patients who are diabetic and can occur at any age.

SYMPTOMS OF VITREOUS HEMORRHAGE

  • Suddenly vision becomes blurred.
  • Experiencing Light flashes
  • Small spots which seem to float across the area of vision
  • Sudden blindness

CAUSES OF VITREOUS HEMORRHAGE

A hemorrhage which occurs in the vitreous gel can result from a bleeding blood vessel in the retina of the eye. In few cases sudden bleeding starts under the retina and also from the front of the eye. There can be other causes too. Posterior vitreous detachment is another cause in which the vitreous gel contracts as the person gets older. The pulling forces of the gel finally ruptures a very tiny blood vessel in the retina. Apart from this other causes are:

  1. Sickle cell retinopathy
  2. Intraocular tumor
  3. Retinal tear or detachment
  4. Age-related macular degeneration
  5. Retinal arterial macroaneurysm
  6. Ocular trauma
  7. Diabetic retinopathy
  8. Retinal vein occlusion

TREATMENT OF VITREOUS HEMORRHAGE

Treatment for vitreous hemorrhage depends on the cause and severity of the disease. In case of retinal detachment the doctor may advice for surgery.

  1. Monitoring
  2. Cryotherapy
  3. Intravitreal injections
  4. Vitrectomy surgery
  5. Laser treatment

SOME DO'S AND DON'TS

1. Eat Well

One should eat a healthy diet for healthy eyes:

  1. Green vegetables including spinach, kale, collards
  2. Salmon, tuna, oily fish
  3. Nuts, beans, Eggs
  4. Oranges
  5. Oysters and pork

2. Quit Smoking

Its best to avoid smoking as it can lead to life threatening eye problems like cataracts, damage to optic nerve, macular degeneration etc.

3. Wear Sunglasses

One must always select the right pair goggles to guard the eyes from sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Excess of exposure leads to cataracts and macular degeneration.

Your shades must be able to block 99% to 100% of both UVA and UVB rays. Polarized lenses are best known to reduce glare while you driving or waling in sun.

People wearing contact lenses should also wear sunglasses for extra protection.

4. Use Safety Eyewear

Try to wear safety glasses or protective goggles while working in an environment which is hazardous and airborne materials.

While playing ice hockey, racquetball or lacrosse chances of eye injury are more. It's advised to wear Helmets with protective face masks along with sports goggles to guard your eyes.

5. Always Look Away From the Computer Screen

Otherwise it may lead to:-

  • Trouble focusing at a distance
  • Dry eyes
  • Headaches
  • Neck, back, and shoulder pain
  • Looking at the computer or phone screen for too intervals leads to:
  • Eyestrain
  • Blurry vision

When you feel your eyes are dry, blink more.

Give enough to your eyes every 20 minutes. In case of headache or itching do consult a good doctor.

Herbal Remedies For Vitreous Hemorrhage

1. Arjuna Capsules

Arjuna capsules are prepared with the pure extract of herb Arjuna (Terminalis arjuna).The bark of the tree contains natural alkaloids, which are very useful to cure the bleeding.

Benefits: It helps to control the bleeding, hence these capsules are effective in controlling bleeding. These capsules help to remove the blockage in the vessels. The Arjuna capsules act as an anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and analgesic.

Dosage: 1 capsule, twice daily.

2. Bilberry Capsules

Bilberry capsules is obtained from pure herb named as Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus). This herb is packed with anti- oxidant properties and also helps to strengthen the muscles of eyes. It is also good to improve the blood circulation in all parts of body.

Dosage: One capsule two times in day with milk or water after meals.

3. Pitta Balance Capsules

It helps to restore the balance of Pitta (Fire energy) in the body. These capsules consists of calcium compounds and herbs. Jawar Mohra Pishti Compound, Kamdhudha Ras Compound, Mukta Pishti (Pearl) Compound Parval Pishti (Coral) Compound, Akik Pishti (Agate) Compound, , Giloy Satva (Tinospora cordifolia).

Benefits: Our body consists of three energies Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Pitta Balance capsule helps to balance the aggravated pitta dosha in the body. It provides cooling effect to the body. Pitta Balance helps to restore the balance of fire energy in the body leading to excellent results in bleeding and burning sensation.

Dosage: 1 capsule, twice daily.

4. Amalaki Rasayan

Planet Ayurveda offers amalaki rasayan in the form of capsules and free from any colors, preservatives and chemicals. Amalaki rasayan is prepared from the pure extract of herb Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) with a specific process. This herb commonly called as Indian gooseberry and has great medicinal importance in Ayurveda. This herb is packed with hematogenic properties and helps in production of red blood cells.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules two times in a day with plain water after meals.

Contact my assistant to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at - costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or call at +91-172-5214030

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