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Padabhyanga, Timira, Myopia, Kasa bowl, Tila Tail

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Jayshree J Malwe, Vd. Mohan B. Yeole, & Vd. Govind D. Tundalwar. (2020). ROLE OF PADABHYANGA IN TIMIRA W.S.R TO MYOPIA . Ayurlog: National Journal of Research in Ayurved Science, 8(02). Retrieved from


Myopia the  commonest  refractive  error  includes  a  large  section  of  present  day  population.  myopia along  with  other refractive  errors  accounts  for 7 % of  the  causes  of  blindness  in  India. It is  highly  significant  problem.  Myopia is  dioptric  condition  of  the  eye  in which  incident  parallel rays  come  to a  focus  anterior  to  the  light  sensitive part  of  the  Retina.  When  accommodation is  at  rest.  Myopia  is  the  commonest eye  defect  affecting  the  young  eyes and  also called  near  or  short  sightedness[1].  Clinical  factors  related  to vision  disturbance  are  seeing in  Drishtigatrogas and  one  among  these  roga  is  Timira . Blurred  Vision  is mentioned  as  symptom in  12   Drishtigat Vikaras.  Timira is  such  an  eye disease  which  starts  from  Avyaktya darshana and  end  in  complete  loss  of  vision. No  separate  etiological  factors  at the  eye  are  to  be considered  for  Timira . Acharya Sushruta  has described  Timira as  Ghora  roga . that  produce visual  disturbance  due  to  accumulation of  doshas in  various  patalas of the  eye[2].  Due to  changing  life  style  and  excessive use  of  computer,  TV,  mobile  screen  worsen visual  acuity and  produce  various  Netra Rogas  and people  use  mostly  modern  medicine, but  in  Ayurveda with  the  help  many therapies  like  padabhyanga . Padabhyanga is  good  for  eye.  Vagabhata identities 4  major  nerves  in the  feet  that  connect  to  the  eyes.  These  transmit the  effect of  the  medicine  applied  over the  feet  in  the  form  of  massage  [3]  .  Hence  every person  should need  make  use  of   padabhyanga . Major  causes  of  blindness,  for  prevalence disease  like  Timira . Hence  the  study is  made  to  explain  effect  of  padábhyanga to  increase  and  maintain  the visual   acuity.

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