Ayurvedic Approach on Computer Vision Syndrome
Nitesh Meghwani and A.B. Deshmukh
Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Computer vision syndrome (CVS) is one among the lifestyle disorder in present era. CVS is a complex of ocular and visual problem due to near work which is experienced during the use of computer and television. It leads to ocular and systemic discomfort. Computer users will often assume awkward postures in order to position their eyes so that they can perform their work and develop musculoskeletal symptoms such as neck, back, and shoulder pain, eyestrain, blurred vision and dry eyes. Modern medicines do not have a definite treatment for this problem except lubricating eye drops whereas Ayurvedic Kriakalpas (i.e. Ayurvedic local ocular therapies) could suggest definite treatment to cure the CVS. Aksitarpan is one of ocular therapies which is done in CVS as it is a local refreshing and nourishing therapy. Anjana is also one of Ayurvedic kriyakalpas which helps in improving the condition of CVS. Yoga and Pranayama has a crucial role in CVS. Regular eye exercise is advised in patients of CVS. Tratak is a method of meditation which involves Concentrating on a single point such as a small object, black dot or a candle flame. Therefore, an Ayurvedic approach in understanding the samprapti and management thereafter is hypothesized for CVS.