Prakaara Paribhaashaa:

  • The medication applied in the form of ointment to the eyes is termed as Anjana.
  • When the patient has undergone the S`hodhana therapies of Vamana and Virechana and the Niraama Dosha are causing eye diseases, then Anjana should be done.

 

Types:

  1. Lekhana Anjana
  2. Ropan`a Anjana
  3. Snehana Anjana
  4. Prasaadana Anjana

 

Description:Kaala/Vaya/Ahoraatra/Ritu/Bhukta

  • In healthy persons collyrium should be applied daily morning and evening on sunny days.
  • Lekhana type of collyrium should be applied at morning in Kapha dominant eye diseases.
  • Ropan`a type of collyrium should be applied in the evening in Vaata dominant eye diseases.
  • Prasaadanatype of collyrium should be applied at night in Pitta dominant eye diseases.

 

Poorvakarma (Prerequisites):

Patient preparation:

  • The patient should be administered Vamana and Virechana before application of collyrium if indicated.

 

Pradhaanakarma:

  • The physician should open the eye with his left hand and then apply collyrium with the help of a probe held in right hand.
  • The collyrium should be applied from medial to lateral or vise versa as suits the physician. The procedure should be repeated till the medicine is applied properly.
  • If the collyrium is to be applied only over the eyelids then it should be applied with finger alone.
  • The physician should take all the precautions to prevent damage to eye while application.
  • After application the patient should be advised to close eyes and move the eyeballs slowly in all directions.
  • Then the patient should be asked to open and close eyes which will facilitate the spread of medicine to all the corners of eye.
  • The medicine used for collyrium should never be too Teekshn`a (sharp), Mridu (soft), Stoka (small amount), Achchha (clear), Ghana (thick), Karkas`ha (rough), Sheeta (cold) or Tapta (hot).
  • The eyes should never be rubbed or washed immediately.
  • When the irritation in the eyes subsides and when tears start rolling down only then the eyes should be washed with water.
  • Then the remaining medicine should be cleaned from the inner side of upper eyelid with the help of a clean cloth or thumb.

 

Chikitsaa Karma (Benefits):

  • Lekhana (Cleansing the stickiness)
  • Ropan`a (Healing)
  • Prasaadana (Soothing)
  • Netrya (Beneficial for eyes, this is a promotive type of collyrium)
  • Sandnyaasthaapana (Recovery from unconsciousness)

 

Other Description:

  • For Guru Dosha the medicine should be in the form of Pin`d`a.
  • For Madhyama Dosha the medicine should be in the form of Rasakriyaa.
  • For Laghu Dosha the medicine should be in the form of Choorn`a.
  • The medicine in the form of Pin`d`a should be used in the dose of Renuka Beeja if it is Teekshn`a (sharp)The dose should be doubled if the medicine used is Mridu (soft).
  • The medicine in the form of Rasakriyaa should be used in the dose of Vid`anga if it is Teekshn`a (sharp)The dose should be doubled if the medicine used is Mridu (soft).
  • The medicine in the form of Choorn`a should be used in the dose of 2 S`halaakaa if sharp and 3 S`halaakaa if soft.
  • In Sannipaataja Netra Roga with Pakva Dosha collyrium should be applied for 3 days.
  • Anjana should be applied using cold drugs in S`hukti S`huklagata Netra Roga.
  • Teekshn`a Anjana should be administered after taking cut at the indicated site over Pakshmarodha Netra Roga.

 

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