A comparative clinical study of Shatavari Ghrita aschyotana and Carboxy methyl cellulose 0.5% eye drop in the management of dry eyes with special reference to smartphone users
Keywords:Shushkakshipaka, Dry eye syndrome, Shatavari Ghrita Aschyotana
Advanced technologies like computers, Internet surfing, Smartphone use, T.V., use of Air conditioners, more polluted dusty hot environment etc. has completely changed the World. Due to this long-term exposure to visual display terminal a new group of eye and vision problems has emerged with dry eyes. Dry Eye disease is an inflammation of cornea and conjunctiva due to inadequate secretion of tears. No specific remedial measures have been mentioned for Dry Eye Disease in modern medicine. Considering all the lacunas of established treatment and increased prevalence rate of disease due to changing lifestyle it is necessary to look for alternative therapy which is safe, cheap, easily available, and more effective. Aim: To evaluate and compare the effect of Shatavari Ghrita Aschyotana and Carboxymethylcellulose 0.5%eye drop in patients suffering from Shushkakshipaka (Dry eye syndrome). Material and methods: A total 70 patients of the age group 20-30 years presenting with signs and symptoms of Shushkakshipaka w.s.r. to dry eye disease were selected randomly from OPD of the department of Shalakyatantra. The 35 patients of trial group were treated with Shatavari Ghrita Aschyotana and 35 patients of control group were subjected to Carboxymethylcellulose 0.5% eye drop. Results: Shatavari Ghrita Aschyotana is more effective as compared to Carboxymethylcellulose 0.5% eye drop.
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