Treatment of Punctate Inner Choroidopathy with Ayurvedic Herbs

ABSTRACT

Punctate inner choroidopathy is characterized by the inflammation of the vascular layer of the eye, i.e. choroid. It primarily affects young women with nearsightedness (Myopia). Depending upon the various factors in each individual, the signs and symptoms of the disease and its severity may differ. A person with Punctate inner choroidopathy may often develop blurred vision, blind spots, sudden flashes of light, sensitivity to light, floaters, peripheral vision loss, or distortion of vision.

Usually, the people having this disorder have a good prognosis as Punctate inner choroidopathy is self-limiting but in some cases, certain complications like scarring and development of unwanted blood vessels can result in severe damage like vision loss. Here today we will be learning in detail about Punctate inner choroidopathy, its causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and herbal management by Planet Ayurveda’s herbal remedies.

INTRODUCTION

Punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC) is an inflammatory condition that is presented with marked structural changes like punctuate lesion (Yellowish-white in color), multiple, round, and small without the presence of intraocular inflammation. It is a benign disease that can develop complications after one year of development. However, the visual prognosis is usually good. PIC involves both environmental factors as well as genetic predisposition.

Punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC)

CAUSES

The exact cause of the Punctate inner choroidopathy is not known, however, there are certain associated factors that are found to be playing a role in the causation of the PIC and some of the major one are

  • Certain environmental factors like stress or infection
  • Genetic predisposition to autoimmune diseases or inflammatory conditions

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

PIC can manifest in the form of various signs and symptoms. Some of the characterizing signs and symptoms of this disorder are:

  • Myopia or short-sightedness, which is one of the associating factors of PIC as well
  • Blurry vision
  • Usually, the age group of 16 to 40 years of people suffers from this ailment especially women
  • Both the eyes are affected by PIC
  • Inner choroid developing the lesion of yellowish-white in color
  • Partial or complete blind spots, which can be either temporary or permanent
  • Disturbing flashlights in the vision (Photopsia)

DIAGNOSIS

It might be difficult to diagnose a Punctate inner choroidopathy as signs and symptoms I mimic those of other ailments of the eyes like posterior uveitis. However, the exact diagnosis of PIC can be made by differential diagnosis and eliminating the other similar diseases one by one. This can be done by a professional ophthalmologist who conducts physical examination along with the Fluorescein angiography test and visual field testing. The correct diagnosis is crucial as a complete model of treatment can be changed for similar-looking other diseases.

Treatment of Punctate inner choroidopathy

Treatment of Punctate inner choroidopathy can be much difficult and challenging as the complications can arise during the course. However, the people who do not develop complications like scarring or neovascularization might not require treatment but if there are complications vigorous treatment is a must. The general treatment for PIC with complications is immunosuppressive drugs, laser photocoagulation, intravitreal anti-VEGF therapy, surgery, and photodynamic therapy.

On the other hand herbs and minerals used as a remedy in Ayurveda can help in treating PIC naturally and managing the condition. Ayurveda is a science of life which have been practiced initially in India since ancient times and now worldwide. Ayurvedic remedies are natural and safe to use even for long terms. This pathy of medical science helps in managing and treating many diseases that are termed as incurable as per the modern medicine system.

HERBAL REMEDIES BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Ayurvedic pharmaceuticals are the big market in today’s world and you can find numerous herbal products around you. However not all of them are purely natural and effective, you must be wise and attentive while choosing one of them. Planet Ayurveda is the new emerging name in herbal pharmaceuticals that indulges in the manufacture of herbal supplements, products, and medicines which are further used for the treatment of various diseases. No, any additives, dye, colors, fillers, yeast, chemicals, or preservatives are added to these herbal medicines which enhance its efficacy. All the medicines are purely vegetarian, herbal, and natural. For PIC also Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of herbal medicines which help in managing and treating the condition naturally.

Product list

  1. Bilberry capsule
  2. Angel eye Vitale
  3. Brahma Rasayan jelly
  4. Curcumin capsule
  5. Kaishore guggul

Product Description

1. Bilberry Capsule

Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) is the herb or fruit which is used in the standardized form for the manufacturing of Bilberry capsules. Its main action is on the eye and helps in treating various ailments of the organ that too naturally. Bilberry capsules help in opening the blocked blood vessels by acting as a vasodilator and lowering down the blood pressure to normal level, improves blood circulation, also helps in treating chronic venous insufficiency.

Dosage- Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water

2. Angel eye Vitale

These are the multiherbal capsules prepared from extracts of the herbs like Marigold (Calendula officinalis), Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), Carrot seed (Daucus carota), Corn (Zea mays), Pure extract of vitamin C, Vitamin E, Zinc, and Astaxanthin. Angel eye Vitale capsules help in treating the blind spots, flashlights, stress on the eyes, and blurred vision.

Dosage- Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water

3. Brahma Rasayan jelly

It is an effective formula to overcome mental and physical fatigue and stress. Brahma Rasayana jelly strengthens the body and mind both. This herbal formulation is composed of numerous herbs and some of the major ones are Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Bilwa (Aegle marmelos), Shyonaka (Oroxylum indicum), Shalaparni (Desmodium gangeticum), Prishniparni (Uraria picta) etc. Brahma rasayan jelly gives strength to the eyes and relieves the ailments like blurred vision, helps in treating short-sightedness, sudden flashlights in vision.

Dosage- Take 1 teaspoon daily with some warm milk or warm water before or after breakfast

4. Curcumin Capsule

Curcumin is the active compound of the Turmeric (Curcuma longa) and it is the one possessing all the medicinal properties of this herb. It is used in the standardized form for the preparation of the Curcumin capsules. Curcumin capsules help in relieving the inflammation and help to prevent the scarring of the choroid in the eye.

Dosage- Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water

5. Kaishore Guggul

These herbal tablets are used in particularly for relieving the inflammatory condition like PIC. Kaishore guggul tablets are prepared from herbs like Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) etc. All these herbs synergistically work to manage the PIC naturally and relieve the myopia, inflammation of choroid and helps to prevent scarring.

Dosage- Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water

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CONCLUSION

Punctate inner choroidopathy can be very well managed by these herbal remedies as they contain the herbs which have proved and marked effect on eyes and its associated ailments. These remedies even if taken for the long term do not cause any side effects, unlike allopathic medicines.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan
Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical-based treatments.