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Aschyotana

INTRODUCTION:

Aschothana is the one of the unique procedure done for the eye disorders. The procedure where the medicated drops are surged on the open eyes from a height of two inches in prescribed format is called as Aschothana.

Aaschotana is the first line of treatment in the eye diseases.

BENEFITS

  • Beneficial in inflammatory conditions of eye
  • Strengthens the nerves and muscles of the eyes.
  • Gives the freshness to the eyes.
  • Increases the circulation of the facial muscles and Facial nerves.

TREATMENT DURATION

20 TO 30 MIN

The treatment duration depends on the consulting physician and the severity of the condition.

TREATMENT COURSE DURATION

7 days, 14 days

The treatment course duration depends on the consulting physician and the severity of the condition.

MODE OF ACTION OF ASCHYOTANA

This is an application of liquid ocular drug in the form of drops in the conjunctiva sac. The number of drops indicated varies from 5-12 drops in the conjunctiva as per the condition.

In Aschyotan the drug in the form of an aqueous solution falls on the cornea and conjunctiva from a safe height of 3”or 4”continuously for about 10 minutes. Here the drug will have an access of entering the conjunctival blood vessels. It may be true that more than one drop will not stay on conjunctiva, but when they are dropped from a little more height, continuously for a longer time and with little more temperature of the solution they will get absorbed more effectively.

As we know that action of most of the topical instillation or application of drugs in the eyes limited to ocular surface i.e. conjunctiva and corneal epithelium. These instillations in some instances can influence the action of ciliary muscles e.g. mydriasis, cyclopegics and IOP lowering drug.

INDICATIONS

  • Refractive errors
  • Dry eyes
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Watery eyes
  • Computer vision syndrome
  • Eye strain
  • Cataract
  • Glaucoma
  • Night blindness
  • Ptosis
  • Stiffness and roughness of the eye
  • Corneal ulcers
  • inflammatory lesions of the eye

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Fever: As the temperature might increase during the therapy

  • Certain infective eye disease
  • Certain cancerous disorders

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