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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Clinical Evaluation of Efficacy of Mahatriphaladya Ghrita and Anu Taila Nasya in the Management of Computer Vision Syndrome

Nandini Jadhav, Shashi K Vedi, Bharti, Bhagwan S Sharma

Keywords : Anu taila,Computer vision syndrome,Maha triphaladya ghrita,Nasya,Tarpana

Citation Information : Jadhav N, Vedi S K, B, Sharma B S. Clinical Evaluation of Efficacy of Mahatriphaladya Ghrita and Anu Taila Nasya in the Management of Computer Vision Syndrome. J Res Ayurvedic Sci 2018; 2 (3):156-163.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10064-0052

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-00-0000

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Background: Computer vision syndrome (CVS), also referred to as digital eye strain, describes a group of eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged use of a computer, tablet, e-reader, and cell phone. According to Ayurveda, this type of exposure to Tejas (light) along with some unwholesome diet and regimen leads to vitiation of Pitta along with Vata.

Aim and objectives: To assess the clinical efficacy of Mahatriphaladya ghritam and Anu taila nasya in CVS.

Materials and methods: A prospective, open-label study was carried out at Central Ayurveda Research Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases, New Delhi under Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences. Sixty-two patients satisfying the selection criteria were enrolled from the outpatient department (OPD) and were administered Nasya (nasal insufflation) with Anu taila in a dose of 8 to 8 drops in the morning for 7 days followed by Akshi tarpana with Mahatriphaladya ghrita for 3 consecutive days in the morning which was repeated at an interval of 15 days. Mahatriphaladya ghrita was also given orally in a dose of 5 mL twice a day with lukewarm water for a total of 42 days. The outcome was assessed by seeing a change in signs and symptoms of CVS assessed by using a visual analog scale (VAS) score. Paired sample t-test was used to compare mean change from baseline to subsequent visits (8th, 26th and 42nd day). A p value of <0.05 was considered significant.

Results: A significant (p <0.001) improvement in chief complaints was observed at all subsequent visits and follow up (56th day) as compared to baseline. Statistically highly significant effect (p <0.001) was found in Schirmer's test on completion of treatment as compared to baseline.

Conclusion: This study revealed the efficacy of Mahatriphaladya ghrita and Anu taila nasyam in the management of CVS.

Keywords: Anu taila, Computer vision syndrome, Maha triphaladya ghrita, Nasya, Tarpana.

How to cite this article: Makhija D, Dua M, Ota S, Jadhav N, Vedi SK, Bharti, Sharma BS, Khanduri S, Rana R, Singhal R, Srikanth N, Dhiman KS, Clinical Evaluation of Efficacy of Mahatriphaladya Ghrita and Anu Taila Nasya in the Management of Computer Vision Syndrome. J Res Ayurvedic Sci 2018;2(3):156-163.


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