AYURVEDA MANAGEMENT OF Arma(Pterygium) - A CASE STUDY
Keywords:Netraroga, Arma, Lekhana ,
Arma is one of the very common Suklagata Netraroga. Arma can be compared with Pterygium.The prevalence of this disease mostly seen in Global Rural Community and in central India is about 13%, among adult >30years of age. Asymptomatic nature of the disease and non-availability of medical treatment are the main hurdles in management. More –over recurrence rate is high after surgery. A wide variety of treatment principles are explained in the classics for Arma such as Lekhana Chedana and Anjana. Lekhana Karma is a surgical management indicated for Arma. In this study, Arma is scrapped with Bijapura(citrus medica) Bhavitha Saindhva Lavana using Shalaka. With the help of Sukshma Tikshana Guna and Lekhana Karma dravyas the progression of the Arma towards Krishna Mandala can be reduced and helps to avoid recurrence.