Computer eye syndrome refers to a vision related problem which arises due to prolonged exposure to computer, tablet, e-reader or smartphone screen. As the world is moving towards a digital age, the use of these devices is increasing exponentially. As a result, the adverse effects of exposure to digital screens for long durations is also on the rise. Computer eye sydrome isn’t just one specific problem. Rather it consists of a whole range of problems associated with eye strain and pain. According to an independent research, around 50% to 90% people working on computers have some or the other symptoms related to this syndrome. The symptoms include dry eye, strain on the eye, burning sensations, red eyes, blurred vision, headaches etc.
Due to uninterrupted watching and reduced blink rate of eyes, the tear secretion by lacrimal glands decreases or tears quickly get evaporated and the eye is not properly moistened. This causes the sensation of dry eye and burning in the eyes. Function of Lipid layer is to prevent evaporation of aqueous layer & act as surfactant. Function of Aqueous layer is to supply oxygen to corneal epithelium & wash out debris & noxious irritants. Function of Mucus layer is to help in lubrication. Any type of impairment in any of these layers lead to dry eyes in further causing CVS. Some people tilt their heads at odd angles because their glasses aren’t designed for looking at a computer. Or they bend toward the screen in order to see it clearly. Their postures can result in muscle spasms or pain in the neck, shoulder or back. Many of the time some health problems may make the situation bad. So systemic treatment of other associated factor also very important. Associated health problems are: acidity, indigestion, gases, piles, fistula, fissure, constipation and stress etc.
Computer Vision Syndrome(CVS) has no direct reference in Ayurvedic classics; it can be correlated to symptoms of Shushkakshipaka of Sarvaksiroga. As we know that the doshas are the main reasons behind the ailments that we face. When there is an imbalance in Vatta, Pita and Kapha, it affects our body and mind. The symptoms of Computer vision syndrome is due to imbalance of vata-pita. The remedies include Panchakarma treatment.
Ayurveda remedies for CVS are:
- Netra Tarpana.
- Netra Dhara.
- Netra Sanjeevini.
- Nasya/Shiro virechana.
- Shiro dhara/Shiro Abhyangam and/or Shiro pichu.
- Netrya taladharana.
- Pada Abhyanga.
- Netrya gandhoosha.
Chithrakoota Ayurveda located at Kundapura, Karnataka is a nest for various Ayurvedic remedies. Situated in the middle of green nature, Chithrakoota is a paradise to visit if you are aiming to relax and rejuvenate.
Nasya is an Ayurvedic term, a procedure followed for disorders related to a migraine, throat, nose, ear, sinusitis and any other organ above the neck. Ayurveda purifies these organs and removes vitiated doshas through the nasal openings. The nasal treatment happens in the form of medicated powders, medicinal fumes, nasal oil or medicated juice.
Akshi-tarpana is most often known as Netra-tarpana. In this Ayurvedic therapy, natural and medicated ghee is retained over the surface of eyes for a particular amount of time. Once the eyes are covered with the medicated ghee, the patient is asked to open and close the eyes several times before it is removed. The ghee strengthens and nourishes the eyes and improves the vision. The therapy also involves a gentle massage of the structures surrounding the eyes such as the head and the face before the ghee is removed.
Shirodhara is a form of Ayurveda therapy that involves gently pouring liquids over the forehead and can be one of the steps involved in Panchakarma.
Chithrakoota Ayurveda, Kundapura has an elegant Ayurvedic therapy to cure your tiredness and relax your eyes muscles. Human Eyes are the precious wonders, working every second. With increase in people using the computers, mobiles and all digital devices, human eye is always at risk and must be taken utmost care. Eyes are gods greatest gift and are said to be the best among all sense organs as per Ayurveda. All our life activities are possible only when our vision is proper.