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Dry Eye syndrome

by Dr Vaid Ji on Sep 22, 2023

Dry Eye syndrome

Dry eyes are a condition that occurs when your tars are not able to provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. It affects the layers of tears that cover your cornea. Dry eyes feel uncomfortable. If you have dry eyes, your eyes may sting or burn .Types of dry eye disease-

There are several types of dry eye disease-

  • Evaporative dry eye-this condition occurs when your tears evaporate too quickly, the common cause is meibomian gland dysfunction.
  • Aqueous deficient dry eye-this condition occurs when your eyes don’t produce enough tears, your lacrimal gland produces your aqueous tears.
  • Mixed dry eye- when some people have aqueous tear deficiency and tear instability. It means your eyes don’t produce enough tears, plus your tear film is unstable.

Causes of dry eye-

This condition happens when –

  • When your tears evaporate too quickly
  • Your eyes don’t produce enough tears
  • Both of these happen together
  • Many factors make you more likely to develop dry eye disease or have symptoms that get worse over time.

Risk factors –

  • Environment and lifestyle factors
  • Medications-certain medications can increase your risk of dry eye including some that treat allergies, depression, glaucoma, blood pressure, menopause and pain
  • Medical conditions- eye conditions, neurological conditions, autoimmune conditions and endocrine conditions can raise your risk of dry eye.
  • Surgeries- some eye surgeries increase your risk of dry eye including LASIK, cataract surgery and surgery on your cornea.


  • Damage to the surface of your eyes, untreated severe dry eyes may lead to eye inflammation, corneal ulcers, abrasion of the corneal surface and vision loss.
  • Decreased quality of life- this condition can make it difficult to perform daily life activities such as reading
  • Eye infections, your tears protect the surface of your eyes from infection, without adequate tears you may have increased risk of eye infection.

Signs and symptoms of dry eye- 

Signs and symptoms which usually affect both eyes may include-

  • Stringy mucus in or around your eyes
  • A stinging, burning or scratchy sensation in your eyes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Eye redness
  • A sensation of having something in your eyes
  • Difficulty wearing contact lenses ]
  • Difficulty with nighttime driving
  • Blurred vision or eye fatigue


Consider wearing wraparound sunglasses or other protective eyewear

  • Add moisture to the air
  • Avoid air blowing in your eyes
  • Be aware of your environment
  • Take eye breaks during long tasks
  • Position your computer screen below eye level
  • Stop smoking and avoid smoke

Management of dry eye syndrome according to Ayurveda-

In ayurveda dry eye syndrome cn be correlated to Shushkakshipaka. This disease is a result of the vitiation of all three doshas vata, pitta and kapha.

Treatment of dry eye syndrome according to ayurveda-

  • Anu taila
  • Rasayana choorna
  • Praval pishti
  • Saptamrita lauha

Panchkarma therapies-

  • Tarpana
  • Putapaka swarasa
  • Ashotana
  • Seka
  • Pindi

Home remedies-

  • Moisturizing eye drops
  • Amla – half tablespoon of amla powder twice a day or for a month is good.amla is rich in antioxidants is one of the very useful herbs for eye care.
  • Apply a warm compress
  • Change your diet – anti-inflammatory and gluten free diet can help dry eye symptoms by eliminating foods that lead to inflammation.

Yoga exercises for Eyes-

  • Palming
  • Blinking
  • Focus shifting
  • Eye rolling
  • Pencil push ups


Eye Dryness Care Kit

1. Nerve Up Tablet
Nerve up tablet is a herbo-mineral tablet and is purely ayurvedic formulation. CAC Nerve up tablets help in balancing the vata doshas. It reduces kapha dosha, and acts as nervine stimulant. It shows effective results in improving the central nervous system. It contains natural ingredients like shudha kuchala, shudha shilajeet,  praval pishti, shankh bhasma etc. These contains natural vatahar properties and helps in curing vata diseases.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice a day with normal water.

2. Detox tablets
It optimizes the balance of Bacteria in the Digestive tract. Detox tablets are 100% natural & safe containing 1gm herbs extract. The herbs used for formulation of these tablets show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-stress, & immuno-modulator properties. The herbs & minerals used for preparation of this churna shows antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immuno-modulator properties. It consist of Parwal Pishti, Shukta Pishti, Giloy Satav, Kamdudha Ras, Jahar Mohra, Akik Pishti, Gandhak Rasayan, Shankh Bhasma, Sutshekhar Ras, Sudhyog Tab, Shwet Parpati, Yavakshaar.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice a day with normal water.

3. Vata Tablet
Vata balance tablet is a rejuvenating blend of herbs is specially formulated to balance Vata doshas without aggravating Pitta or Kapha doshas. It may be used to support overall health and well-being by Vata constitutions with or without food. For those with a dual constitution that includes Vata or a tridoshic constitution, it is an excellent formula for the Vata season, which in most parts of the world is autumn and early winter.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice a day with normal water.

4. Roshani Eye Drop
Roshani Eye Drop is pure Ayurvedic formulation used in problems like frequent travel, work on a computer, and lack of sleep. This eye drops contains herbal ingredients like Nimba (Azadirachta indica), Bhringraj (Eclipta alba), Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Shwet Chandan, Rakta chandan, Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Haridra( Curcuma longa), Gulab (Rosa damascena), Adrak (Zingiber officinale), Bahera (Terminalia bellirica), Pudina (Mentha spicata), Saindhavan lavan, Phitakari, etc. This eye drop soothes up the eyes, prevents infections and clears off particles in the eyes, improves vision.
Dosage: Put one drop in each eye in the morning and at bed time.

5. Triphla Syrup
Triphala Syrup ancient herbal remedy contains equal parts of three herbs like T. Chebula, T.bellirica rox, and E. officinalis. These ingredients are very beneficial for digestive system, maintain bowel wellness, helps in abdominal bloating, and flatulence. Triphala Syrup is tridosha hara. It is used to detoxify the body and support the immune system. It is known for its antibacterial, antioxidant, and antiviral abilities. It is prescribed for treating fatigue and gastric distress, pneumonia, constipation, vaginal infections, piles and eye problems.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablespoon twice a day.