Ayurveda could cure blindness

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The Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine (IAIM), in collaboration with Los Angeles-based Doheny Retina Institute, is contemplating research to find an ayurvedic cure for eye diseases like retina pigmentosa (RP), which has no cure in modern medicines.

Professor Bhushan Patwardhan, director of IAIM, told Express, “We are in principal collaboration with Doheny Retina Institute to carry out integrative research on retina pigmentosa. Our endeavour is to conduct research on such eye disorders which have no cure in modern medical science, but which can be treated with ayurvedic medicines.”

He said that retina pigmentosa does not have cure in modern medical science but they can treat the disease in ayurveda. “There are several other diseases which have limited cure in modern science. Hence, the institute is emphasizing to carry out research on such diseases. We have to document it to prove that it has the cure in ayurveda,” Patwardhan said.

According to studies, the prevalence of retinitis pigmentosa (RP) in South India are known to be alarmingly higher in comparison to other parts of the world. “Modern diagnostic parts and knowledge will be utilised in integrative partnership,” he added. (Indian Express)

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