Background & Objectives: Shalakya Tantra is one of the branches of Astanga Ayurveda and Netra roga vigyana is its sub division. Shuhkakshipaka (Dry Eye Syndrome) is one of the Sarvagatha Netra rogas characterized by Gharsha (Irritation), Kunita (Photophobia), Avila Dashana (Blurred Vision), Toda (Pricking type of Pain), Daha (Burning Sensation) and Raktharji (Congestion). All these symptoms can be correlated to the symptoms of dry eye syndrome. Objective of the management of dry eye syndrome (Shuhkakshipaka). Methods : 50 patients fulfilling the inclusion criteria Dry eye syndrome were randomly selected and subjected to the trail. Source of patients : patients were selected randomly from O.P.D. and I.P.D. of shalakya tantra, S.D.M. Ayurvedic college, Hassan. Clinical signs and symptoms were given with suitable scores according to their severity and assessment was based on relief after treatment . the results having P value less than>0.001 were considered as statistically significant in this study. Results:complete remission(100% relief) seen in 12% marked improvement in 32% Moderate improvemtn in 34 % , mild improvement was seen in 18 % patients. Interpretation & conclusion : Mahatiphaladya Ghrita showed significant result in relieving all the symptoms of Shuhkashipaka with maximum of 92 % and minimum of 36 %
Ashwini B. N. and K. Siva Balaji, “Clinical evaluation of efficacy of Mahatriphaladya Ghrita in management of Dry Eye Syndrome (shushkakshipaka)”, IAMJ Journal, vol. 3, no. 2, 2015.