Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

An Expeditious Recovery from Stye – A Case Study

Prakruthi G., Santosh Kumar Shaw, Hamsaveni V., Sujathamma K.
Department of PG studies in Shalakyatantra (Ophthalmology), 
Sri Kalabyraweshwara Swamy Ayurvedic Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Editor-in-Chief, Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology, Dr R.P.Centre, AIIMS.


Corresponding Author:

Prakruthi G 
PG Scholar
# 10 Pipeline Road, RPC Layout, Vijaynagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka - 560104
Email id: prakruthikalpana@gmail.com


Published Online: 01-NOV-2018
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.7869/djo.402

Abstract
Stye is an inflammation of the glands of the lids, with a suppurative inflammation of the Zeis gland. In Ayurvedic science, based on clinical signs and symptoms, stye is correlated to Anjananamika where the symptoms includes the pidaka (swelling/boil) in the middle or end of the lids, associated with ruja (mild to moderate pain) and daha (burning sensation). A 28 year old male patient approached the Shalakya Tantra OPD (Eye OPD) of our Centre with the complaints of swelling in the left lids since 3 days with mild to moderate pain, mild photophobia and watering of eyes. On examination, the whole edge of the eyelid was oedematous, along with the presence of an abscess in the left inner canthus. With these signs and symptoms, the patient was diagnosed as a case of stye and advised Bidalaka (local application of thin paste of medicaments over the lids) and Aschyotana (eye drops), the local ocular therapeutics of Ayurveda, along with tablet Triphala guggulu and tablet Chitrakadi internally for 3 days. The patient got quick relief from the above symptoms immediately after starting the treatment and got completely cured without any complications.

Keywords :Stye, Anjananamika, Bidalaka, Aschyotana