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Abstract

SHUSHKAKSHIPAKA WITH ITS MODERN ASPECT- A REVIEW LITERATURE

Vd. Kalpana S. Wakode and *Vd. Snehal U. Shelar

ABSTRACT

Shalakyatantra is one of the full-fledged branch of Ashtanga Ayurveda. The glimpses of its achievements are scattered in ancient literature. The texts of Shushrut Samhita, Ashtanga Hridaya & Ashtanga Samgraha are the real manuals of Shalakyatantra available at present. Shushruta Samhita has devoted first twenty-six chapters in Uttartantra, last chapter of Nidan Sthana, 16th chapter of Sutra Sthana and 22nd chapter of Chikitsa Sthana for Shalakyatantra, they are the foundation stones of Shalakyatantra.[1] In Shushruta Uttartantra, chapter no- 6, “Sarvagata-rogvidnyaniyam” he mentioned Shushkakshipaka, which can be correlated to Dry Eye syndrome. Dry eye disease is a common condition that is characterized by range of signs & symptoms. The prevalence of dry eye is between 5% to 30%.it may be caused by number of factors such as age, hormonal changes (in womens) , eyelid conditions, systemic conditions, adverse environmental influences, & wearing contact lens. Despite wide range of etiology, dry eye disease involves the inflammation of ocular surface & loss of homeostasis of the tear film. The water loss resulting from the evaporation causes tear hyperosmolarity that leads to eye discomfort, tissue damage, & the inflammatory mediators that can be detected at the ocular surface & in the tears.[2]

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