Recurrent corneal erosion is a condition characterized by the disturbances in the epithelial membrane of the corneal tissues. It results in defective adhesions in the epithelium making it prone to recurrent breakdowns. Patients suffering from this condition can seek recurrent corneal erosion ayurvedic treatment in Melbourne. 
Sign and Symptoms of Corneal Erosion
Corneal erosion can cause pain in the eyes and even affect the patient’s vision. The other common symptoms of recurrent corneal erosions may include soreness and redness in the eyes and blurring of vision.
Recurrent corneal abrasion or erosion can be characterized by frequent episodes of pain in the eyes that begins suddenly. It may usually occurs at night or immediately after awakening. The pain may be accompanied by intense redness of the eyes, watering of the eyes, and photophobia. These symptoms can be associated with the de-epithelialization of the corneal tissues.
Causes of Recurrent Corneal Erosion
The most common causative factor for this condition is a superficial injury to the cornea. Even micro-trauma to the corneal tissues due to the use of contact lenses can trigger the development of this disease.
The pathogenesis involved in the development of corneal erosion also includes a poor adhesion of the epithelial tissues to the stroma underlying beneath the cornea.
In most cases, the erosion begins with a clean-cut abrasion in the cornea. Other forms of injuries to the eyes such as burns caused by alkalis, and foreign bodies can also result in corneal erosion.
The other risk factors for corneal erosion may include corneal dystrophies, exposure keratopathy, and dry eye syndrome. Thermal and chemical injuries, herpetic keratitis, and ocular rosacea can also increase the risk of corneal erosion.
Hence, the system of Indian medicine, Ayurveda, recommends treating this illness in a holistic manner. The treatment is aimed at restoring the equilibrium in all functions of the body to prevent the disorders that contribute to the development of corneal erosions.
Recurrent corneal abrasion or erosion is characterized by frequent episodes of pain in the eyes that begins suddenly. It usually occurs at night or immediately after awakening. The pain is accompanied by intense redness of the eyes, watering of the eyes, and photophobia. These symptoms are associated with the de-epithelialization of the corneal tissues. The symptoms intensify due to the rapid eye movement during sleep.
If not managed properly, corneal erosion can cause significant damage to the cornea. It can increase the risk of complications such as Keratoconus, which is a progressive eye disorder that occurs when the cornea becomes thinner and bulges to form an abnormal cone-like shape.
Pterygium is another common complication associated with corneal erosions. It is characterized by a growth of the conjunctival membrane covering the white part of the eyes.
Some patients may develop blepharospasm resulting in a difficulty in opening the lids. Some other complications of this disease include corneal edema and corneal infiltrates. These complications can create obstacles in the routine life of patients as they experience glare or haloes around lights while driving. A regular treatment as recommended by an ayurvedic physician can offer a natural management for scratched eye or any injury to the corneal tissues and reduce the risk of these complications.
Ayurvedic herbs can able to provide scratched cornea pain, swelling, redness etc symptoms relief. Ayurvedic treatments that include the use of herbal remedies and a healthy diet may protect the cornea overall health. The ayurvedic diet includes foods, may promote the healing of the injured tissues and restores the structural integrity of the cornea. This may be helpful to reduce the pain and redness of the eyes and eyesight.
Natural Ayurvedic herbs for scratched cornea given below may be helpful in symptoms of this disease with their therapeutic and preventive potential. These have been used traditionally in many eye disorders.
Amla (Phyllanthus emblica): Amla can help in promoting cornea healing by producing an antioxidant effect. It may protects the corneal epithelium against the damage caused by toxins, free radicals and restores its health. 
Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia): Ayurvedic naturopath may advise patients to use Giloy to improve the eyesight and obtain relief from pain, redness and watering of the eyes. It may work as immune modulator herb.
Pippali (Piper longum): Corneal edema caused due to erosions or abrasions may be reduced by using Pippali herb. This herb may works by producing an anti-inflammatory action. It may also reduces redness and pain in the eyes. 
Guggul (Commiphora wightii): The Holistic ayurveda practitioner at the Melbourne natural medicine clinic may suggest Guggul in recurrent episodes of corneal erosions. The antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and healing properties of this herb may relieve pain and other symptoms of disease. 
Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica): A non-healing corneal ulcer may be managed by using Gotu Kola herb. The anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of this herb may stimulate healing of the damaged tissues and provide relief from the disturbing symptoms. 
Punarnava: Complications of corneal erosion such as corneal dystrophy can be managed effectively by using Punarnava. It enhances the healing of the affected tissues and prevents dystrophy by inhibiting degenerative changes in the cornea.
Patients who are concerned about how to treat corneal abrasion naturally may use herbal remedies that may heal the erosion and prevent further damage. These herbs may protect the corneal tissues against the damage caused by a scratched eye and may inhibit the development of ulcers and abrasions in the cornea.
Patients diagnosed with corneal erosions may seek herbal treatment at the ayurvedic clinic in Melbourne. Ayurvedic practitioner (with ayurveda doctor degree from India) at the Melbourne wellness centre called “Pure herbal Ayurved Clinic” can suggest herbs based on the underlying dosha to restore the balance of three humors, vata, pitta and kapha, in the body and eye tissues. Use of ayurvedic medicine based on the concept of 3 humors or tridosha can able relieve the symptoms of corneal erosion.
Ayurvedic practitioner may also recommend panchakarma detoxification. Panchakarma therapy may protect the eyes by supporting the elimination of harmful toxins from the body.
Dr. Gurnam Saini (Ayurvedic Doctor)
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine from India
MD in Alternative Medicine from India
Certificate in Ayurveda Panchkarma Detox from India
Certificate in Ayurveda Pulse & Tongue diagnosis from India
Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing from Melbourne
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