A CLINICAL STUDY ON TRACHOMA & ITS MANAGEMENT WITH HARITAKYADI EYE DROPS
Keywords:Pothaki, trachoma, haritakyadi eye drops
Background: pothaki is one amongst the diseases of lid having multiple follicles resembling red mustard seeds or white mustard seeds, associated with itching, discharge, heaviness in lids etc. Its clinical features closely resemble the trachoma. Trachoma is a specific communicable keratoconjunctivitis usually of chronic in nature caused by the Chlamydia trachomatis, characterized by formation of follicles, papillary hyperplasia and pannus etc.
Aims and objectives: To evaluate the local effect of the haritakyadi eye drops on sign & symptoms and to compare the effect of trial drug and ofloxacin eye drop on the clinical features of trachoma
Methods and materials: The present clinical study was done on 118 patients of trachoma. A haritakyadi eye drop was instilled in group- A, ofloxacin in group - B as a standard control. After enrollment of the patients in the study, vital signs and symptoms of pothaki -trachoma were studied before and after the treatment. Amongst the registered patients 52 patients completed the course of treatment in each group
Results: In group – A, 36.53% patients were got marked improvement and 63.46% patients were moderately improved where as in group - B59.61%patients were got marked improvement, and 40.38% patients were moderately improved.
Conclusion: The haritakyadi eye drop has not showed any side effects as observed through the course of treatment which indicates that the drug is safe in the management of trachoma
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