This post was written by Ashok Puri, a member of the Indian diaspora in Vancouver.
Ayurvedic eye treatment helped heal my eyes, after Western doctors declared my condition ‘untreatable’.
Some years ago, I had a cataract operation. At the time, I was overly anxious and excited to have my vision improved. Cataract operations are so routine and quick that I couldn’t wait for the results. After the operation, I opened my right eye, expecting 20/20 vision.
Unfortunately, this was not the case. My sight went unchanged and remained at 20/60. I was diagnosed with idiopathic perifoveal telangiectasia shortly after. This is a rare, irreversible condition in which there is leakage of fluid from extra blood vessels around the fovea, a part of the eye that allows sharp vision for reading and watching television. The worst part was not just that this condition can lead to blindness, but that there is no known cure in the allopathic system of conventional medicine.
I was given one option, an expensive non FDA-approved injection called Avastin, which had no guaranteed results.