Overview for Netra Prakashika of Ayurveda Shatpannasara: An Ancient Monograph on Eye Diseases
Netra Prakashika is one of the rarest books on ancient Indian expertise in the diagnosis and management of 100 eye diseases. It is divided into three major sections.
The diseases of eye
The management of these diseases
The first section consists of eight chapters to explain the fundamentals, of eye anatomy, its neurological connections and the karmaja causes of eye diseases, the favorable and harmful factors, the external and internal etiological factors of eye diseases.
The second section of four chapters provide in-depth information about the diseases of the lids, corneal opacities, the conjuctival degenerations, systemic causes of blindness and the anomalies of vision.
The last section of two chapters is devoted to prepare eye medicaments like anjana and shiro taila.
Interestingly, the description of diseases in Netra Prakashika is refreshingly different from all the books on eye diseases.
Udaya Shankar (Author)
Udaya Shankar, M.D. (Ayu.) a graduate of SDM College of Ayurveda, Udupi (1987) and post graduate of Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar (1990), is actively involved in clinical practice and teaching at Benaka Ayurveda Centre, Madikeri and KVG Ayurvedic Medical College, Sullia for the last two decades. He has presented research papers and chaired sessions in national level Salakya Conferences.