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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 44-47

Jalukavacharan (Leech) in Anjananamika (External Hordeolum)

Assistant Professor, Dept. Of Agadtantra, MGACH&RC, Salod (H) Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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Amol Kadu
Assistant Professor, Dept. Of Agadtantra, MGACH&RC, Salod (H) Wardha, Maharashtra
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External Hordeolum (Stye) is the most common diseases of the eye which is routinely reported. In such case, hot fomentation, NSAIDs, eye drops of antibiotics are usually preferred. The present case have been treated with leech therapy where leech was applied upon the inflamed part of eye lid only for once. Although in the management of stye, Raktamokashan is indicated but no reports has been published earlier in such conditions. After leech application, severe pain subsided at the inflamed area instantly. It proposes a good and cost effective approach to minimize the pain instantly with Raktamokshana.

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