Alternative & Integrative Medicine

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Whether the Individual’s Particular Prakruti May Play a Key Role as One of the Major Causative Factors for Incidence of Myopia? - A Pilot Study


Sunil Rapolu

Introduction: Prakruti is the individual’s unique constitution on the basis of Dosha dominance. Considering the fact, in the recent past there have been several studies that have been proposed on the basis of some important genetic, biochemical and hematological basis for Prakruti. The aim of the present study was to evaluate that whether the Prakruti has any role in the incidence of myopia?

Method: We conducted this study in healthy young volunteers including the both gender after taking their written consent. The Prakruti of these volunteers was assessed based on a validated questionnaire. After confirming that the primary Dosha ascertained by self-assessment questionnaire, 151 volunteers were shortlisted and grouped into three on the basis of primary Dosha and their visual acuity recorded by using Snellen’s chart (distant vision chart reading) as numerical convention and later converted into percentage. The results were analyzed by applying suitable statistical tests.

Results: As per the results of visual acuity test by using Snellen’s chart (distant vision chart reading) have no relationship with the primary Dosha expressed in an individual.

Conclusion: Individual Prakruti may not be the only one major governing factor for incidence of myopia. Visual acuity variation in different individual may be influenced by many other causative factors too.


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