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Chikitsaa Prakaara: Aas`hchotana

Prakaara Paribhaashaa:

  • Putting drops of any liquid medicine inside the eye is termed as Aas`hchotana.


  • The patient should be advised to sit inside a room which is free from excessive wind flow. The procedure can be carried out in sleeping position with slightly extended neck.
  • The physician should open the patient’s eye with his left hand and then put the medicine with the help of cotton swab held in right hand.
  • The drops should be applied from the medial corner of eye.
  • 10 to 12 drops should be applied from the distance of 2 fingers from the eye.


  • The eye should be cleaned with a soft, clean cloth.
  • In dominance of Vaatakapha Dosha the eye should be fomented with a cloth soaked in hot water.


  • Vyaapad due to Ati Ushn`a and Teekshn`a medicine – Ruk, Raaga, Drik Naas`ha
  • Vyaapad due to Ati S`heeta medicine – Nistoda, Samrambha, Vedanaa

Other Description:

  • Nowadays a dropper is used instead of a cotton swab for this procedure.
  • Aas`hchotana with sour Dravya is indicated in Arjuna Netra Roga.

Last updated on April 28th, 2021 at 10:42 am

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