Glaucoma is a disease that damages the eye’s optic nerve. The optic nerve is connected to the retina — a layer of light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye — and is made up of many nerve fibers, like an electric cable is made up of many wires. It is the optic nerve that sends signals from your retina to your brain, where these signals are interpreted as the images you see.
In healthy eyes, a clear fluid called aqueous (pronounced AY-kwee-us) humor circulates inside the front portion of your eyes. To maintain a constant healthy eye pressure, your eye continually produces a small amount of aqueous humor while an equal amount of this fluid flows out of your eyes. If you have glaucoma, the aqueous humor does not flow out of the eyes properly. Fluid pressure in the eyes is build up, and over time causes damage to the optic nerve fibers.
Glaucoma can cause blindness if it is left untreated. Only about half of the estimated three million Americans who have glaucoma are even aware that they have the condition. When glaucoma develops, usually you don’t have any early symptoms and the disease progresses slowly.
Ayurveda explains that Pitta dosha, the element of fire and light, governs our eyes. Specifically, the sub-dosha “Alochaka Pitta” lives in the eyes. Alochaka pitta absorbs images and colors, allowing us to take in and digest all of the visual impressions coming to us. When Alochaka pitta is in balance, eyes are healthy, bright, clear, shiny, luminous, and we enjoy sharp eyesight.
If pitta becomes aggravated, we can experience excess heat, anger, frustration, and liver problems. As pitta rises in a person, they become stressed, feel over worked, and eventually burnout. Impaired vision and eye problems are often related to pitta overdrive and liver imbalance. The best remedy is to keep pitta cool and calm with proper foods and daily meditation.
Tarpaka Kapha is responsible for keeping the eyes lubricated, moist and cool. Prana Vata is responsible for the life force that runs throughout the head region, for movement of the eyes, blinking, and sensory perception.
Vata dosha is related with the air element. Hence, an exacerbation in the vata dosha will lead to drying up. When the vata dosha in the body is vitiated, the eye lens loses its moisture and suppleness
Astrological indicators to work on:
The eyes, then, actually have three rulers: Aries, Cancer and Aquarius. And the one that usually causes eye issues is Cancer, although Aquarius is a strong second.
Other than Aries, cancer, Aquarius signs of Venus, Taurus and Libra are to an extent prominent in glaucoma patient charts.
signs: Gemini, Virgo, Libra, Capricorn, Aquarius
planets: Mercury, Saturn, Venus (secondary), Rahu
element: earth and water
signs: Taurus, Cancer, Pisces
planets: Moon, Venus (primary), Jupiter (primary) Saturn (secondary)
signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Scorpio
planets: Mars, the Sun, Jupiter (secondary), Ketu
Apart from this Jupiter rules over Ether element and is responsible for expanding the good or bad of anything.
Nakshatras – Bharani, kritika
Taurus and pisces for eyes as per kaal pursh chart.
Planets Sun, moon, venus.
2nd house for left eye and 12th for right.
As per the data above though 8th lord sun is in bharani nakshatra representing eyes, though exalted but with two quality malefics saturn and mars, second house has ketu and jupiter opposed by rahu and moon from 8th house. As discussed above sign aquarius is mostly responsible for glaucoma. 6th lord mercury is hemmed by malefics on both sides and thus form ‘paap kartaari yoga’ and is with gulika in 3rd with significator of all body fluids venus. As an ascendant lord saturn is debilitated in both D1 and D9. Significator planets of eyes sun and moon are not well placed and aspected. The glaucoma was triggered in the MD of Mars and was discovered and diagnosed in AD of rahu. Mars is combust and with 8th lord and karak of eyesight sun and vata planet and debilitated ascendant lord saturn. Mars a pitta planet with another pitta planet triggers excess heat and vata planet saturn so the disease is triggered the second house is also afflicted and is under aquarius the vata element the 12th lord signifying left eye is afflicted and with ketu in second. So we have clear case of eye disease Glaucoma here.
Here 6th lord sun is under affliction from rahu and is placed with 7th/4th lord mercury owner of 2 kendras. It’s under aspect from Sat+ketu combination in 11th, venus the significator of eye sight problems is debilated. The lord of 64th naves happens to be saturn and 22nd drekana again saturn and rahu. Lord of ascendent is poorly placed in 12th house. Both the karakas of eyes Sun and moon are under malefic influence, Moon from 8th and 3rd lord venus, sun from rahu, saturn, while sun itself is 6th lord here. As per moon chart 6th lord is saturn and 8rh lord mars these two planets are the lords of 2nd and 12th houses of eyes. From the Kaal pursh kundli, taurus is occupied by mars and pisces is occupied by Gulika and is under aspect from saturn in 11th and debilated ven+ moon combine.