|Q: How old were you then and how did you take this shock?
A: I was about 37 years old then. I lost my hopes and stayed back at my home. For everything I need to depend upon one person.
Q: When did this situation change?
A: Fortunately, I got a chance to meet Dr Narayanan Namboothiri of Sreedhareeyam Ayurvedic Eye Hospital and Research Centre in Kerala near Ernakulam. He checked my eyes and told that he will give life to my Optical Nerves. He asked me immediately to come to his Ayurveda hospital and take the residential treatment for one month. So I went immediately along with my parents and started the treatment.
Q: Can you say something about the treatment?
A: Before the treatment, they record everything through allopathic way.
They started with Thalaipothichchil, Lepam, Tharpanam etc.. The treatment did not involve any surgery and any injection. They wash the eyes with goat milk along with some medicine, They use aloe vera with some herbs and apply it on the forehead. They also pour buttermilk with medicine on forehead.
Q: Goat milk, butter milk? What is the connection between these and your vision?
A: I did not know either but for the first time in many years, here was a person who categorically told me that I could see and I believed him. When I told the eye doctors, they laughed at me. But I had tried everything from the best of institutions and hence it was no great risk.
Q: Very interesting! So what happened?
A: To my surprise, I could see something within six days after the treatment. And when I shared this with the eye doctors, they again laughed at me and told me that it was my own imagination and that there was no way that with my condition, I could ever see. I ignored their reaction and completed the full treatment for a month.
Q: So did your vision improve?
A: Improvement is not the right word. I got my full vision in my left eye, the one that was not surgically operated upon. Since then, for the last 4 + years, I have not taken any medicine or treatment for my left eye. I am now working as Principal in one of the reputed Schools in Vellore.
Q: How did the doctors react to your new state?
A: The doctors in Malaysia were totally taken aback and have now started referring their patients to this facility in Kerala.
Q: One last question. How much did you spend on the conventional and this alternative treatments?
A: I spent close to Rs.6,00,000 for the allopathic treatment and Rs.21,000 (including accommodation and medicine) for the Ayurvedic treatment.
Q: What is your message for people like you who have been afflicted by Diabetic Retinopathy?
A: If I had known about this treatment earlier, I would have saved both my eyes. Hence act immediately if you see any complication in your vision as it may lead to blindness if it is not treated in time.
Thank you Mr Jayaganapathy for sharing your life so vividly for the benefit of many people who.
Mr Jayaganapathy can be reached at (0) 9486971975