Department of Shalakya Tantra

Department of Shalakya Tantra (ENT, Dentistry and Ophthalmology)

Imparts training in areas of specialization like ENT, Ophthalmology, Dentistry and diseases of the head. Special training is given on management of certain eye diseases, conditions like sinusitis, migraine and such other conditions for which Ayurvedic treatment is effective. It was in the field of Ayurveda that the specializations of ENT, Ophthalmology and Dentistry first developed. Traditions of Ayurvedic ophthalmology still survive in Kerala. Traditional experts in this field successfully manage many diseases that affect the eye like diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, macular degeneration and the like. Classical texts of Ayurveda describe a surgical procedure for the management of cataract.