Netra Tarpana is a procedure in which comfortably warm medicated ghee is kept over the eyes for a certain period of time with the help of a specially formed frame ring prepared from black gram powder or similar material that help to retain medicated ghee for certain duration.
Tarpana is useful both in healthy as well as diseased persons. In healthy persons it is carried out to protect the eyes from degeneration due to aging process and to improve the eyesight.
Tarpana is a Snigdha Kriya indicated in Vata Dusta ophthalmic conditions mainly in Dristigata Rogas. It is commonly indicated in macular degeneration, computer eye strain, degenerative conditions, 7th-6th nevre palsies, myasthenia gravis, drooping of eyelid.