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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 161-169

One-and-a-half syndrome and its management with Ayurvedic treatments: A case report


1 Senior Medical Officer, Sreedhareeyam Ayurvedic Eye Hospital and Research Center, Ernakulam, Kerala, India
2 Department of Clinical Research, Sreedhareeyam Ayurvedic Research and Development Institute, Ernakulam, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Aravind Kumar
Sreedhareeyam Ayurvedic Research and Development Institute, Nelliakkattu Mana, Kizhakombu, Ernakulam, Kerala
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/joa.joa_263_21

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Introduction: One-and-a-half syndrome is a condition characterized by horizontal gaze palsy and internuclear ophthalmoplegia. Its risk factors include conditions that predispose to pontine lesions and demyelinating conditions. The symptoms include blurred vision, diplopia, and oscillopsia. Management is addressing the underlying symptom and relieving the symptoms. The case of a 46-year-old hypertensive male who was diagnosed with one-and-a-half syndrome and who underwent inpatient management at an allopathic hospital is presented here. He initially approached Sreedhareeyam's OP division and was prescribed medicine and inpatient management. Main Clinical Findings: On examination, he had blurred vision, diplopia, and one-and-a-half syndrome. Intervention: He underwent an inpatient Ayurvedic protocol comprising of oral medicines, external therapies, and eye exercises. Outcome: Results at discharge and at three subsequent follow-ups demonstrated gradually improved ocular movements and relief of symptoms. Conclusion: This case illustrates that Ayurveda treatments may be explored for this condition.


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