Isotine Eye Drop Uses, Benefits and Side Effects
Isotine eye drop is an ayurvedic proprietary medicine used for improving eyesight and treating eye diseases. As per the company’s description about the product and patients’ reviews, it is useful in cases of immature cataract, myopia, color blindness, glaucoma, hypermetropia, diabetic retinopathy, retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, etc. It provides relief in eye stress and helps in computer vision syndrome.
10 ml Isotine Eye Drop contains:
|Palash – Butea monosperma||0.3%|
|Apamarga – Achyranthes aspera||0.3%|
|Punarnava – Boerhavia diffusa||0.3%|
|Yashad Bhasma – Zinc oxide||0.06%|
|Fitkari – Alum||0.4%|
|Satva Pudina – Mentha piperita||0.015%|
|Purified Water||10 ml|
Note: There is a classical medicine known as Netra Sudarshan Ark (Palashanjan), which is used for similar purposes. According to Classical Ayurvedic Text Ras Tantra Sar va Siddha Prayog Sangrah, it has removed spectacles of thousands of patients and very effective for the management of cataract, night blindness and conjunctivitis. It only contains Butea monosperma and it does not contain other ingredients as present in Isotine. According to our opinion, Netra Sudarshan Ark is much safer medicine. Tankan Bhasma and Tuth Bhasma present in Isotine may cause eye irritation in a few people due to its Lekhaniya Karma.
Therapeutically, Isotine is indicated in the following eye problems:
- Immature Cataract (immature opacification of eye lens).
- Myopia (faulty refractive ability of eyes that cause eyesight abnormality and lead to blurred vision for distant objects).
- Night blindness or nyctalopia – inability to see well in poor light.
- Amblyopia (Visual impairment without any apparent organic causes).
- Glaucoma (Optic nerve damage that leads to vision impairment and may progress to blindness).
- Macular Degeneration (The damage or degeneration of macula lutea cells characterized by blurred vision and in some cases, it may cause blindness).
- Retinitis Pigmentosa.
- Solar Retinitis.
- Diabetic retinopathy.
- Color blindness.
- Side effects caused to eyes due to heavy doses of steroids and antibiotic use.
- Vision impairment due to excessive computer use.
- Weakness of eyesight due excessive viewing or watching Television.
- Diminished vision after cataract operation.
- For vision recovery after laser operation of eyes.
- Solar eclipse exposure.
- Electric or welding exposure.
- Age related vision loss.
- Sudden loss of vision due to trauma or after cataract operation, LASIK laser operation, snake bite, retinal detachment operation.
Isotine eye drop may also be useful in cases of vision loss or impairment that may not be listed above. Consult your physician for more information.
Isotine Benefits & Uses
There is a no doubt that Butea monosperma (main ingredient of Isotine) improves vision. Because it is an only ingredient of Netra Sudarshan Ark, a classical proven medicine, which is very effective for several eye diseases including burning sensation in eyes, conjunctivitis, night blindness and immature cataract.
Isotine also contains Butea monosperma in addition to several other ingredients. So, it is also effective for conjunctivitis, night blindness and immature cataract and vision impairments. Its other ingredients may also enhance its therapeutic effects in these eye diseases. Isotine eye drops improve eyesight. Butea monosperma and Boerhavia diffusa present in Isotine work well to prevent denegation of Optic nerve.
Various ingredients in Isotine have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial action. Generally, Butea monosperma, Yashad Bhasma, Achyranthes aspera and Boerhavia diffusa reduces inflammation in eyes. Along with internal medicine including Praval Pishti, Yashad Bhasma, Gandhak Rasayana, Swarna Makshik Bhasma and Mukta Pishti, Isotine can help to treat conjunctivitis effectively.
Likewise, Netra Sudarshan Ark, Isotine is also effective for the management of immature cataract. It slows down the progress of the cataract and may reduce the lens opacity. In various reviews, many people have reported delaying cataract surgery and improvement in vision after its regular use.
However, patients may require cataract surgery in later stages. But Isotine can help to improve eyesight after cataract surgery. Along with its external use, patient may require Saptamrit Lauh, Triphala Ghrita or Itrifal Kishneezi.
Also Read: Natural Remedies for Cataract
Will Isotine eye drops help to avoid cataract surgery?
We are not sure about this if it can help you to avoid cataract surgery. According to our experience, it can help delaying its requirement to some extent.
Comment: Honestly, we do not recommend avoiding or delaying cataract operation if you have mature cataract. Mature cataract means the eye lens is totally opaque. In this case, Isotine might not work. You should have at least 10% vision to get benefits from Isotine.
Isotine eye drops can help to remove spectacles. Spectacles may be removed in about 40 to 50% of cases using Isotine Eye drop. Spectacle’s numbers (spherical or cylindrical) may be reduced significantly in almost every case.
For the best results, patient may also undergo Netra Tarpana (an ayurvedic therapy for eyes) along with Triphala Ghrita. Internally, Saptamrit Lauh and Triphala Churna are very helpful in such cases.
The results with Isotine may vary from person to person. Everyone may not get same beneficial results. Some have reported reduction in spectacles number, and a few reported no benefits at all. Some people may also require other remedies along with it. Consult an ayurvedic physician for more details.
Can I use it while wearing spectacle?
You can use Isotine Eye drops while wearing spectacles, but you should regularly check your eyesight. Isotine can improve your vision and sometimes you may feel some discomfort while wearing same number of spectacles. So, you may require changing your current eyeglasses.
Eye Strain & Blurred Vision
Isotine reduces eye strain, blurred vision and eye fatigue. Along with Badam Roghan Shirin and Saptamrit Lauh it can be more beneficial.
Isotine contains some herbs and mineral compounds, which improves vision by reducing opacity, preserving functions of eye nerve and improving functions of natural lens. So, it can be used in all cases in which vision impairment occurs for improving vision.
Does it help in Myopia (Nearsightedness/short-sightedness)?
In myopia, you can see close objects clearly, but distant objects appear blurred. Isotine improves your distant as well as near vision, but how does it work is not yet established scientifically. However, many patients reported improved distance vision.
Directions for Use
Get your eyesight checked before using the Isotine Eye Drops and note the results. After a few weeks, then undergo eye test and compare the results with previous reports. It will help you to know the progress after using the Isotine eye drops.
|Children under the age of 10||1 drop thrice daily|
|Children aged over 10 years and Adults||2 drops thrice daily|
How often should I use Isotine?
You should instill 2 drops of Isotine eye drops into both eyes three times a day for better results.
How to Instill Eye Drops
- Wash your hands before instilling eye drops to prevent contamination of vial.
- Now put eye drops in the both eyes as recommended dosage above.
- Allow the eyes to close gently for at least 3 to 5 minutes. Blinking many times or squeezing your eyelids tightly may reduce the beneficial effect of eye drops.
Treatment Duration with Isotine
The recommended treatment duration with Isotine is at least 2 to 3 months or up to the consumption of 4 to 10 vials.
Note: One may need more duration to achieve desired results depending on the severity of vision loss or impairment. Some patients may require using it for at least six months or even more.
Side Effects of Isotine
As per description provided by company, Isotine eye drop is safe. No side effect has been reported with its use.
According to our opinion, Isotine contains Tankan Bhasma and Tuth Bhasma, which have Lekhaniya Karma, according to ayurveda. Lekhaniya Karma means reducing action. This action is useful in cases of increased Kapha Dosha, obesity, increased lipids and blockage in the body. This action may also help to reduce lens opacity. However, it may also cause irritation in eyes. Some people may also feel something abnormal (like dust particles) present in their eyes, which produces irritation. This can be considered as side effect of Isotine eye drop. In our clinic, a few people have also reported this side effect.
If irritation in eyes persists, discontinue the use of this eye drops and consult your doctor.
Check its ingredient list if you are allergic to any ingredient. If you are allergic to any of its ingredients, do not use it.
Can we instill Isotine eye drops while wearing contact lens?
The safety profile using Isotine while wearing contact lenses is not well established scientifically, so stay on safer side and do not use it while wearing contact lenses or consult a physician.