Tharpanam is a rejuvenation treatment for eyes. Eyes are bathed in pure form of medicated ghee for about 2 to 10 minutes. The treatment strengthens the optical nerves, prevents cataract and gives a cooling effect to the eyes. The procedure is carried out where the patient is made to lie on his/her back on the dhroni and A paste of black-gram mixed with lukewarm water is formed in a receptacle around the orbit and a specially prepared medicate Oil with Brimhana Dravyas is poured over the eyes and the eyes are winked for a minimum time of approximately 35 minutes gradually increasing day by day for a maximum time 50 minutes and gradually decreasing vice-versa. This is often repeated for 7-21 days.
The treatment reduces pain and burning sensation in the eyes, Dry eye syndrome, strengthens the eye muscles, relieves strain on eyes due to computers, driving, late night activities, bright sunlight, welding rays, furnace heat etc. It is a best treatment for eye ailments like refractive errors, retinopathies, fatigue, cataract, ptosis, Ocular muscle weakness etc.