Shalakya Tantra

Shalakya Tantra – Branch dealing with ENT (ear, nose , throat) and eye disorders.

It deals with the disease of Urdhva Jatru region i.e. diseases in the organs above the Clavicle or collar bone (Jatru) and their treatment. This branch deals with the diseases of ear, nose , throat and eyes and their treatment.

Ancient ayurvedic texts such as Sushrut Samhita and Ashtang Hridya has described treatment of different types of conjunctivitis and glaucoma, along with surgical procedure of the removal of cataract and cosmetic surgery such as rhinoplasty and auroplasty (repair of traumatized nose and ear). Problems like wax in ear, dryness of eyes etc have also been dealt.