Effect of Homoeopathic Ruta graveolens followed by an Individualized Treatment on Progression of Simple Myopia : A Retrospective Study

Author: Dr. Sandeep  S.  Sathye

*Homoeopathic consultant, Department of Homoeopathy, Sathye Eye Research Institute for Alternative Medicines, Pune.

Address for Correspondence:

Dr. Sandeep  S.  Sathye.

Plot no. 4, Sadanand Nagar, Anand Nagar, Hingne (Khurd), Sinhgad Road, Pune  – 411051,

Maharashtra State, India.

E mail – sandeepsathye@gmail.com

Tel. No.- 020-24346849/24459186

Mob. 9850 818 667


Background and aim :

Simple (childhood) myopia is a common variety of myopia that progress during the period of body growth and stabilize by early twenties. Heredity plays an important role in its incidence however increased prevalence and its progression during last few decades especially in Asian countries was mainly attributed to excessive near work. Out of different studies done so far to control myopia, topical use of modern medicine Atropine 1% was found effective in controlling myopia but has side effect, ethical issues and rebound effect after cessation of treatment. Homoeopathy mentions medicines for myopia, out of which Ruta graveolens (Ruta) seems to have more similarity to myopia associated with excessive near work due to its action on accommodation and sclera. In homoeopathy hereditary diseases are treated by use of individualized medicines that helps to correct abnormal susceptibility in an individual. So these medicines were used in this study with an aim to evaluate the effect of Ruta 3C followed by individualized homoeopathic (IH) treatment on annual myopia progression rate in patients suffering from simple myopia.

4.Research Design                                                                                              

Dr Indrajeet P. Shah1, Dr Amit A. Bhasme2

1Reader, Dept of Medicine,
Dr D. Y. Patil Homoeopathic Medical College, Pune.

2Lecture, Dept of Medicine,
Dr D. Y. Patil Homoeopathic Medical College, Pune.

Address for correspondence:

Dr Indrajeet P. Shah

Dr D. Y. Patil Homoeopathic Medical College, Pune.

Objectives of Research

The prime objectives of research are

  1. To discover new facts
  2. To verify and test important facts
  3. To analyse an event or process or phenomenon to identify the cause and effect relationship
  4. To develop new scientific tools, concepts and theories to solve and understand scientific and nonscientific problems
  5. To find solutions to scientific, nonscientific and social problems and
  6. To overcome or solve the problems occurring in our everyday life.


The research design is the conceptual structure within which research is conducted. It provides the back bone structure of the study; it supports the study and holds it together. The research design refers to the researcher overall plan for answering the research question or testing the research hypotheses.

The research design refers to the overall strategy that you choose to integrate the different components of the study in a coherent and logical way, thereby, ensuring you will effectively address the research problem; it constitutes the blueprint for the collection, measurement, and analysis of data. It a detailed outline of how an investigation will take place. A research design will typically include how data is to be collected, what instruments will be employed, how the instruments will be used and the intended means for analyzing data collected.

Hence Research Design is:

  • A framework for the research plan of action.
  • A master plan that specifies the methods and procedures for collecting and analyzing the needed information

•        A strategy for how the data will be collected.

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