A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which lies behind the iris and the pupil, that can make it harder for you to see. Cataract affect one or both eyes. Some symptoms may inclued fade colors, blurry vision, halos around light, troubles with bright lights and trouble seeing at night. Cataract may result in trouble driving, reading or recognizing faces.
Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40 and is the principal cause of blindness in the world. In fact, there are more cases of cataracts worldwide than there are of glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy combined, according to Prevent Blindness America (PBA)
What Causes Cataracts?
The human lens is transparent so that light can travel through it easily. It has no blood supply and is 65 percent water. Although new cells are being made for the lens continuously throughout our lifetime, many factors combine as we age to cause areas in the lens to become cloudy, hard, and dense. The lens can then no longer transmit a clear picture to the retina where it can be processed and sent through the optic nerve to the brain.
Types of cataracts include:
Age-related cataracts. These cataracts form because of of aging.This is the most common kind of cataract. There are three subclassifications, based on location: nuclear, cortical, and posterior subcapsular.
Congenital cataracts. Babies are sometimes born with cataracts as a result of an infection, injury, or poor development before they were born, or they may develop during childhood.
Secondary cataracts. These develop as a result of other medical conditions, like diabetes, or exposure to toxic substances, certain drugs (such as corticosteroids or diuretics), ultraviolet light, or radiation.
Traumatic cataracts. These form after an injury to the eye.
Dr. Kondrot at the Healing the Eye and Wellness Center in Dade, Fl., believes that the three most important steps you can take to reduce the growth and reverse cataracts are the following:
1) Change your diet to healthy organic living foods. Avoid all kinds of preservatives, GMO foods and corn fructose.
2) Proper hydration is also the best way to reduce your toxic load. So maintain proper hydration. Cataracts are denatured lens proteins (denatured = dehydrated).
3) Be tested for heavy metal poisoning and if heavy metals are present have them treated. The only proper way is to have a six-hour urine challenge test with a provocative agent to measure the heavy metals. If you have elevated heavy metals you need to undergo chelation therapy.
Natural, Surgery-Free Cataract Treatment
Currently, surgery is the primary form of treatment, but there has been some very promising cataract treatment research that could replace the need for invasive procedures.
In a study published in 2002, researchers tested N-acetylcarnosine eyedrops on patients with cataracts, following their progress over two full years. After just six months, vision becomes clearer. Over a six-month period of treatment, more than 41 percent of the eyes treated with N-AC eye drops exhibited improvement in transmission of light through the lens, 88.9 percent showed significant improvement in glare sensitivity, and 90 percent had a significant improvement in visual acuity. In no instances did eyes treated with the drops worsen in any way. Trials have extended for periods of up to two years with only continuingly positive effects being seen.
The research suggests applying one to two drops of N-AC solution in each eye twice daily. The maximum effect on visual acuity generally occurs within the first three to five months of therapy. Those who had their cataracts for less than seven years experienced the quickest and best results. Individuals with cataracts for seven to 15 years obtained good results. While those with cataracts for more than 15 years still showed improvements, they had the
Another option for treating cataracts is a combination of Chinese botanicals called “Hachimi-jio-gan.” In a human study of early cataracts conducted in Japan, Hachimi-jio-gan was associated with lessening of cataracts in 60% of the volunteers. In the USA, Hachimi- jio-gan is available as a formula called Clinical Nutrients for the Eyes, which is available from natural food stores, compounding pharmacies, and the Tahoma Clinic Dispensary.
It is recommend to take 30,000 IU daily of vitamin A (not beta-carotene), and eliminating all sources of sugar and refined carbohydrates from your diet. Your body may pack away excess sugar in the lenses of your eyes, which explains why individuals with type 2 diabetes have a much greater incidence of cataracts.
Why is the public not told about this marvelous development?
Some ophthalmologists do as many as 30 cataract operations per day. The average cost is over $3000 per eye. Do the arithmetic and you will see why they will never have any interest in eye drops. If NAC becomes widely used, they will lose this income. Also, optometrists would lose any kickback fees they may be getting for referring patients to the surgeons. There is a tendency on the part of both ophthalmologists and optometrists to recommend surgery before it is actually needed. The sooner surgery is performed, the sooner they get their money. But, sadly, the roughly 2% of cataract operations that develop serious complications will occur that much sooner in the patient’s life. That is what is so disgusting about the profit-making side of this business. To learn just how widespread this practice is, you only need to do an Internet search for “cataract surgery kickbacks”.
Other cataract remedies include:
*Saffron – In a recent trial, every participant who took the kitchen spice saffron had vision improvements, including those who had cataracts.
*An ancient Egyptian remedy for cataracts consists of placing a few drops of raw organic honey (Manuka honey is the best) in the eyes twice or more each day.
*Consuming plenty of carrots or drinking two glasses of fresh carrot juice daily has been reported to alleviate cataracts.
*Eat two or three cloves of raw garlic daily, chewing slowly, to clean the crystalline lens of the eye.
Give these natural treatments a try, and hopefully they can help you avoid the surgeon’s knife.
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