Cataracts are defined as a clouding of the lens of the eye, which stops light from passing easily through the lens, thus blurring vision. Most cases of cataracts are usually associated with aging or caused by complications from other disorders, such as diabetes. Cataracts can form over many years, or they can develop and progress rapidly. Treating cataracts is not impossible, and you don’t even need to have surgery. Here are some ways to treat cataracts naturally.
Vitamin C is the most important antioxidant for the treatment of cataracts. It is effective in treating cataracts because the lens of the eye contains more vitamin C than anywhere in the body. Taking at least 1,500 mg every day can help prevent and treat cataracts.
Taking a high quality daily multivitamin can also help in the treatment of cataracts. It should contain high mineral levels, including zinc, copper, and iron.
Taking supplemental dosages of riboflavin, at 10-50mg/day may work to slow down the progression of cataracts.
Taking 400 to 800 IU of Vitamin E each day can decrease damage done by free radicals, helping to treat cataracts faster.
Another effective vitamin in the treatment of cataracts is MSM. It has been shown to be an effective treatment for cataracts because it contains an element of sulfur, an important element for vision.
Billberry extract (Vaccinium myrtillus Bilberry) is an effective herb in the treatment of cataracts. Bilberry is used to strengthen eye capillaries, fight against infection, and prevent further damage. It works as an effective antioxidant, helps maintain healthy blood flow, and helps bring essential nutrients to the eye area.
Ayurveda has been used as an Indian herbal remedy for thousands of years. Use it to treat cataracts by bathing the eye with a special eye wash made of triphala tea. This herbal remedy will work to clear up any existing cataracts and prevent new ones from forming. The recommended procedure is to wash the affected area in a steeped, cooled tea mixture, up to three times a day.
Drink one cup of green tea each morning to assist in the prevention and treatment of cataracts. Green tea is an excellent antioxidant that also works as a muscle enhancer. The antioxidant properties also promote cell rejuvenation and work to improve eyesight.
Image Therapy has been shown to help patients suffering from cataracts. It consists of different imagery sessions which can done by experts or found in books or tapes. Image therapy helps to strengthen important eye muscles in the patient, thus improving vision and reflexology.
Sit in a steam bath or sauna for 20 to 30 minutes two or three days each week to help clear cataract formation and assist in prevention. The steam from the sauna helps rid the eyes of toxins and cleans pores near the eye to stimulate blood flow directly to the eye.
Avoid eating a lot of fried and greasy foods. These foods add to the cloudiness of the vision and agitate the condition. Try to eliminate any foods from your diet that contain high amounts of sodium, sugar, and saturated fats.
Treating cataracts can be a complicated matter. However, there are many treatment options available. If you are not happy with the medicine your doctor has prescribed, try some of these alternative treatments.