by Paul Fassa, April 3, 2012
Cataracts are common occurrences among aging humans and often their pets. They can occur among younger humans also. The symptoms are cloudy vision, extreme glare sensitivity, with a sense of trying to see in heavy fog under certain lighting conditions. This occurs after proteins interlock to form a glaze over the eye lens.
The accepted medical advice is surgical intervention, which usually does the trick if you have insurance or can afford up to $5,000 per eye for all the expenses involved. The surgical procedure is an outpatient operation that can be done under mild "twilight" sedation, if you can hold your eyes still.
If that's a problem, you'll need to go under complete anesthesia and sign a waiver explaining there is a slight chance of waking up dead. It appears that fluouroquinolones are appearing in some anesthetic drugs. There have been serious neurological disorders from fluoroquinolones reported.
After the cataract covered lens is removed, a synthetic lens is implanted. Usually both eyes are affected, but only one eye is done at a time, just in case. The improvement is not always 100% or permanent. It's possible for a protein coating to cover the synthetic lens later.
If diagnosed with cataracts, could there be a way get around this scenario? Cataracts do develop slowly. If you can still manage, you may want to take a few weeks and experiment with some alternative treatments at home before surgery.
Alternative approaches for reversing cataracts The alternative approaches will be presented here for educational purposes only, and the sources below the text can lead you to begin more research.
World renowned author/lecturer Dr. Vasant Lad, director of the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, recommends triphala tea eyewashes performed two to three times daily. It's been used successfully for cataracts, glaucoma, pink or red eye, and dry eye. See specific directions here (http://www.scribd.com/doc/59411153/Cataract-Data).
Some glaucoma sufferers use cannabis for effective relief from acute episodes of pain and impaired vision.
Another approach is drinking a shot of strong wheatgrass juice daily along with the eyewashes. A study reported in the January 1, 2005 edition of Biogerontology showed 25 to 40 percent improvement in cataract impaired canines from taking wheatgrass juice orally for one month (1).
The famous master herbalist Dr. John Christopher has his herbal eyebright recipe here (http://www.herballegacy.com/Herbal_Eyebright.html). You can order a prepared herbal eyebright from a link in the recipe page. Several have used it successfully.
Patricia Bragg recommends 1/3 teaspoon of Bragg's organic apple cider vinegar mixed in four ounces of distilled water for drops or eyewash. Hold with eyes closed for two minutes two or three times daily (2).
A Chinese botanical combination called Shihu-Yeguang might be available wherever acupuncture is taught or done professionally. Five bottles of five pills twice a day for a month is a common treatment round (3).
There are naturally based N-Acetyl-Carnosine (NAC) eye drops available on line (4a-b).
Ginkgo or whatever increases blood flow to the brain and ocular area is also recommended. One should consider using two or more alternative approaches. All these remedies should be used with a good diet base.
Antioxidants including vitamin C are important for reversing deteriorating eye health. You can do your own mega-dose vitamin C (http://www.naturalnews.com).
Avoid processed unsaturated trans-fatty acid hydrogenated oils. Consume only good wholesome unsaturated or saturated fats. Disregard the cholesterol propaganda. Make sure you get your fair share of omega-3 fatty acids. Your eyes, brain, and nerve sheathes are composed of fats, including cholesterol.
Add organic veggie juicing and/or green smoothies while avoiding processed foods and beverages.