According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, only in the United States, there are about 24.4 million people at the age above 40 that have cataracts in one or both eyes. Statistics even show that the prevalence of this condition in the U.S. is very much on the rise. The purpose of this article is to offer you a remedy that will take care of your problem with this eye condition at once!
But, first of all, let us explain what are actually cataracts?
Cataracts are the clouding and degeneration of the eye lens from age-related thickening which usually occurs in older persons and may lead to blindness. However, even younger people are now getting cataracts from what we now understand, is due to an unhealthy and imbalanced diet, genetics, continued exposure of the eye to the sun’s ultraviolet rays, and the unhealthy lifestyle routines such as smoking.
In addition, free radical damage and oxidative damage contribute to a degenerative eye condition. The foggy and poor eye vision, especially at night, occurs as a result of the clouding of the eyes. If this issue is not addressed in time, cataracts may lead to blindness.
Cataracts can be divided into 3 subclasses:
- Subcapsular cataracts, which form at the back of the lens. These are often seen in people suffering from diabetes or those taking high doses of steroid medications for prolonged periods.
- Nuclear cataracts, which appear in the central zone of the lens. These are usually associated with aging.
- Cortical cataracts, which form on the outside of the lens and work their way in towards the center.
Scientists also suggest that the risk of cataracts is increased by insufficient levels of antioxidants. The good news in all of this is that one can either delay or completely avoid cataract surgery by maintaining their glutathione levels high. This is the most crucial antioxidant in our bodies. Therefore, antioxidant-rich foods can help you treat and prevent vision issues, age-related macular degeneration, and cataracts.
What are the symptoms of cataracts?
Cataracts are very often hard to detect at the beginning. They begin as a slight blurring that has no significant effect on your vision and often goes ignored until it begins to spread. The signs and symptoms of cataracts include:
- Foggy, blurry, filmy or cloudy vision
- Issues with contact lenses and eyeglasses
- Double vision
What causes cataracts?
The primary causes are still to be discovered, however, there are certain factors that have been proven to affect cataracts such as:
- UV radiation from sunlight
- Former eye surgery
- High myopia
- Family history
- Excessive alcohol use
- Former eye inflammation or injury
- Regular use of statin drugs for reducing high cholesterol levels
- Hormone therapy
- Corticosteroid medications
How to get rid of cataracts without undergoing surgery?
When cataracts are at an advanced stage, surgery seems to be the best treatment option, however, cataracts that are still in an early stage, one should stock up on a few natural ingredients which may help dissolve them.
One ingredient happens to be castor oil. Castor oil is not only effective for removing cataracts, but it is also beneficial for treating conjunctivitis, dry eyes, nearsightedness, farsightedness, and age-related macular degeneration.
Once you realize that the main reason for most eye problems is oxidation, you would know the best way to prevent such problems from ever occurring in the first place is to reach out towards antioxidant-abundant foods.
Numerous practitioners of holistic health are well aware of this, therefore they have been using castor oil (which is very rich in antioxidants) to reverse cataracts, improve vision, relieve dry eyes, treat conjunctivitis, reverse age-related macular degeneration, and much more. However, you need to be extra cautious when purchasing castor oil because if you choose the wrong kind, it may have adverse effects on your eyes and health.
Which type of castor oil is the right one?
For the purpose of this natural remedy, it is very important to use only pure (100 percent), organic, cold pressed, hexane-free castor oil. It is best if they came in dark, glass bottles with a drop applicator. In this way, you will make sure that the oil hasn’t been exposed to any oxidation-causing sunlight.
How and when to use castor oil?
It is easy to use castor oil. All you need to do is apply 1 drop of 100 percent organic castor oil in the affected eye. Use castor oil only once a day. It is best to use castor oil before going to bed because after its application, it will make your vision blurry. Add one drop of castor oil into the eye and close the eyes to make sure that the oil remains in contact with the lens for longer.
And if you find crusts at the corners of your eyes the following morning, don’t panic. This is due to the calcification process and is completely normal. Simply wash your eyes with clean, warm water, and know that the castor oil is beginning to work its magic!
Numerous people who have tried this natural treatment say their vision has significantly improved even after the first application. Moreover, their vision kept improving after each application.
Perform the treatment three nights in a row, and if you don’t notice any improvement in your eyesight stop doing it. Even though this type of castor oil is harmless, it might not suit your eye issue.
Some people reported that their eyesight is restored within weeks, some up to three months. It all depends on the degree of your eye degeneration, it is different for everyone.
Pure castor oil is usually very safe for the eyes. However, you should avoid using castor oil if your tear ducts are blocked or when you have an eye infection, In such case, you should use colloidal silver that works wonders and will treat your infection.