According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, there are about 24.4 million people at the age above 40 that have cataracts, only in America. The main goal of this article is to offer you a remedy that will take care of your problem with this eye condition at once.
First of all, what are actually cataracts?
Cataracts are the clouding and deterioration of the eye lens from age-related thickening which used to occur in older persons that may lead to blindness. However, even younger people are now getting cataracts from what we now understand, is due to unhealthy, imbalanced diet and the unhealthy lifestyle routines, like smoking.
In addition, oxidative damage and free radical 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.
Scientists explain 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 and cataracts.
What are the symptoms of cataracts?
- 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
- Statin drugs for reducing high cholesterol levels
- Hormone therapy
- Corticosteroid medications
How to get rid of cataracts without undergoing surgery?
Even though for cataracts at an advanced stage, surgery seems to be the best treatment option, for cataracts still in an early stage, one should stock up on several natural ingredients which may very well help dissolve them.
One ingredient happens to be castor oil. Castor oil is effective for removing cataracts, but it also treats conjunctivitis, dry eyes, nearsightedness, farsightedness and age-related macular degeneration.
Once one realizes that the main reason for most eye problems is oxidation, one would know the best way to prevent such problems from ever occurring in the first place is to reach out towards antioxidant-abundant foods.
Practitioners of holistic health are well aware of this. They have been using castor oil (which is rich in antioxidants) to reverse cataracts, improve vision, and much more. But you need to be extra cautious not to use the wrong kind, which 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%), organic, cold pressed, hexane-free castor oil. It is best if they came in dark, glass bottles with a drop applicator.
How and when to use castor oil?
It is easy to use castor oil. All you have to do is to apply 1 drop of 100 % organic castor oil in the affected eye. Use castor oil only once on a daily basis. It is best to use castor oil before going to bed because it will lead to blurry vision. Add one drop of castor oil into the eye and close the eyes.
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.
A lot of people who’ve tried this natural treatment say their vision has significantly improved even after the first application. What’s more, their vision kept improving after each application.
Do the treatment 3 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 3 months. It all depends on the degree of your eye degeneration, it is different for everyone.