A cataract is formed when the natural lens of the eye hardens and becomes cloudy, resulting in a loss of visual function. Cataracts are a normal part of aging and about 50% of all Americans over 65 have cataracts, as do 70% of those aged 75 and over. Cataracts can affect all ages, however, as they also result from injury, heredity, or medications.The lens of the eyes are transparent, flexible and made of crystalline tissue.
What Causes Cataract and Symptoms of Eye Cataract
Gradual clouding of the lens, with loss of transparency and gradually deteriorating vision, is called ‘the the coming on of cataract’ or cataract formation. This normally occurs in an aging person. However, some newborns can be born with it, or it can be acquired at a young age due to metobolic disorders, e.g., diabetes or galacotose metabolic disorders. Cataracts may follow radiation exposure and excessive exposure to UV light (sunlight), smoke, or alcohol.
Natural Home Remedies For Eye Cataract
- A diet rich in vitamin-B, especially riboflavin, which is found in milk, and vitamin-A, in green leafy vegetables, etc., delay the onset of cataract. Wholegrain cereals and yeast extract added to the diet are beneficial.
- Fresh wheatgrass juice taken daily, and also used as eye drops once a day, is efficacious. It should be consumed immediately after extraction and should be about one-third of a cup, sipped slowly so that the saliva mixes with it. If you find it unpalatable, flavour it with fresh grape juice or a little honey. Wheatgrass juice protects cell membrane and maintains its transparency.
- Use Eyebright herb in drops is excellent for cataracts, this plant can be use internally and is much more effective than commercial eye drops and safer.
- Mix 1 cup of rose petals, 4 tbsp. of raspberry leaves, 4 cups of boiling water. Let the ingredients rest for 30 minutes, strain and use as eye wash.