Once cataract causes severe vision impairment or blindness it can only be treated surgically and there isn’t a natural cataract treatment that can replace it. However, there are many things you can do to prevent cataract onset or slow down its progression.
• Vitamins work against cataract. Free-radicals in the cells of the lens are a major factor for cataract formation. That is why Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Vitamin A are of utmost importance for eye health and can lower the risk of cataract or delay its progression. Vitamin C, E and A are powerful antioxidants that work against the harmful free-radical molecules. Although more research is needed to establish if these nutrients alone can be used as a natural cataract treatment, providing your eyes with sufficient amounts of those vitamins will surely benefit your vision and your overall health.
• Lutein and Zeaxanthin protect from UV radiation damage. When it comes to natural cataract prevention, lutein and zeaxanthin are two of the most important nutrients. They are found in great amounts in the lens of the eye and protect it from the harmful UV radiation. The best natural sources of these antioxidants are dark green leafy vegetables such as kale, spinach, turnip greens.
• Holding back aging holds back cataract. Although cataract may occur in children and young adults, it is considered to be an age-related eye disorder. Slowing down the natural aging processes in the eye cells can delay the onset of cataract. Some herbs, eating a lot of fruits and vegetables, quitting smoking and limiting alcohol consumption can delay the development of certain age-related changes in the lens of the eye and thus prevent or hold back the progression of cataract.
As you can see there isn’t a single 100% effective natural cataract treatment. Instead, there are various easy lifestyle changes you can make to prevent or delay the onset of cataract and many other eyesight disorders and preserve your natural eyesight for longer.