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Posted on 05-22-2018

Can You Get Rid of Cataracts Naturally - Without Surgery?

If you have cataracts, you've probably heard that the only way to truly get clear vision again is to have your eyes' lenses surgically replaced with clear, artificial ones. This does solve the problem once and for all, but many people are concerned about having surgery. According to some alternative health sites, there may be natural ways to clear up your vision. While there is no guarantee that they'll work, you might find it worth trying these out:

woman being examined by an optometrist

Increase Your Hydration

Drinking a lot of water helps the body flush out toxins like heavy metals, which may accumulate in the lens of the eye. Be careful, though: Too much water can disrupt your electrolytes and cause heart problems – including heart attacks. Adding some extra should be fine, but be wary of suggestions involving extreme amounts.

Improve Your Dietary Intake

Nutrients like lutein and zeaxanthin are essential for eye health, and the eyes also respond well to antioxidants and glutathione. Corn, turnip greens, and eggs are good sources of the former two, and green vegetables are rich in the latter. Avoiding white sugar is also recommended, and the same goes for corn syrup.

Reduce Your Stress Levels

Stress causes a number of harmful physical effects, and some of these – such as cataracts – target the eyes. Reduce your stress levels in healthy ways such as meditation, exercise, and positive affirmations.

Try Adding Digestive Enzymes and Other Supplements to Your Nutrition Plan

Some suggested supplements include superoxide dismutase, bromelain, pepsin, pancreatin, and microbial protease.

Even if you decide to try natural remedies before going for the surgical option, it's a good idea to do so under the supervision of a licensed eye doctor. This is because everyone's system reacts differently, and a doctor can spot and treat any arising problems before they cause permanent damage. Also, if you do decide to get surgery later on, you'll already have a relationship with an eye care professional.

To make an appointment to talk to us about your options and what to expect, contact us at 770-424-2020.

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