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Is Cataract Surgery The Only Answer?
I’ve spent more than 30 years exploring the varied dimensions of eye health, and, fortunately, during that time I have seen many positive changes in eye care.
For example, thirty years ago, everyone believed that cataracts were inevitable. Now, research is showing that diet and nutritional supplements can play a role in reducing the chances of developing cataracts – and even in helping to stabilize them.
Thirty years ago, it was virtually impossible to find an eye doctor who had a holistic approach to eye care.
Cataract surgery costs about $3-4,000 an eye. Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgery in the United States. Paying for cataract surgery is Medicare’s #1 expenditure, with approximately 1.3 million cataract surgeries paid for each year.
All of these facts and figures demonstrate two things:
- Everyone agrees, and the facts seem to confirm, that cataracts are an inevitable result of growing older.
- A lot of people are making a lot of money in the business of providing cataract surgery and cataract post-surgery care.
Why would any doctor/businessperson in their right mind want to give up the chance to earn more than $3,000 for less than an hour’s worth of work and instead recommend an alternative that would dramatically reduce his income, save the government billions of dollars a year and naturally prolong the eyesight of the aging population?
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