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Natural Alternatives for Cataract Treatment Can Improve Vision and Preempt Surgery

Cataract surgery remains one of the most common eye surgeries. It’s an outpatient procedure with local anesthesia. And while it is considered one of the safest procedures, there is still a 5% risk of a problem ? from losing one’s vision to losing the ability to drive, to infection an [...] read more

A Natural and Nutritional Approach to Preventing Cataracts and Staving Off Surgery

It has been over three decades since we dedicated our work to natural healing approaches to cataracts and other eye disorders. And the same questions that were being asked then are being asked now: ?Do nutritional therapies work?? and ?Do the rewards of surgery outweigh the risks?? Our purpose [...] read more

Statins May Raise Risk of Cataracts – Or Not!

More than 30 million Americans ? that’s one in four of those 45 years of age or older ? take statins to combat high cholesterol in an attempt to lower the risk of heart disease. Now a new observational study, published online on Sept. 19, 2013, in JAMA Ophthalmology, found that those who t [...] read more

Cataract Surgery Has Risks, Despite $3 Million Ad Campaign

Cataract surgery is the most performed surgery in the U.S., with 3 million operations each year. But I guess that's not enough for the powers that be. Here comes a new $3-million ad campaign ? from Alcon, the world's largest eyecare company, now a division of Novartis ? to convince the remaini [...] read more

Let the Sun Nourish Your Eyes

The sun isn’t the only thing that makes you squint. Cataracts can too. Word from reality television is that TLC star and Honey Boo Boo matriarch Mama June Shannon has difficulty reading text messages on her cell phone because of cataracts from childhood that went untreated and have left thi [...] read more

To Avoid Cataracts: Don’t Let the Smoke Get in Your Eyes

We all know that there are so many different ways that smoking isn't good for your health. Now, research is adding another: Smoking substantially increases the risk of getting cataracts. The more you smoke, the more recently you smoked, even if you ever smoked one cigarette, your risk of ge [...] read more

AREDS2: Do Supplements Lower Cataract Risk?

The long-awaited follow-up to the 2001 AREDS study, AREDS2 determined that a specific handful of supplements did not lower the risk for cataracts developing. This wasn’t necessarily a surprise. The first AREDS study also found no effect on developing cataracts. In AREDS1, the supplements [...] read more

Exercise Lowers Cataract Risk. How Much Is Enough?

A recent study has, for the first time, linked vigorous exercise to preventing vision loss. Researchers followed over 41,000 runners, ages 18 through 84, more than 7 and a half years. Of the 29,000 men and 12,000 women, at the end of the study, 733 men were diagnosed with cataracts. The number [...] read more

Could Vitamins C and E INCREASE the Risk of Cataracts?

It has been pretty well established over the last two decades that antioxidants - such as vitamins C and E - can play a significant role in maintaining eye health and reducing the risk of cataracts. I've written about it many times on this site. (Enter the terms vitamin C and vitamin E in the Sea [...] read more

Cataract Healing Blogs to See

Search for? "cataract surgery" on the Internet and you'll get some 6 million results. Only "cataract treatment," with over 8 million returns, has more. Yet, look for more alternative solutions and you'll find a drop-off: Cataract treatment by nutrition, 2.7 million. Cataract healing, 1.4 [...] read more

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