When a person develops cataracts, the eye lens become opaque and the person is not able to see clearly, since the opacity of the lens will interfere with vision significantly.
This occurs because the softness and transparency of the eye lens is lost and the lens becomes hard and dry, which makes it difficult for rays of light to pass through the eye lens and reach the retina.
Cataracts form in gradual stages and never happen immediately. First, there will only be a slight cloudiness in the eyes, due to which there will be a partial impairment of a person’s vision, but later it can worsen and the person can become legally blind.
Essentially, the main cause of cataracts is aging and not protecting or caring for the eyes properly, however they are curable through an eye operation.
There are also many home remedies that can help to prevent cataracts and even completely treat mild cases.
Fennel seeds and coriander seeds with brown sugar can help. Mix ten grams worth and take the mixture once in the morning and once in the evening in order to help battle cataracts.
If a person takes six almonds and an equal amount of black pepper and scans the mixture through a coarse sieve, adding sugar, he or she creates an excellent mixture that is a good treatment for cataracts.
Cow’s milk is also considered to be an excellent remedy for a variety of eye problems and at least two glasses should be consumed each day.
Extracted onion juice and pure honey mixed with camphor and ground into a paste can be applied to the eyes to treat the condition as well.
The juice of carrots, spinach and Indian gooseberry can be made into a soup that should be eaten once a day at least for about three months to help cure cataracts.
In order to prevent cataracts from occurring it is important not to expose the eyes to harmful conditions such as radiation, chemicals and solar heat.
When returning home from the outdoors, the eyes should be washed to reduce the strain that has been put on them.
There are also several eye exercises that should be done to strengthen the muscles of the eyes and there are dietary regimens that people with eye problems should follow. They should not eat foods that are pungent, sour, bitter or salty.
Fruits such as apples, oranges, grapes and pomegranates are good for the eyes too, as well as green and yellow bananas.