Cataracts are common disease of eyes to cause vision loss and are potentially blinding if untreated .Cataracts are caused by oxidative changes in the lens of the eye which leads to the gradual clouding and impairment of vision .Cataracts affects both eyes but almost one eye is affected earlier than the other .It is very common in aged people .The lens is a clear part of the eye that helps to focus an image on the retina .The retina is the light sensitive tissue at the back of the eye .The lens must be clear for the retina to receive a sharp image .If the lens is cloudy from a cataract the image you
see will be blurred .The lens consist of mostly water and protein .When the protein clumps up it clouds the lens and reduces the light that reaches the retina .The clouding may become severe enough to cause blurred vision .The clear lens slowly changes to a yellowish or brownish color adding a brownish tint to vision .
Types and causes of cataract
– Age related cataract is developed as a result of aging .It is common among the aged people .
– Congenital cataract it may develop in the result of infection ,injury ,birth defects ,they may develop during childhood period .
– Cataracts may develop as the result of diabetes ,hyper tension ,exposure to toxic substances , exposure to some types of radiations ,certain drugs like corticosteriods or diuretics ,ultraviolet radiations
– Traumatic cataracts these form after injury of an eye ,it may develop after many years .
– Other factors like smoking ,alcohol consumption and air pollution also form cataract .
– Vision is cloudy ,blurry .
– Progressive near sightedness in older people .
– Problem in driving at night such as glare from on coming head lights .
– Problem with glare during the day also .
– Double vision
– color in the way you see
– Sudden changes in glasses prescription .
The government of India’s central council of research in homeopathy ,ministry of health and family welfare have stated that the mother tincture of cineraria martima is the success drug of choice which prevents and treat the development of cataract .Cineraria martima or dusty muller is a common herb whose mother tincture is known to dissolve cataracts .It can reverse the existing cataract .Cineraria martima homeopathic eye drops are available at homeopathic medical shops .This is very effective drops for treating cataracts .