One of the most common eye problems is the development of cataracts. This condition is characterized by clouding of the lens in the eye, which further causes a reduction in vision. Cataract development takes time, it doesn’t happen overnight, and it may target either or both eyes. Some of the common warning signs of cataracts include blurry vision, poor night vision, problems with bright lights, double vision, faded colors, and halos around light, all of which may result in accidents or difficulty with face recognition.

Although cataract is commonly associated with old age, this condition is by no definition exclusive to the elderly. Many young people tend to develop cataracts due to various reasons, and in fact, this condition is currently the number one cause of vision loss in the world.

Moreover, research has found that the decreased vision due to cataract may raise one’s risk of depression.

There are various risk factors that may be responsible for the development of cataracts. Some of them include eye inflammation, diabetes and family history of diabetes, smoking, and frequent exposure to radiation.

If you or anyone you know is suffering from this condition, please do not despair, because cataracts are not untreatable. The most common method of treatment is surgery, however, you might first want to try some all-natural remedies to help you cure your condition.

A great natural way to prevent or treat cataracts, or any other eye problem, is increasing your consumption of spinach. Doing so will increase your lutein levels and improve the health of your eyes and the eye’s retina. Besides that, this green leafy vegetable is also a great source of vitamin A and carotenoids, both of which help support proper eye health. Another thing to consider including into your diet is Ginkgo Biloba supplements. This supplement enhances the oxygen supply to the eyes and boosts eye health.

Other foods to add to your daily menu for better vision include cherries, blueberries, blackberries, cabbage, and any other food that abounds in vitamin C and E, essential nutrients for good eye health.  Not only will blueberries strengthen your eye blood vessels and prevent retinal damage, but they will also decrease eye pressure and inhibit cataract development.

Apart from eating foods that are beneficial for your eye health, you should also cut your consumption of certain foods that damage your eyes. Eliminate or at least avoid foods that are high in saturated fat and dairy products as these can negatively affect your eyes and even induce the development of cataracts. Also, it is advised against the use of antihistamines in the case of patients with cataract.

Eyebright drops are also considered an effective treatment for cataract. A few drops of these will help alleviate the symptoms in no time. What’s more, eyebright drops have been shown to be more effective than commercial eye drops.

Now, we’ve come to our natural remedy that has the ability to successfully clean the eyes and boost eyesight. Anyone can try it as it is completely natural and safe to use. Its preparation is very easy and you will need just 2 ingredients to make it.

Home Remedy for Better Vision

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of rose petals
  • 4 cups of boiling water
  • 4 teaspoons of raspberry leaves

Directions:

Add the water to a small pot and bring it to a boil. Then, place the rose petals and the raspberry leaves into the boiling water and allow to simmer for a few minutes. Next, let the mixture sit until it cools down, and then strain it. Your remedy is ready!

Wash your eyes with this remedy on a daily basis. Do this with extreme care. By using this remedy regularly, for a longer period of time, you will strengthen your retina and inhibit cataract development.

 

Sources:

National Eye Institute

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