A condition of the eye in which the lens of the eye becomes cloudy is called cataract. This causes vision to worsen, making it especially difficult to see fine details clearly. Some people’s vision is only slightly affected, whereas others might lose their eyesight very quickly. Its progression will depend on things like the exact type of cataract.
Cataracts mostly affect people over 50, and the risk increases with age: About 20 out of 100 people between the ages of 65 and 74 have a cataract.
Mostly cataract is related to aging. Cataract condition becomes very common in older people. A cataract can occur in one eye or both eyes. A person with a cataract in one eye usually goes on to succeed a cataract in the other eye as well.
A cataract condition is not contagious, non-communicable and cannot spread from person to person.
What are the Causes of Cataract?
There are several underlying causes of cataract. These include:
- Ultraviolet radiation
- The long term use of steroids and other medications
- Radiation therapy
- Overproduction of oxidants, which are oxygen molecules that have been chemically altered due to normal daily life.
What are the Signs and Symptoms of Cataract?
A Cataract may cause various complaints and visual changes, such as including blurred vision, difficulty with glare.
A change in glasses helps at the outset once vision begins to change from cataract, however as cataracts continue to progress and opacify, vision becomes cloudy and stronger glasses or contact lenses will no longer improve sight.
Cataracts are usually gradual and usually not painful or associated with any redness or other symptoms unless they become extremely advanced.
Sign and Symptoms of Cataracts can include:
- Poor vision in sunlight.
- Cloudy, blurry, foggy or filmy vision
- Noticeable cloudiness in the pupil
- Double vision or halos around lights
- Frequent changes in eye prescriptions
- Impairment of color vision
What is the Ayurvedic view of Cataract?
According to Acharya Sushruta vision depends on healthy Drishti. When vitiated doshas localize in different patalas of drishti it may result in various visual abnormalities and finally loss of vision.
This is called as timira in initial stage and lingnasha ahead of time. Kapha doshas are for the most part in charge. There are therapeutic medicines for cataract without surgery. Alongside drugs, way of life adjustments is additionally critical.
In Ayurveda cataract is related to timira or linga nasha. Exasperated vata is thought to be in charge of the sign of this infection. One of the properties of vata is to influence things to go away. At the point when the focal point of the eye loses its straight forwardness, the vision ends up noticeably blocked. This condition is called a cataract.
What is the Ayurvedic Treatment of Cataract?
Cataract is the increasing problem so always try to take ayurvedic treatment for it. Ayurvedic treatment provides long-lasting results without causing any side effects on the body. Superlife World HealthCare introduces a kit known as “Cataract Go Kit” for complete treatment of cataract.
Healthy Tips & Diet for Cataract Patients
- Include green vegetables, fruits, whole grains, brown rice in your daily diet.
- Avoid processed & fast food items.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Eat fresh fruit of Amla daily.
- Drink green coconut water, carrot juice, beetroot juice, & apple juice.
- Few exercises like Palming, blinking, rotational viewing, near and distant viewing, viewing upward and down simultaneously are good for your vision. Regular practice of these yoga eye exercises helps to relax eyesight.
- Daily practice of anulom vilom pranayam that helps in curing cataract.