Symptoms of Cataracts

There is an effective way to treat the symptoms of cataracts. It's a treatment that works by boosting your intracellular glutathione. This is backed by science and research showing that this is an effective cataract symptom treatment.

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What are Cataracts?

Cataracts can be defined as the clouding of the transparent lens of the eye. It is a condition where the lens becomes fogged, resulting in decreased vision, eventually blindness.

To better understand the symptoms, consider the description of the types of cataracts.

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Types of Cataracts and Descriptions

The normally clear lens of the eye develops a clouding, usually on a small part of the eye. In some instances, it can involve a large portion of the eye. Small cataracts do not need to be removed. Large ones that block the light require removal to restore vision.

Cataracts can develop in both eyes at the same time. Cataracts are not related to eye use, are not related to cancer nor are they cancer and usually they develop over a period of many years. It should be noted that the development of cataracts does not mean that permanent blindness is inevitable.

In many cases, you will not be aware of the beginning of the developing of cataracts. If it develops in the center of the eye, hazy, fuzzy or blurred vision or sometimes double vision will be notable. An increased sensitivity to light and glare may be one of the symptoms. Night driving may be difficult.

The normally black pupil may appear yellowish or even white.

Congenital or Infantile Cataracts: Cataracts occurring at birth or during the first year of life are called congenital or infantile cataracts. The treatment is surgical correction to maintain normal vision development.

Nuclear Cataracts: When the cataract develops in the central portion of the lens, the most common type, is called a nuclear cataract.

Cortical Cataracts: When the opacity is most visible in the outside of the lens is is called a cortical cataract.

Subcapsular Cataracts: When the opacity develops next to the lens capsule. This happens most commonly near the back portion of the capsule. Subcapsular cataracts can develop quickly and have more sudden affect on vision than nuclear or cortical cataracts.

Senile Cataracts The aging process can cause the lense to harden and turn cloudy. Called senile cataracts, they are the most common type, occurring as early as age 40. Children and adults can develop cataracts.

Signs and Symptoms of Cataracts

Progression is usually slow and there is no pain. The cloudiness may only affect only a small portion of the lens and no vision loss will even be noticed.

As the cataracts grow, more of the lens will be involved eventually impairing vision.

Signs and Symptoms List

Clouded, blurred or dim vision
Increasing difficulty with night time vision
Sensitivity to light and glare
Visualizing Halos around lights
Need for brighter light for reading and other activities
Frequent need to change eyeglass or contact lens prescription
Fading or yellowing of colors
Double vision in a single eye

Sun light, lamps, or oncoming auto headlights may seem too bright. This is due to the change in refraction that the cataract causes in the incoming light. Driving will become disconcerting and even dangerous.

Cataract Causes and Risk Factors

Most cataracts are caused by changes in the chemical composition of the lens. These changes are caused by various things that cause stress. A number of studies indicate free radical production and oxidation damage that happens within the lens is the problem. This results in a loss of transparency.

Aging, diseases, injuries to the eyes, heredity or birth defects can all contribute to this. Cataracts appearing in children are often hereditary, can be caused by infection or inflammation. Eye injuries can bring on cataracts at any age. Cuts, impact, puncture, intense heat or chemical burns that damage the lens can resulting in a traumatic cataract. Some diseases like diabetes and eye diseases can result in a secondary cataract.

Cataract formation can be accelerated by heavy metal and the resulting toxic stress. Such metals included bromide, cobalt, cadmium, nickle, lead. Cigarette smoke can expose people to cadmium .

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The symptoms of cataracts are not readily noticeable until it progresses.

Diagnosis is usually through a medical eye examination. Tests to measure glare sensitivity, contrast sensitivity, night vision, color vision, and side or central vision are used to make the diagnosis.

Due to the slowness of the development of age related cataracts, many patients do not notice visual loss until it has become severe. Cataracts may remain small and never need treatment. Others may grow more quickly and progressively get larger. When a cataract begins to interfere with normal activities of daily living is it time to consider surgery.

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While there is some controversy, Hair Analysis is a viable option. Check out the link for the pros and cons (ironic use of words here as the two studies against it were literally perpetuated by means of a con.

We do not recommend for or against it. We do not feel it is a waste of money. The chances are, most people already have a heavy metal exposure in their body and need to take steps to remove it.

There is also a 6 hour urine test where an agent is used to measure the heavy metals. If you have elevated heavy metals, while some sites recommend chelation therapy, we believe the same can be accomplished with diet and life style changes.

Treatment of Symptoms of Cataracts

Cataract Surgery

Surgery is only recommended at the point vision loss interferes with activities of daily living.

The focus of this is not to review the cataract symptom treatments of surgery. Rather it is to introduce the options that can help you avoid surgery.

Options to Improve Vision

This involves a common sense approach. It will take time but in our experience, success is possible.

Diet: To get the best nutritional benefit from your diet, switch to an organic raw food diet. When we say raw, this also means living foods. If a seed or nut can be sprouted, it is alive and has numerous health benefits. Once it is roasted or toasted, it has far less benefit.

Avoid all processed foods, MSG, preservatives and especially the GMO foods and the toxic poisons within. It is essential to reduce processed sugar intake. No corn syrup or processed sugar of any kind.

Fluid and Electrolytes: Beyond hydration, we also need salt to improve the ability for our body to keep the water within us and allow it to do its job. Cataracts are basically the result of dehydration. Learn more at

Heavy Metals: If you have amalgam fillings or worked in an industry that exposed you to heavy metals, it is safe to assume you have high levels in your body. Boosting your glutathione will help get the metals and the toxins from these out of your body.

Some have had their fillings removed. This is simply trading one problem (mercury) for another (plastics).

What about implants? These pose a similar problem. The post are usually made of titanium. Some people are allergic to titanium. Even if you are not, it is not natural for our body. The only option is cubic zirconium implants. However, note that you will need to do additional research about oral or dental spirochetes. There are dentists that will not do the implants until the spirochetes are totally brought under control.

Oxidative stress is implicated in cataract formation. Also, there is an increased risk of developing cataracts if there is a decrease in glutathione.

Boosting intracellular glutathione by externally providing cysteine helped prevent cataract formation.

But that was an external application.

What about boosting your intracellular glutathione? More information on boosting your Glutathione and treating the symptoms of cataracts is below.

What are Cataract Symptoms Treatments

What is Glutathione?

How Do I Boost my Glutathione

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