One of our most precious senses is that of sight. Suddenly finding yourself in a power-cut can be terrifying, especially in a strange place. It can be very similar if you find yourself gradually losing your sight to “cataract eyes”. This incapacitating condition has been recognised for millennia. Surgical records from as far back as the sixth century BC show that there were successful operations even that long ago which entailed loosening the lens and pushing the cataract out of the way.
The successful surgery performed by Indian physicians was passed on to the Chinese and had reached Rome by the first century AD. This knowledge was transmitted to the Arab world and a further step in successful procedures was attained by the extraction of a cataract by Ammar ibn Ali around 1,000 years ago whilst experimenting with a hypodermic needle which he had invented.
As cataract eyes develop, your eyes (it may affect either one or both) will gradually become cloudy as the lens of your eye becomes opaque. This can result in total blindness and, indeed, it is the cause of almost half the cases of blindness in the world today. Of course, the initial effects of cataract eyes may not be too severe. However, if left untreated, the effects can be increasingly noticeable and increasingly debilitating and will lead to total blindness if left untreated.
One initial effect of cataract eyes in age-related cases is for the eye to develop short-sightedness. This is the result of the lens compensating for the increased opacity resulting from the condition. At first, as the lens begins to turn yellow, one effect is for the perception of the color blue to diminish. As the condition worsens, it may, eventually, cause the lens to become completely opaque. The effect of this is to cause blindness.
Cataract eyes may strike children, usually around the time of birth, and this type is called congenital cataracts. However, in most cases, it occurs in later life and it is generally acknowledged as something which strikes at older members of the community. In the case of senile cataract eyes, the lens swells after initially becoming opaque and it then progresses to total opacity.
In severe cases of cataract eyes, the lens may become severely inflamed as a result of liquid formed from the cortex leaking as the condition progresses. In many parts of the world, there is little availability of treatment for this condition. Even in the United States, the figures of the population affected by lenticular changes (i.e. changes to the lens of the eye) are surprisingly high. Statistics show that 42% of those in the USA between 52 and 64 are affected by age-related lenticular changes. This increases to 60% between 65 and 74 and reaches a significant level of 91% between 75 and 84.
Thankfully, there is now a revolutionary new way to treat cataract eyes with a simple course of eye drops. You simply instil one drop into each eye being treated hourly throughout the day. The recommended course of treatment is to use 6 boxes of Bright Eyes Drops for cataract eyes over the course of 6 weeks. Eighty percent of people see excellent results using this regime of treatment. Twenty percent of people, usually those with much more advanced senile cataracts, will require a longer course of treatment. The course of eye drops can be ordered online without the need for a doctor’s prescription. The course of treatment can then be applied in the comfort of your own home without any fuss and bother.
Author: Professor Steven Charles Gallant