The signs and symptoms of cataract eyes can vary and are not painful or irritant, but can include a reduction of vision, or complaints of glare; you may find it harder to see in dim or very bright light which may, or may not, include seeing a circle of light around bright lights such as street lighting. Dazzling or unusual lighting may also be uncomfortable to look at and colours may look faded or have a tinge of brown or yellow to them.
What are cataract eyes?
A cataract develops when the transmission of light leads to visual problems due to the fibres in the lens becoming disrupted because of a yellow-brown pigment which is deposited into the lens of the eye caused by a cross-linking of proteins.
The most common cause of blindness nowadays, is cataract eyes, which are responsible for over 50% of blindness throughout the world, affecting approximately 20 million people globally. They are most commonly caused by ageing, however, there are many other factors which can cause or play a role in the development of cataract eyes. Other causes can include those such as; trauma to the eye, radiation, genetics, skin diseases, drug use (including cigarettes and alcohol), medications, a poor diet, UV light, and previous surgery plus many other diseases which will increase the risk of cataract eyes developing.
Cataracts had been removed in the past via surgery; the most widely used surgery to remove cataracts is Phacoemulsification. This involved six steps which include; anaesthetic, the cutting through the cornea to allow the insertion of medical instruments, creating a hole in which the lens sits, then emulsifying the lens using ultrasonic energy followed by sucking away the cataract and finally inserting a plastic lens where the original lens once was before, then injecting salt water and finally sealing the incision by causing the area to swell.
Following the removal of the original lens, patients would generally be advised against heavy lifting etc. for approximately a month and there can be minor or serious complications following surgery and there are no guarantees that it will work or how good sight will be afterwards.
Is There a Viable Alternative to Invasive Cataract Surgery?
With alternatives to surgery improving all the time, there are in this day in age, safer and less daunting options open to people then surgery. Ethos has been providing eye drops for cataracts to people all over the world for over a decade now. These drops remove the need for surgery and can completely dissolve cataracts using only natural ingredients that are also suitable for vegetarians and are 100% hypo-allergenic. The drops have proved so popular and successful, they have not only developed over the last ten years other eye drops that are suitable for glaucoma and AMD but also have been featured on U.K. Television with trials which you can view below –
Within six months, cataract eyes could be fully cured without surgery and the worries it brings, with results being seen in some people within just weeks. These drops are suitable for anyone and everyone and of course with not everyone having access, for various reasons, to the option of even contemplating such a surgery to remove cataracts, Ethos eye drops for cataracts are available world-wide, meaning that even more people could find a successful way of removing their cataracts, without additional worries.
Author: Peter Aldred