Cure for cataracts without surgery in humans and dogs
There are natural ways to treat dogs with cataracts. Natural eye drops for diabetic dogs is the most popular method to break down cataracts in dogs and humans. I’m researching for my dog, Jack, who is now blind due to cataracts. This article applies to humans and animals with cataracts. Cataracts are the clouding and deterioration of the eye lens from age-related thickening which usually occurs in older people, usually leading to blindness. Cataracts, as with any other degenerative condition, are a result of free-radical or oxidative damage. In the case of cataracts, it’s an oxidation to the protein structure of the lens, a process called glycation. The damage is likened to the process of egg white protein turning opaque when it is slowly heated (the process of glycation), working from the outer ring of the lens to the center of the lens.
My dog Jack is on insulin shots twice a day for the rest of his life to treat diabetes. He is 12 years old but still very much full of life. It’s hard to see him staring at a wall, crying for me, because he doesn’t know where he is in the house or where I am. He’s trapped in a blackened world. I would like to share with you what I found in case you or your loved one, human, canine or feline, are going through the same thing.
Jack, 12 years old, has cataracts in both eyes, which I saw forming for the last 6 months. He was ok until the morning he wasn’t. He went blind overnight and that’s how it happens. A couple days before, he found it difficult to find dog treats a foot away. This was not like my boy Jack. Just a couple weeks ago he was racing through the yard, chasing birds as they landed on his lawn. He is still very much full of life. Although the faint blue circles in his eyes were small and not very pronounced, he could see fine. The vet said he would go blind within a year and he did, overnight, about 4 months after diagnosis. His cataracts are caused by diabetes and now cover most of both eyes. My 5-year-old says Jack has “moon eyes.” It’s a build up of sugar in the lens from diabetes. It was heartbreaking to see him like this, to not find his way around his house. The vet said all dogs going through this find a way to manage. That didn’t help.
My vet said surgery is the only way, as all vets will. Either they don’t know about holistic medicine (he admits he does not) or they want to make a ton of money via surgery. Did you know cataracts are a 1 BILLION DOLLAR a year business? Now you do. One thing I love about my vet, is that he is honest. He told me Jack will manage and to justify the price of surgery is difficult.
I can only imagine how horrifying it is for Jack, especially since he doesn’t understand why he can’t see. The vet said cataract surgery will be $3,000 – $4,000 per eye! I feel bad to say I can’t afford it. There is just no way. Everywhere I read says dogs will adjust but I was determined to find an answer for a fix. I’m a believer in herbs and natural medicine and tons of research. Just because they’re doctors certainly doesn’t mean they know everything. Many people see doctors and attorneys and car mechanics, or any professional as all-knowing. Just because they’re in the profession and we aren’t, DOESN’T mean they know everything. They do have a limit in knowledge, just as you do, in your profession. What can it hurt to research? What can it hurt to try something if the damage is already done and it won’t cause pain? That’s where I come from. I never give up until all avenues have been exhausted.
I found a few companies online selling cures such as CAN-C. I have not tried these, although tempted. Some people really like the CAN-C. After more reading I found many people talking about castor oil as a cataract reduction method. It must be 100% pure castor oil, which is naturally high in antioxidants. Castor oil cleans and heals the eye from the inside out, dissolving the sugars. It is said castor oil, 1 drop in each eye before bed, each day, will dissolve the cataract after a handful of weeks.