Reversing cataracts without surgery in humans and dogs
I’m researching cataracts for my dog, Jack, who is 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 conditions, are a result of free-radical or oxidative damage. In the case of cataracts, is 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 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. The circles started small, but 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.
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.
I can only imagine how horrifying it is for Jack, especially since he doesn’t understand why he can’t see. The vet said it 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. Just because they are 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 are 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. After more reading I found many people talking about castor oil. It must be 100% pure castor oil, which is naturally high in antioxidants. You will clean or heal the eye from the inside out. It is said castor oil, 1 drop in each eye before bed, each day, will dissolve the cataract after a handful of weeks.