9 Great Home Remedies For Cataract


When it comes to eyes, we have to perk up and take matters seriously. Nothing can lighten up your life if your eyes take the road to darkness. Once the eyes are on a definite route to darkness, there’s little you can do by way of saving them. A host of eye problems affect people of all ages, especially during old age.

The commonest of them would be cataract.  When you have cataract, everything around you fades away. There is a certain fog or a mist in everything you encounter. If these are the symptoms that you often face, make no mistake! It could be cataract. Cataract of the eyes develops at a very slow pace. Once it becomes a serious and debilitating problem, people start looking for options they can consider for a definite cure.

There are of course small surgical corrections for cataract that can give good results. However, many do not know that cataract can also be corrected through simple natural methods that do away with the need for a surgical intervention and a lot of relief for you!

Severe cataract can be very daunting and could require surgical intervention. Make sure you catch the symptoms young and treat them with these home remedies before considering a visit to the eye surgeon.

Home Remedies for Cataract

1. Garlic Cloves as a Solution for Cataract

The health benefits of garlic are innumerable and hence beyond description. It’s a good thing that this wonderful vegetable can swish its magic wand on cloudy eyes too. All you have to do is to consume 2-3 cloves of garlic every day. The effect of garlic is such that it cleanses your lens like you have just cleaned them with soap and water. Try it today!

2. A Diet Rich in Raw Vegetables

Vegetables in their raw form can do wonders for your eyes. They have nutrients, especially vitamin A that acts as a potion for the eyes, reviving its health tremendously. You can add a salad with lemon juice and olive oil sprinkled on top in your daily diet. But remember to wash the veggies thoroughly while eating them raw to prevent other diseases. There is no point in leaving your eyes intact while nursing an ailing body. You may also add fresh vegetable juices like carrot juice which will greatly benefit your eye health.

3. Spinach is Great for Treating Cataract

According to medical journals, spinach can reverse the effects of cataract on the eyes and put it back on the right track. How? Spinach is a bundle full of beta carotene and antioxidants. Need we say more as to why spinach has to be included in your daily diet? Consume spinach every day to prevent formation of cataract in the eyes.

4. Milk and Almonds can Reduce Irritation and Redness due to Cataract

Most people who have cataract have eyes that remain irritated and red. This itself is a serious problem to deal with. To remove the irritation let’s turn to the benefits of almonds and milk. Make sure that you are using unadulterated milk for this treatment or else better think of some other remedy. Soak almonds overnight in the milk so that the nutrients penetrate the milk and fortify it. Apply the milk drops on the eyelids to reduce the redness of the eyes and general irritation. Consume the almonds for clear looking skin as well.

5. Green Tea Can Help in Improving Vision Problems

Green tea is excellent for general eye health and problems related to vision. Green tea can be taken 3-4 times every day to enjoy its health benefits fully. The antioxidants present in green tea gives your eyes a new surge of life. Green tea can also be taken as supplements. Seek the advice of a doctor for the right doses.

6. Wheatgrass can Reverse Cataract Laden Eyes

Yes, you heard it right. It’s your good luck that there are natural cures that can reverse the effects of cataract on your eyes. Include wheatgrass juice in your daily diet or take wheatgrass supplements daily to remove the haze from your eyes. This has already been tested on dogs and is being tested on humans too for its efficacy on the eyes. In the meanwhile, do your own research and come up with definite answers.

7. Bilberry is a Great Remedy from the Strong Berry Family

Berries have strong properties that are used for healing a number of life threatening diseases. Cataract is thankfully not life threatening. But if the haziness of vision can be removed with bilberry, nothing better than that actually! Bilberries are rich in anthocyanosides. These flavonoids protect the lens and retina of the eyes from the damage caused by oxidation.

8. Papain to Digest Protein and Prevent Cataracts

Papain, the enzyme that is found in papayas is known to aid protein digestion. Many patients suffering from cataract have difficulty or inability in digesting protein in the body well. This protein can cloud the lens of the eyes and lead to severe cataract formations. Papain can be taken as a supplement if you have cataract and want to prevent further episodes of cataract effectively.

9. Intake of Vitamin C can Prevent Cataract Formations

Increasing the intake of vitamin C as supplements and also through the diet will have a reversing effect on cataract formations. Vitamin C as an antioxidant helps in treating and preventing the occurrences of cataract. It is interesting to note that the lens of the eyes contain the maximum concentration of vitamin C than any other part of the body. If you are diagnosed with cataract, you can start taking vitamin C supplements after consulting your ophthalmologist.

If you still have cloudy eyes after trying these natural remedies, you could probably have an advanced cataract which might need surgical intervention. Surgery is very safe and fast and generally offers excellent results. In fact most people who undergo surgery do not need it. Natural cures have the power to arrest the advancement of cataract and reverse its effect on the human lens.

Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.

  • shilpa mukharjee

    Thank You for sharing this information!

    I tried all these natural remedies for cataract but I was suffering from very severe cataract then I heard about Dr Vimal Parmar, He gave me proper treatment and I could see very clearly immediately after the treatment.

    I would like to recommend Dr. Vimal Parmar to all for successful Cataract Surgery.

    • Kriti Shaneel

      Did the doctor do surgery? or gave u any medication,.

      many thanks for your reply

  • Wolfgang Schermuly

    Thank you for allowing me to comment. I fully second your article. I believe much of the reasons to develop a cataract (and also floaters) have to do with a slowly deteriorating metabolism and a reduced capability of the body to regenerate as you age. But if you support your body the right way and eliminate the bad life factors you can help it to regenerate and even REVERSE the symptoms.

    I developed pre-diabetes about 10 years ago associated with some accumulation of tissue water in the ankles as a symptom. I shrugged if of. Thought it was an unavoidable sign of age anyway. I did not use any treatment. Then, about 1.5 years ago, I developed a sliver of a cataract and nearly simultaneously floaters in the left eye. Suddenly, I noticed a disturbing lot of trash in the eye. That let my alarm bells ring instantly. I could by no means tolerate that.

    I tried different commercially available things just for the hell of it. None of that worked for me.

    Below you will find what I settled with. I helped to clear up the vision in a way that I am no longer bothered. It removed the water in the ankles as well. Without prescription or over the counter medication whatsoever. This is not a quick fix, give it a year. However, it is a very sustainable low budget solution. The thing that keeps you involved is the sensation of a steady, however slow improvement.

    The steps:

    * Abandoned alcohol altogether, used it moderately but steady before. Realized, this is a cell poison with a detrimental effect to health creeping up.
    * Abandoned anything sweet made from refined sugar, ate unsweetened blueberries powdered with cacao and cinnamon powder instead
    * Switched from coffee/ espresso to green tea with some addition of lime, ginger and fresh leaves of menth
    * Cut back on meat and fat
    * Drank a big glass of raw veggie juice every day that I blended from fresh ingredients. Found that idea in a small book ” Fresh Juices” written from a N.W Walker, MD. He described there the effect of certain veggie juice components on a virtually hopeless case of a cataract owned by an old lady. She drank lots of veggie juice going from being blind to be able to read the newspaper again.

    Took carrots, spinach, parsley and curly endive as a base. Added a 50 % portion of diverse fresh fruit to avoid the sensation and taste of drinking cow food. Added apple cider vinegar to taste, added half a teaspoon of ground fenugreek seeds per glass with a good pinch of ground cayenne pepper and tumeric.

    So don’t give up. Changing the life style permanently and eating veggies and fruit is way better that surgery.

    Thanks again for providing the space here. I needed to get rid of this, because it worked for me, and I once was looking for advice as well.