Cataract from the point of view of Ayurveda
- Nuclear cataracts form in the middle of the lens and turn yellow or brown.
- Cortical cataracts are wedge-shaped and form around the edges of the nucleus.
- Posterior capsular cataracts form faster than the other two types and affect the back of the lens.
- Congenital cataracts are sometimes caused by a faulty gene being passed to a child from their parent, and they are present from birth.
- Secondary cataracts are caused by disease or medications. Glaucoma and diabetes are two diseases associated with the development of cataracts. Steroid prednisone and other medications can sometimes cause cataracts.
- Traumatic cataracts form after an eye injury.
- Radiation cataracts can form after a cancer patient receives radiation treatment.
How Ayurvedic doctors treat cataract
- Raktamokshana — surgical removing blood from the body
- Seka — warm medicinal compress
- Nasya — nasal infusion
- Aschyotan — medication in the eye
- Lepa Kriyakalpa — medical application over the eye
Tips for effective Ayurvedic treatment of cataract
- Include fruits, butter, milk, wheat and ghee in your diet
- Avoid spicy, bitter, acidic and salty foods
- Minimize excessive heat and sun exposure
- Avoid direct contact with toxic chemicals, X-rays, and infrared rays
- Stop smoking
Check the Ayurvedic treatment for other ophthalmology diseases:
Conjunctivitis, Stye, Glaucoma, Myopia, Ophthalmology, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular degeneration, Astigmatism, Hyperopia, Dry eye, Keratoconus, Squint (Strabismus), Pinguecula, Presbyopia, Eye allergies, Eye infections, Eye twitching, Eye floaters, Night blindness, Pterygium, Optic neuropathy.