How To Avoid Surgery In Cataract?

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As per the modern aspect:

Cataract is a dense&thick, cloudy area that forms in the lens of the eye which leads to the blurring of vision. It develops slowly and can interfere with one or both eyes. This disease is more common in old age.

Types of cataract

Nuclear cataract

This cataract forms in the middle of the lens and causes the nucleus to become yellow.

Cortical cataract

This cataract forms around the edges of the nucleus. This cataract appears as a cloudy opacity in the cortex that causes the light rays to hit the retina in a scattered form. The most common symptom is experiencing problems with glare.

Posterior cataract

This cataract affects the back surface of the lens. This type of cataract is more prevalent among diabetic patients. Symptoms include sensitivity to light, difficulty with vision, especially at night.

Congenital Cataract

This cataract usually forms during a baby’s first year. Symptom includes: Baby does not seem to be visually aware of the world around him or her.

Traumatic cataract

There is a clouding of the lens that may develop after an injury to the eye that disrupts the lens fibers.

Radiation cataract

This cataract develops after the person undergoes radiation therapy. There are some common symptoms like double vision or may be a blurry vision in the affected eye.

As per Ayurveda aspect:

Cataract is correlated with ‘Linganasha’.
Linganasha is the Ayurveda means loss of vision.

What are the causes of cataract?

  • Trauma
  • Radiation therapy
  • Long-term use of steroids or other medications
  • Smoking
  • Overproduction of oxidants
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Ultraviolet radiation

What are the symptoms of cataract?

  • Blurred or clouded vision
  • Double vision in the affected eye
  • Seeing “Halos” around lights
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Increasing difficulty with vision especially at night

Home remedies for cataract

Indian gooseberry (Amla)

Indian gooseberry is the best remedy to improve eyesight. This herb is rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants. This vitamin helps in promoting healthy capillaries and maintains the proper functioning of retinal cells.

Steps to follow:

  • Add 2 to 4 teaspoons of amla juice in one-half cup of water.
  • Mix it well and drink it two times a day.
  • You may also add honey to it.

Almonds and Fennel

Almonds are rich in nutrients that promote healthy eyes and also slow down the progression of cataract. Fennel herb has an antioxidant property that prevents the damage of cells caused by free radicals. This herb is regarded as the “Herb of sight”. Always prefer the larger variety of fennel seeds for improving the eyesight.

Steps to follow:

  • Add one cup each of fennel, almonds, and sugar in a blender.
  • Blend these ingredients into a fine powder.
  • Eat one tablespoon this powder with a glass of warm water.
  • Consume this powder for at least 40 days.


Almonds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E and other nutrients which as helpful for improving vision. It also contains anti-oxidants that prevent the damage of cells caused by free radicals. These are also helpful in enhancing concentration and memory.

Steps to follow:

  • Take a glass of water and soak 8 to 10 almonds in water overnight.
  • The next morning, peel the skin and grind these almonds.
  • Make a paste of it and consume this with a glass of warm water.
  • Consume this daily for at least 3 to 4 months.


Bilberry is a popular herb for eye health. This herb contains a chemical called anthocyanoside that has anti-inflammatory as well as antioxidant properties. It is helpful in improving the night vision because it stimulates the regeneration of the visual purple component of the retina.

Steps to follow:

  • Eat one-half cup of ripe bilberries daily.

Wild Asparagus

Wild asparagus is also known as Shatavari which is one of best home remedy to improve the eyesight. This herb improves the vision and also useful in other eye related disorders.

Steps to follow:

  • Mix one teaspoon of Shatavari with one-half teaspoon of honey.
  • Consume it twice daily with a cup of warm cow’s milk.
  • Continue this for 4 to 5 months.

Healthy diet

  • Diet rich in vitamin A, B-complex, C, D and E, lutein and amino acids are helpful in promoting eye health. The chlorophyll present in green leafy vegetables is helpful in improving eyesight. Vegetables are the rich sources of vitamin C that can help in nourishing the vision.
  • Green leafy vegetables such as Spinach, sweet potato, corn, carrots, broccoli, blueberries, and kale are helpful.
  • Eggs, nuts, fatty fish and seeds are beneficial for eye health.

Exercises for improving eyesight

Eye exercises make the eyes flexible and maintain the blood flow to the eyes for the optimal vision. These exercises combat the eye strain and also improve the concentration as well as focus.

Exercise 1

  • Rotate the eyeballs in the clockwise direction for 15 to 20 seconds then roll them in an anti-clockwise direction for 15 to 20 seconds.
  • Repeat this exercise four to five times.
  • Blink your eyes in between each set

Exercise 2

  • Concentrate your vision on a distant object for a while.
  • Focus on that object for 3 to 5 minutes daily.

Exercise 3

  • Do eyelid fluttering by blinking the eyes 25 to 30 times rapidly and repeatedly.
  • Then close the eyes and let them rest.
  • Do this exercise two times a day.

Exercise 4

  • Hold a pen or pencil at an arm’s length and focus on it.
  • Bring it closer to the nose slowly and then move it farther from your vision.
  • Repeat this exercise about 10 to 12 times a day.

Exercise 5

Palming is a beneficial exercise for eyes which reactivate and flex the eye lens and ciliary muscles. This method promotes relaxation of eye muscles and a sense of well-being.

  • Rub the palms vigorously to generate the heat and place them gently over the eyelids without applying pressure on the eyes.
  • Feel the warmth onto the eyes.
  • Repeat this exercise two to three times a day.