Although in its initial occurrence cataracts do not immediately cause major damages to the affected eye lens, they progress gradually and thus, at some points this eye disorder may cause seeing difficulty and may lead to a vision loss. In many cases, cataracts develop within years and mostly, the progress are slow and thus, unnoticed until it causes major damages to the eye lens. Cataracts may occur in either one or both eyes, causing cloudy vision and over-sensitivity to glares, which in severe stage may lead to difficulties in performing daily activities. Because of these slow progresses, people suffering from early symptoms of cataracts often fail to perform sufficient treatments to the disorder, ending up in severely-developed stage.
Can cataracts go away on their own?
As stated before, cataracts do not usually trigger severe symptoms in their early formation. In many cases, cataract sufferers are able to improve their affected eye visions with new prescribed glasses, better lighting, magnifying glasses, or anti-glare glasses. When their visions are improved with these early cataract treatments, they often assume the cataracts have gone and thus, no further treatments are required.
In fact, cataracts will never go away on its own, but some of them may stop progressing at a certain point. This is possible, as the progression of cataracts can be inhibited by performing some natural treatments, in order to prevent the need of surgeries. If cataracts keep progressing, although in very slow rate, they may lead to eye lens damage and thus, cause loss of vision. Cataracts usually cause over-sensitivity to glare, especially at night. In some others, they may lead to cloudy, blurry, or double visions. However, these early signs of cataracts can be prevented from becoming worse with proper treatments, such as glasses and contacts. If wearing these assisting eye wears help the patient a lot with the cataract signs, it is possible that the disorder stop progressing at some point. On the other hand, some people notice that their cataracts develop into more severe stages, as their symptoms become worse. In this case, cataracts need to be treated more seriously, so that total vision loss can be prevented.
Cataracts will not be worsened only because you use your eyes too much. In fact, this is quite impossible. Some bad habits and unhealthy lifestyle are two more possible triggers that fasten cataract progression. Hence, if you are suffering from cataracts, make sure you get your affected eye checked regularly to see some unexpected developments, so that early treatments can be performed properly. Meanwhile, adjust your lifestyle in order to inhibit the development of worse cataract symptoms.
Inhibiting cataract progression
One of the most common severe symptoms of cataract is cloudy or blurry vision that make the patients unable to do their daily activities properly. Color distortion may also occur with severely developed cataracts. If you are experiencing this stage of cataract symptoms, it is really important to discuss with your doctor about how much your cataract need a correction surgery. In contrast, if you do not experience worsening cataracts, you can perform some things that help inhibiting its progression, such as:
Wear good quality sunglasses with UV protection
Ultraviolet rays are harmful to the body, including the eye lens. Excessive exposure to ultraviolet rays may trigger gradual eye lens discoloration, which may lead to the formation of cataracts. Thus, wearing good-quality sun glasses with sufficient UV protection will be helpful in preventing cataract from forming around the eye lens as well as inhibiting its progression.
Smoking has a significant role in triggering various diseases. Cataract formation is one of these. In addition to triggering its formation, heavy smoking also increases the risk of fast-progressing cataracts. Therefore, people suffering from early signs of cataracts are advised to stop smoking, in order to stop progressions of this eye disorder.
Maintain proper diet plan
Nutritious foods is your daily home remedy for cataracts. Food sources containing vitamins and antioxidants are not only beneficial for your body functions, but also your cataract progression. Antioxidants will boost damaged tissue re-growth and thus, give a chance to the affected lens to heal and slow down the growth of occurring cataracts on the area.