Gradual clouding of the lens due to changes in its protein make-up; result is misty or distorted vision usually affecting both eves but one more than the other; most common in old age but occasionally seen in newborn babies; may also be a consequence of Iritis, Diabetes, Eye Injury, steroids (taken orally or applied as eye drops), or faulty microwave ovens. If cataract is bad enough to prevent normal functioning, surgical removal of the affected lens may be necessary- this makes the eye long-sighted, but this can be corrected by placing a plastic lens in the eye or wearing spectacles or contact lenses.
Specific remedies to be taken 3 times daily for up to 7 days, then twice a day for up to 1 month if you notice an improvement; if vision continues to improve, have a 2 day break, then take the remedy twice a day for another month
- Sensation of mist or veil before the eyes, or of something being pulled tightly over the eyes Phosphorus 6c
- In early stages, with circular lines visible in lens Calcarea 6c
- In later stages, with cataract beginning to interfere severely with sight Silicea 6c
If no improvement within 2 months, consult your homeopath
Self-help: Take zinc, selenium, taurine (an amino acid), Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, riboflavin (Vitamin B2) and bioflavinoids.