While there are no home cures for cataracts, there are some things that may help to ease symptoms. Left untreated by an eye doctor, cataracts eventually lead to blindness. There is no substitute for surgery for cataracts in West Palm Beach, but these tips may help while you wait for new lenses.
Try these tips if you’re suffering from cataracts in West Palm Beach
- Use eye drops containing lanosterol. This organic compound found in some eye drops helps to dissolve proteins that cause cataracts and destroy the translucency of lenses. Lanosterol helps to fight cataracts naturally, though it is typically a short-term solution. Hopefully, one day it will be a good alternative to cataract surgery but for now it may help delay surgery temporarily.
- Change your diet. Eat nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables to help prevent symptoms. Consume more foods that are high in antioxidants including vitamins A, C, and E, such as dark leafy greens, broccoli, tropical fruits, sweet potatoes, and almonds. Zeaxanthin, omega-3 fatty acids, and lutein are also essential nutrients for eye health. You can find omega 3s in salmon, tuna, flax seeds, and chia seeds. Zeaxanthin and lutein are carotenoids found in leafy greens, broccoli, and corn. Of course, you should always check with your doctor before changing your diet.
- Improve your lifestyle. If you are a smoker or consume more than one alcoholic beverage daily, you are at an increased risk of cataracts. Quitting smoking and excessive drinking can help improve your vision.
There’s no need to suffer from cataracts any longer – see one of our eye doctors today
Until a viable non-surgical solution is available, cataract surgery is the best treatment for cataracts in West Palm Beach. Today’s surgery is much easier than cataract surgery in the past, with side effects minimized and recovery time much improved. Don’t put off surgery to remove your cataracts any longer. Restore your vision and get back to normal activity, so you experience a better quality of life! Call us today at 561-737-4040 to schedule a consultation with our cataract surgeon, Dr. Kenneth Kasten, and be on your way to improved vision soon!