Cataract

The Word “CATARACT” signifies an opacity, which develops in the crystalline lens of the eye or in its envelope, as a result of which vision of the affected individual is lost either partially or completely.

Whenever an individual indulges in unwholesome activities like excessive alcohol consumption, strains his/her visual activities then the bodily humor like Vata, Pitta & Kapha gets vitiated & atfirst the quality of vision is impaired afterwards the transparency of the vision zone becomes hazy & ultimately become opaque, this opacity of the visual area is know as “Linganash”, the Ayurvedic terminology for Cataract.

Classification

  • Senile Cataract – which occurs as a natural phenomena due to aging
  • Congenital Cataract – A genetic disorder where it occurs in newborn
  • Traumatic Cataract – Opacity of the lens as a result of trauma to eye
  • Secondary Cataract – Occurring in a diabetic patient

Causes of Cataract

Cataracts develop from a variety of reasons, including long time ultraviolet radiation exposure, secondarily from other diseases like Diabetes, or simply due to advanced age.

Prevention

  • u/v protected sunglass
  • Antioxidant food supplements

Healing Options

Herbs
Ayurvedic Supplements
Saptamrit Lauh

Maha Triphala Ghrita

Giloy Satwa

Diet
  • Take Green vegetables
  • Fruits that contain beta carotene like Carrot, Amla
  • Avoid extra amount of salt
  • use Saindhava salt (Rock Salt) as a cooking medium.
Lifestyle
  • protect your eyes from u/v radiation
  • Rinsing your eyes with Triphala Soaked water / Rose Water
Yoga
  • Sideways and Rotational viewing
  • Preliminary Nasikagra Drishti(preliminary nosetip gazing)