Natural Cures for Cataracts

Last Modified on Dec 23, 2014

Cataract Surgery Recovery Remedies   0  0   

Posted by Victoria (San Francisco, Ca) on 02/25/2014


I had cataract surgery on my left eye six months ago; my eye still a little bit inflamed. I have been seeing the ophthalmologist every other week, the doctor has been prescribing eye drops, but they are not helping. Can you kindly tell me what can I use to stop the inflammation.

Thanks a lot, Victoria

Replied by Prioris
For your eye inflammation, mix some baking soda in water and use as eye drops. If you have colloidal silver, you could try that also. There are some anti-inflammation herb capsules you can put in water and heat up on stove to extract whatever and use as eye drops. Experiment with whatever you have on hand.

Coconut Water   0  0   

Posted by Thankful (Grateful For Earthclinic!, USA) on 05/08/2012

Coconut water may help with cataracts.

DMSO   0  0   

Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, TN) on 06/17/2014

HI YOU GOOD PEOPLE DOIN, , , , , , , , , , , ,

Just got in from an appointment with my Opthamologist and he said the critter I saw in my left eye last week was not an alien, but a ruptured blood vessel. He said the difference in my left and right eye color was a cataract forming.

I then ask him about the DMSO , Vit C and Gluthathione drops I am using to clear up the cataract. He began to explain what DMSO was and it should never be put in the eye. Being an Educated Redneck , I explained that I was a Ch. E who worked for CZ in the 60's and they were the company who, via Dr. Jacobs, made DMSO and did all the research. Naturally he was offended that I would challenge his disertation.

He then told me that every procedure must have a double blind test. I then told him that Dr. Jacob's answer was that million dollar horses don't know about such things and if DMSO worked , then they ran, if not , then they didn't. Simple stuff.

He then told me that if my right eye was clear in 9 months then he'd pay attention.

Mighty white of him. Told my wife that all the med schools needed to have a class on God, soes they understand that they are not he.


Formula   1  0   

Posted by Ron (Platteville, Colorado Usa) on 07/29/2011

[YEA]  Get rid of cataracts without surgery.

Just have the eye doctor call the nearest compounding pharmacy and ask for the following formulation. DMSO 6.25% Glutathione 1.25% Vitamin C 1.25%.

The drops sting a bit, but the stinging passes after about 30 seconds.

The lenses of our eyes respond to high blood sugar levels by helping to remove some of the excess. Unfortunately , the lenses have nowhere to store this access sugar, so over time, it literally " condenses" into cataracts. In other words you could be suffering from sugar-insulin metabolism. So try the eyedrops as a preventative and as a cure. It works for most but not all.

Replied by Robert Henry
Ten Mile, Tn.
HI U RON, , , , my cataracts have been coming on for a few years and now are starting to effect my sight. My ophthalmologist told me to call the shot when he puts in a new lens. Recently I came across your eye drop formula via a medical subscription letter and will pick that up this week from a compounding pharmacy. Your post is now several years old, so I would appreciate your feedback from your use of these drops.

As all know, I am SJS, and should have been taking a supplement to help prevent this from happening at all. I will be smart in the next life if I don't come back as a goat. Tests have shown that your aging eye gets depleted of Glutathione and that is the main substance in the eye drop formula that you recommend. My wife's anti- aging doctor put her on NAC supplement because she was low on Glutathione and NAC is the precussor. I now do compounded Gluthathione via a nebulizer, but that's too late for my eyes.

All I read from the natural folks is that it's the free radicals which get you as you age and your natural anti-oxidant , Glutathione, goes down. You can build that back with the NAC supplement , or expensive I.V.'s or inhaling the compound via a nebulizer. I am now convinced that Glutathione is a big deal for folks as they age. Thank you or others, who can shed some light on the topic of Glutathione eye drops to cure cataracts.

====OLE ROBERT HENRY=========

Glutathione   0  0   

Posted by Larry (Fairfax, Virginia) on 07/31/2014

Has anyone found glutathione helpful for diminishing cataracts? If so, what daily dosage taken and length of time for results, etc.? Thanks.

Replied by Robin
Michigan, USA
I have used the Rx (1.25% ascorbic acid, 1.25% glutathione, 6.25% DMSO) for about six months ... started with one drop in each eye twice a day ... now doing one drop in each eye every other day. Have not gone for eye exam for objective opinion on reduction of low-level cataracts but I have noticed much clearer vision and better vision in lower levels of light. Previously had to have very bright light levels to see clearly close up. So, it appears to be working effectively for me. Hope this helps give some perspective to this treatment.

Glyconutrients   1  0   

Posted by Laureen Raftopulos (Johannesburg, South Africa) on 12/17/2007

[YEA]  Glyconutrients were given to my mother on 15-dec-2007 for Cataracts and Glaucoma. My mom is blind in on eye and has 40% vision in the other eye. It has not yet been 2 weeks and already she can read without her glasses on. My mom is 82 and Glaucoma would've lead to blindness. We are thrilled with the results.

Replied by Hasan
Islamabad, Pakistan
Under the topic of Cataracts on 12/17/2007, a Laureen Raftopulos from Johannesburg, South Africa wrote that her mother was given GLYCONUTRIENTS that cured her cataracts within a week. I would appreciate if you could obtain the exact types glyconutrients (brand name, manufacturer, chemical composition & the dosage involved) or otherwise provide me Laureens email to contact her for the details. Thanks & Regards Hasan
Replied by Jaya
Detroit, Michigan, Usa
I would appreciate it if you could obtain the exact types glyconutrients (brand name, manufacturer, chemical composition & the dosage involved) or otherwise provide me Laureens email to contact her for the details. Thank you! Wishing you best of health. Regards Jaya.
Replied by Linda
Mount Clemens, Michigan, Usa
I am also interested in exactly what glyconutrients Laureen mother was given and in what quantities or dosage.

I would appreciate it if you would pass this e-mail along to Laureen and give her my e-mail so she can contact me directly with the information please.

I have cataracts and am looking at surgery if I don't find another alternative!

Thank you and wishing you all the best in 2010!

Linda H

EC: Please type "glyconutrients" into a search engine and you will see the word "SCAM" appear repeatedly. We used to have a page on glyconutrients (with mostly negative reviews) but ended up deleting it last year after receiving an email from the legal department of a certain glyconutrient company!

Another thing to note is the date of the original poster's email - 12/2007. We received a few posts on glyconutrients between 2007 - 2009, but they all stopped after February 2009, when a maker of glyconutrients agreed to pay $6 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the Texas attorney general. The state alleged that the  company made false claims about its health benefits and marketed products as cures and treatments for diseases.


Lemon   0  0   

Posted by Raphael (Bangkok) on 08/09/2013

For cataracts, try taking fresh lemon and pt 1 drop on each eye. Its burns, you'll cry a bit but it will help to clean the eye and keep it healthy. You can do the same with wild honey!! It works even for colds -- some honey in the eye will dry your nose!!

N-Acetyl-L-Carnosine, Colloidal Silver   0  0   

Posted by Yohanan (Israel) on 10/10/2013

Cataracts can now be easily removed without surgery using drops. These drops use a chelation process to remove cataracts, which are advanced glycation end products, from the lens.The drops contain N-Acetyl-L-Carnosine and colloidal silver and can be found on the internet. A crust will form outside the eye as the cataracts are removed.

Replied by Prioris
Due to the expense of Can-C, I plan on making my own eye drops with Acetyl-L-Carnosine powder. I will use 100 mg of ALC powder in 5 ml of distilled water to make 2% solution. Is there anything else I need to know?
Replied by Yohanan
Your ingredient proportions are incorrect - see cataract articles on Out of the Box Remedies dot net for more information. The Cataract Terminator is much cheaper than CAN-C, and at least twice as effective. It can be ordered cheaply from the Out of the Box Remedies dot COM website. Also, the N-Acetyl-L-Carnosine will cost you a minimum of $300 for 100 mg!
Replied by Prioris
The price helps make the cure economically accessible to way more people. If people still can't afford it even at that price then they can make it themselves.

I don't think I have cataracts yet but I'd rather be proactive. Plus it seems to cure a broad spectrum of eye problems and could produce crystal clear vision over time.

Replied by Mike
Denver, Colorado
N-acetyl-l-carnosine can be purchased on amazon for hardly anything. Can you just mix the nac with water to make your own home made solution?
Replied by Prioris
I found an online place where one can buy 10 grams of N-acetyl-l-carnosine powder for around $40. Did not find it on amazon.

1 ml of water equals 1 gram. To make 2 percent solution one for 100 mg in water, there would need to be 2 mg of substance added to the water.

Technically, one would need to adjust density of water to account for colloidal solution so one could eye ball it. I don't think it would need to be exact.

I don't have any financial interest in the product but I do think that the cataract terminator is still a good price for people who don't want to muck with the do it yourself stuff so many will prefer the already made solution. One may also need to buy a machine to make the colloidal silver. Also something to measure small amounts and the bottle. Given the varying economic, time and other situations of people, the more options one has the better.

Replied by Mike
Denver, Colorado
Prioris: The company that sells the 1 gram of nac for $40 is reputable. The cost is 6 times less than the eye drops. People could put some in a tsp. of water and let that dissolve through the gums to dissolve glycation and ages in the organs and tissues of the body bypassing the digestive system. The digestion may denature the nac. I am not sure but to be sure they can let the nac dissolve through the gums.
Replied by Dev

Where can I find an online company to purchase a small amount of NAC to make ny own eyedrops for cataracts? Thanks, Dev

Peperomia Pellucida   1  0   

Posted by Jean Marc (Miami, Fl) on 10/19/2009

In the phillipine this plant have several names: Ulasimang Bato | Pansit-Pansitan (Peperomia pellucida) -

It is effective in fighting cataracts, arthritis and gout. The leaves can be eaten fresh (about a cupful) as salad or like tea. For the decoction, boil a cup of clean chopped leaves in 2 cups of water. Boil for 15 to 20 minutes. Strain, let cool and drink a cup after meals (3 times day).

Posted by Tan Koon Peng (Singapore) on 06/20/2008

A nun in Malaysia discovered that Peperomia pellucida is a cure for cataract by chance. Her family have been using this plant for all kinds of eye diseases for over a hundred years. She takes this plant for her eyes when she has cataract as this is a great plant for eyes disease.

Two weeks later she felt that her eyes were painful, she immediately rub her eyes and to her surprise the thin films covering her eyes were on her finger and her vision is clear once again.A fter this incident she recommanded this plant to lots of cataract patients and all of them also managed to get rid of their cataract without any operation.This plant is a very useful medicine and may be taken raw or cooked.

This plant is also useful for presbyopia, glaucoma, Astigmatism, all other eye diseases, Cancer and many other diseases. In vietnam this plant is eaten raw as a salad.

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Peperomia pellucida

Replied by Evelyn
Philadelphia, PA
Replied by Steffi
Mumbai, India
[QUESTION]   Appreciate if we can get some information as to where we can procure this plant and how it grows. Thanks
Replied by Yash
Mumbai, India
Peperomia Pellucida is called Toyakandha and Varshabhoo in SANSKRIT, Mashitandu Chedi in MALYALAM. It grows in wasteland, along roadside throughout India and western ghat OF Maharastra during rainy season. Though used in Ayurvedic medicine I could not find any formulation yet. Try Ayurvedic medical stores in the south.
Replied by Richard Young
Cebu City, Cebu Province; Philippines
[QUESTION]   Based on the picture, this weed grows in my backyard. How is it used for cataracts? I have a cataract on my right eye which I want to remove. Do I squeeze the juice into my right eye? Or do I just eat the weed?
Replied by Richard Young
Cebu City, Cebu Province, Philippines
Hi, This is Richard Young again. Thank you for your "caution". Unfortunately, it was not the answer I was looking for. I repeat my question about peperomia use. How do you use it for cataracts? Do you squeeze it on to your eyes or what?
Replied by BJ
West Branch, MI, USA
[QUESTION]   I am seeing my eye doctor to have him set up an appointment for the eye surgeon to have my cataracts removed. I would like to try this remedy. How do you go about it? Do you put it right on your eye? Thanks, this is the first time I have ever seen your site and I can't tell you how much time I have spent on it. It is in my favorites to visit again and again.
Replied by Richard
Cebu City, Cebu; Philippines
[YEA]   Cataracts and piperomia Pellucida: No answers yet on how to use this herb?
Replied by DrJ
Mumbai, India
It seems that in Ayurveda, Peperomia pellucida "Skiny Bush" (its common english name) is it only used for infectious diseases of the skin. Although it is now being study as a possible anti arthritis drug its not traditionally used for that nor eye diseases. It is used in Africa for eye diseases and in Creole Medicine (Trinadad) for its antibacterial properties. As far as use for eye diseases it seems that the milky juice from stem and leaves are used traditionally for eye diseases. So tablet form may not benificial nor is it available that i can see so far?

Any natural cateract treatment like this must include cleansing dietary protocol to be totally effective. All forms of topical eye treatment for cateracts will fall short unless internal toxins are addressed.

There is a fantastic book in India called "Health in your Hands" By Devendra Vora which details a Cateract cure using a holistic protocol. He claims that poor flow of blood and "electricity", pituitary gland damage, and local lymph gland toxicity causes Cateracts. The sugar toxins that build up in the eye are not removed and "throw of carbon". The carbon causes this transparency! He also states that excess heat that accumulates in the liver has built up and due to suppression of fever and common cold etc. over the years with modern pharma drugs the heat never gets released from the body so over time the liver overheats. This goes in check with the Traditional Chinese Medicine view very well! Liver=Eyes!

Rx: Triphala powder internally as a eye wash diluted in water overnight acts to cure the problem combined with drinking colloidal mineral waters combined with hand reflex and local eye area acupressure treatment. Also cleansing diet of green juices and whole foods. Eye exercises are included such as looking into the sun at sunrise/sunset and doing eye rolling exercises and palming. He also mentions urine therapy also which was used by Indian Prime Minister Desai for his cateract problem.

At present i have given this treatment to several patients which is similar as above but more simple and easier to understand the complicated explanation in the book. At present there has been complete reduction of worsening of the condition and improvement is occuring but its not happening overnight.

Replied by Tan Koon Peng
Cataract: Just eat Peperomia pellucida raw on empty stomach or boil and drink the water.
Replied by Guest Mother
Toronto, Canada
I have 2 questions for Dr J from Bombay.

1) What is the cause of cogenital cataract.
2) My daughter was born with. Docs removed the lens to remove the cataract. Is there any possible way to improve her vision as docs say that they can fix lens but she still needs to wear glasses to fix far off vision. Please help.

Replied by Specwiz
Sydney, Australia
To Guest Mother from Toronto, according to leading Sydney eye surgeon Richard Rawson, lens implants of different focus can be used, one side for distance and the other eye for near vision which generally avoids the need for glasses. Apparently the brain selects the correct focus at any distance automatically. He also discourages the use of variable focus implant lenses as they do not work and cause glaring.
Replied by Guest Mother
Toronto, Canada
Thank you so much for the reply. In my daughter's case, cataract was there only in one eye. Her right eye is completely normal with good eye sight. So the problem of near and far vision is only for left eye. Please advise if the strategy will work in this case too.
Replied by Prairieboy
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Seeds are available from this site:
Replied by Gracenmercy
Blythe, Ga, Usa
I am writing to ask Prairieboy if basic planting, etc is best for these seeds. Do they need lots of water or little? Thank you so much for giving us this means to secure the plants.
Replied by Drj
Bombay, India
Galactosemia Causes Congenital Cataracts most of the time! The Dairy products you eat during Pregnancy! Termed Galactosemic cataract!!!!

EC: More info:

Replied by Sherie
Lakewood, Colorado
[WARNING!]   WARNING regarding the testimonial for this herb and it supossedly curing cataracts (posted 6/20/2008 from a Tan Koon Peng) which stated: "Two weeks later she felt that her eyes were painful, she immediately rub her eyes and to her surprise the thin films covering her eyes were on her finger and her vision is clear once again. "

CATARACTS ARE NOT A SURFACE CONDITION OF THE EYE - they are a clouding of the "lense" of the eye which sits behind the Iris and Pupil. (the above is a physical impossibility!!! )

As an FYI - I have spent many years researching cataract causes/hopeful cures. I had my 1st cataract surgery when I was 35 yrs old. As with any disease I believe there is a necessity to understand the "cause" which is often (and still is in my case) a mystery. Even with all the doctors I visited (and got educated from) the most valuable information I gathered was from NORD (the National Organization for Rare Disorders). I believe they list/describe about 19 different Cataracts. Though cataracts are far from "rare" the knowledge and descriptions listed there could educate more than a few of the doctors I have seen over the years and definitely enlightened me on my quest for a cause and a cure. YES, you do have to pay for any reports you order (this site is aimed at assisting Docs/medical community as well) but in my case it was well worth it and didn't cost that much!

Rue Tea   0  0   

Posted by Barbara (North Haven, Ct., USA) on 12/01/2011

I have heard that a cup of Rue Tea once a day has had positive effects on Cataracts. Has anyone used or heard if this is true?

Ted's Remedies   0  0   

Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) on 08/29/2010 | 687 Posts

This remedy isn't perfect yet, but it is part of on going investigation on cataract. Basically most of the internet world right now is looking onto the N Acetyl Carnosine eyedrops and it's variation as a means of dissolving the cataract in people. The problem here lies in not looking at the deficiencies and the causes of cataract itself. Most people are looking along the lines glycated lens. What initiated my look into it is I have been having somewhat cloudy vision lately. Obviously there are other avenues to resolve this issue, not just finding the elusive and expensive N Acetyl Carnosine. If I look into a Taiwan studies looking for amino acid deficiencies, there was one study that did look into both cataract and extreme myopia as part of their analysis. The one amino acid that actually stood up very clearly in people with cataract is they found no tryptophan in the aqueous humor at all in people with cataract. As for people with myopia, it was found that glutamate was more then ten fold higher in myopia. There was a studies in the late 1940s, concerning using various amino acid supplements to reverse cataract or their deficiencies of them that caused them. There was a couple of interesting amino acid that reversed that too, in that study it focused on the cause of cataract with histidine and phenylalanine. Other research cited by that revealed also tryptophan, feeding with too much galactose (sweet food will do), methionine and cystine, and valine (found in BCAA -branched chain amino acid), high tyrosine diets (will cause cataract), low riboflaving, and perhaps vitamin A. The research also quote others, which in addition includes lysine, threonine and all three amino acids in BCAA (leucine, isoleucine and valine).

From my own observations and tests, I have found histidine and phenylalanine to work the best, closely followed by tryptophan. I haven't quite tested all of them, and various combinations. So a people with a slight foggy eyes, will definitely observe changes in clarity vision (if observant enough), but not perfect within minutes to hours after taking them. Such as phenylalanine, histidine and tryptophan, 1000 mg to 2000 mg each.

Interestingly, histidine deserves special mentioned as it is never been that popular due to commercialism of anti-histamines, so people assume histidine is not good for you. In fact just the opposite, histidine is an anti aging supplements. There is a study that tries to determine which component of carnosine was responsible for anti glycation effect. Carnosine is actually a double amino acid, or what they call dipeptide, with Beta alanine and L histidine attached together. Actually dipeptides works better by staying in the blood stream longer. That's basically it. Most of the body building supplements focuses on the beta alanine portion on the issue of pH buffer, which I doubt. But the anti aging effect in removing glycation and breaking cross linking was the histidine that worked the best. They tested different compounds of histidine, and it turns out the simple histidine works the best. I took a few histidine supplements to remove cloudy vision and I can tell you they work, but can't quite completely remove them all because it was taken over a short period of a couple of days, as part of my tests. Carnosine is used in N acetyl Carnosine deserves special mentioned as these patents are notoriously misleading to get people to think something else, so that copy cat manufacturers won't be able to have the same quality as the original patent holders. The secret actually lies in the fact that most research in the past, nearly all of them, until just recently, overlooked the fact that hydrazine contaminants, is found in all carnosine as part of the extraction process betweein 0.01% to 0.02%. It was the contaminant hydrazine that was responsible for most of the amazing benefits of the carnosine! When they redo the research, the results of anti aging effect, mostly the antioxidant aspect, and anti glycation, actually came from the hydrazine contaminated carnosine! The company that made the N Acetyl Carnosine knew that, and whenever you have a hydrazine contaminant in carnosine, it is bound to react with carnosine, causing breaking of carnosine into its component, of particular interest is when it is reacted with histidine, which is l histidine hydrazide. The original patent knew that and mentioned in passing, about this as part of their patent for the N acetyl carnosine, of the more powerful L histidine hydrazide. Obviously taking just histidine would help anyway, from my own tests and the health effects of carnosine came from contaminated samples of hydrazine. If you can see the connections of anti cancer properties of carnosine is contaminated with hydrazine, there is something to the anti cancer effects of Dr. Gold's Hysrazine sulfate, and they do work. If you just look at all the compounds of hydrazine, sometimes they called it hydrazone, it is already in use in medicine, although quietly.

So the people in Taiwan obviously had low intakes in tryptophan which they don't drink a lot of dairy product and they got myopia from ght Monosodium glutamate. For cataract, supplements with phenylalanine, histidine, and tryptophan I have found helpful, but there are others also mentioned here. While reduction of some myopia maybe possible if MSG is reduced in the diet and this can be offset by taking more taurine supplements as it is neuroprotective against glutamate excesses in the diet, which obviously comes from snack foods in U.S.


EC: See TED'S REMEDIES READER FEEDBACK for responses to Ted's natural cure for cataracts.

Urine   1  0   

Posted by Waysays (Mytown, Ca) on 05/12/2013

[YEA]  I use fresh mid-stream urine in my eyes, and it is supposedly very healing for all eye issues, including cataracts, styes, and vision. Just what I would do. It has been done for thousands of years. I never have to use my reading glasses anymore! --Waysays

Replied by Wayout
Central, Ca
Recall the name M-urine? Also, lutein, found in yellow and orange fruits, and dark green, leafy vegetables is very eye protective and healing toward cataracts. --WayOut
Replied by Anthony
Edmonton, Allberta
This is a very amusing method for eye problems. Do you keep your eyes open and aim? Don't you naturally close your eyes when you do that?


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