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Cataracts
 
Standard Definition

A cataract is a clouding of the eye's lens that causes a gradual loss of vision. Normally, light passes through the lens, and gets focused on the retina, the eye's light-sensitive layer that then sends visual signals to the brain. To produce a sharp image, the lens must remain clear.

 
 
Underlying Disruption in Function

Aging is the most common cause of cataracts, which most often occur in people over 50 years of age. This is believed to be due to an accumulation of free radical damage to the lens over time. Research has confirmed this by showing that a diet high in antioxidants can reduce the risk of developing caracts.

Some people may develop cataracts due to steroid use, diabetes or following eye injury. It is belived that this process also involves free radical destruction.

 
 
Possible Causes, Triggers & Exacerbating Factors
  • Aging
  • Diabetes
  • Steroid use
  • Eye trauma/damage
  • Free radical damage to the lens
 
 
Common Signs & Symptoms
  • Decreased or blurred vision (often described as a "fog")
  • Double vision
  • Coloured halo around lights
  • "Second sight," where a patient who normally wears reading glasses can suddenly read without them
  • Brown spots in the visual field
 
 
Possible Additional Integrative Medicine Diagnostic Tests

(This is additional information that does not replace nor negate conventional diagnosis. Other tests may be useful depending on the individual circumstance.)

  • Vitamin and Mineral assessment
  • Biochemical assessments
 
 
Links & Other Information

Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this condition, any of the diagnostic tests or therapies mentioned.

 

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