non-surgical treatment for cataracts

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Dan Hitt, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. Dan Hitt

    Dan Hitt Guest

    Are there any non-surgical treatments for cataracts?

    I'm sure there are lots of products you could buy over the net,
    but they would be very hard to evaluate.

    So i'm looking for some treatment that comes from a research
    program at some medical school (or comparable institution)
    [and everything that goes with it, including papers in
    peer-reviewed publications].

    Does anybody have any advice?

    I'm very new to this, so i don't even know which institutions
    are leaders in cataract research.

    Thanks in advance for any info from anybody.

    dan
     
    Dan Hitt, Mar 9, 2008
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    Zetsu Guest

    Rest.
     
    Zetsu, Mar 9, 2008
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    p.clarkii Guest

    there is no possible preventative treatment for cataracts. nor is
    there any non-surgical treatment. if your cataracts are not severe
    (BVA >20/40) then maybe no surgery is necessary.

    just realize, there are no vitamins, eyedrops, etc. that will prevent
    cataract formation. and likewise if you have significant cataracts
    right now, there is no way to reduce them aside from surgery (which is
    simple).
     
    p.clarkii, Mar 11, 2008
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  4. "The recommended dietary allowance for daily carbohydrate intake for adults
    and children is 130 grams, which is based on how much glucose the brain
    needs." See: http://www.scienceblog.com/cms/node/8312
    S*
     
    Szczepan Bia³ek, Mar 12, 2008
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    Neil Brooks Guest

    I was given to believe that -- if it's on a blog -- it is not subject
    to question.

    Was I misinformed?

    [scratches head....]
     
    Neil Brooks, Mar 12, 2008
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    Zetsu Guest

    The article does finish with this:

    "The study was published in the June issue of the American Journal of
    Clinical Nutrition. ARS is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief
    scientific research agency."

    If this is a real journal and research agency [and can be easily
    googled to check], maybe your mocking humour to this man's friendly
    and well intending advice was ill-warranted.
     
    Zetsu, Mar 12, 2008
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  7. In this area are many recommendations. Atkins starts from 20, Kwasniewski
    recommends 50, Calront Federicks 75, ARS 130, USDA .....
    I have anlized it and found that carbs are mainly eated as starch. But
    starch may be animal (liver) or from plants. I was stunned when I discovered
    that animal starch is also in alga, mushrooms and yeast.
    I am sure that anmal products are better for people. But now I know that
    alga. mushrooms and leavended bread (backed yeast) are also good.
    Recommendations on how much carbs we need should specify the seperate dose
    for animal starch, plant starch and simple sugars.
    Such doses should take into account also the activity. The first 2000 kcal
    should be mainly from the animal products. The next mainly from carbs
    (sportsmens) or alcohol (dance party).
    S*
     
    Szczepan Bia³ek, Mar 13, 2008
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