Symptoms of Cataracts

Signs of Cataracts

The following cataract symptoms may indicate the presence of this common eye disease:

  • Cloudy or foggy vision
  • Blurry or distorted vision
  • Changes in color vision
  • Frequent increases in eyeglass or contact lens prescriptions
  • Poor night vision (especially affected by headlights)
  • Progressive loss of vision
  • Halos or glare around lights
  • Double vision
  • Loss of contrast
  • A white or “milky” spot over the pupil of the eye

Cloudy vision, deteriorating vision, trouble with night vision, and problems with halos or glare are the most common and distinctive cataract symptoms.


Someone whose cataract isn’t too large may be able to see reasonably well with the aid of new eyeglasses and brighter lights. Over time, however, these strategies will become increasingly ineffective.


there are several anecdotal reports of cataracts in early stages which have regressed with the use of some or all of the following recommendations.

  • Limit consumption of lactose-containing foods (milk products). In animal studies, galactose, a component of lactose, has been shown to promote cataracts formation.
  • A riboflavin deficiency has been implicated in cataracts development. Therefore, a supplemental dosage of riboflavin, 10-50 mg/day, may help treat or at least slow the progression of cataracts formation.
  • Quercetin is recommended in a dosage of 500-1000 mg/day. WARNING: Quercetin may increase the possibility of birth defects in pregnant women and is not recommended during pregnancy.
  • A supplemental dosage of 15-50 mg/day of zinc along with 2-3 mg/day of copper may help with cataracts.
  • Taking Vitamin C, 1000 mg, two times a day may help to decrease damage caused by free radicals, in turn helping to treat cataracts.
  • Supplementing the diet with Vitamin E at 400-800 IU/day plus selenium at 200-300 mcg/day has effectively cured cataracts in dogs.
  • 200-600 mg/day of N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) along with zinc and copper may treat cataracts by working to destroy free radicals. 12



~ by pcl4 on August 28, 2008.

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