Cataract is one of the most common visual disorders and is a major cause of blindness in the world. According to Prevent Blindness America (PBA), this eye disorder occurs in 22 million Americans. In fact, there will be more than 30 million Americans suffering from cataracts by 2020.
Cataracts don't know old age, newborn babies can suffer from this eye disease. As recently experienced by the baby Hebrew, the youngest son of Asri Welas who was only 5 months old. Then, how to treat cataracts? This was revealed by Dr. Astrid Wulan Kusumoastuti.
Cataract is a change in the lens of the eye that was previously clear and translucent to become cloudy. Doctor Astrid continues that cataracts cause the sufferer to be unable to see clearly. Yes, because with a cloudy lens, light is difficult to reach the retina and will produce blurred images on the retina.
cause of cataract eyes
Indeed, the cause of cataracts is not known clearly, but most cataracts occur due to the aging process. In addition, cataracts can also be caused by systematic diseases such as the following, including:
Use of certain drugs, especially steroids
The unprotected eye is exposed to sunlight (UV) for a long time
Never had eye surgery before
Never have trauma or accidents to the eyes, or hit eyes.
People with cataracts will experience blurry or smoky vision, reduced visual acuity, double vision, and frequent changes in glasses prescribed by a doctor. This is a characteristic of cataracts.
Plants that can cure cataract eyes:
Latin name Gynura divaricata or better known as the god leaf. Deity leaves are oval shaped vines and only have a height of about 30 to 40 cm. God leaves have many benefits that are very good for the health of the body and treat several types of diseases.
Leaf gods have also long been known as herbal plants to treat eye diseases. Most of the content contained in the leaf of the god has good properties and is needed for eye health. One of them is to treat cataract eye disorders. The natural content of the leaves of the god for eye health include saponins, flavonoids and essential oils. For processing methods, it can be done in the following ways:
- Prepare 3 to 5 leaves of fresh gods that have been washed first
- Add 20 grams of sweet potato then boil with 3 cups of water
- Wait until the water boils and leave for one glass
- If you have, remove and pour into a glass and drink the decoction of the god's leaves 2 or 3 times a day.
Spoon leaf plants are included in weed plants in rubber and tea plantations. Spoon leaf plants can also grow wild in forests, fields, or on grassy lawns. Spoon leaves grow upright with a height of only 15-20 cm.
Spoon leaves are shaped like an egg widened with a green color and the edges of the leaves are flat or irregularly jagged. Spoon leaves have many benefits to treat various types of diseases. Content such as flavonoids and polyphenols found in spoon leaves have good properties for body health. And the leaves also contain citric acid and vitamin C and others that are very good for treating eye disorders. Especially cataract eyes.
Latin name Clitoria ternatea or better known as flower telang. Is a type of vines that can be found in the yard of the house or in the forest. Since ancient times, this plant is often used by the community as an ornamental plant.
Because the flower color is beautiful bright blue. However, not only as an ornamental plant. Telang leaves also have properties to overcome several diseases. One of them is useful for treating cataract eyes.
Hopefully this post can be useful for all of us, especially for cataract sufferers to recover quickly and have normal eyes again.