Mom has cataracts, both eyes, one eye is more blurred than other. She is scheduled for operation tomorrow at Wellcare Clinic Main Dasmariñas, Cavite. The operation is said to last for 15 minutes. The cloudy lends will be removed and will be replaced with Indian type lens. The operation cost will be paid by PhilHealth and the Indian lens, which cost 7,500, will be paid by us. Standard and American type lens cost free and 10,000 pesos respectively. The same type of operation at De La Salle Mecidal Center cost 50,000 pesos per eye without PhilHealth, 25,000 with…
When mom was diagnosed with the disease, I stumbled over the net attempting to find any possible cure. However, what her ophthalmologist said is true, there is no cure for cataract except surgical operation.
There is prevention.
I found a useful article in Enrich magazine stating that regular Vitamin C intake reduces the risk of cataract and AMD or age related macular degeneration. Rueters website also mentioned about vitamin C intake and cataracts. Regular dietary intake (more or less 60mg) prevents cataract while over 1000 mg promotes the illness. The vitamin may also act as proxidant, grabbing elements/molecule from cells creating free radicals.
Vitamin C is a good antioxidant. It hunts free radicals that cause cell degeneration and formation of cancer cells. It also promotes healthy gums, capillaries and efficient iron absorption.