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Cataracts, the most common cause of age-related vision loss, can be prevented, treated, and perhaps even reversed. While surgery is the most common treatment for removing cataracts, prevention is the better course! In addition to modifications in diet and lifestyle, the use of select nutritional eye drops has enabled many people to help prevent and treat cataracts.
Cataracts are caused by free radicals that cause oxidation and an aging process that is similar to the hardening of arteries. Other causes include food allergies, side-effects of prescription drugs, smoking, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, poor nutrition, alcohol consumption, and genetics.
Whether you are trying to prevent or treat existing cataracts, a diet high in protein, vitamin A, niacin, thiamin, and riboflavin has been associated with a reduction of cataracts on the inner part of the lens (nuclear cataracts). Once cataracts appear, doctors may recommend taking supplements that include glutathione, vitamin C, alpha-lipoic acid, and selenium. Lifestyle changes can also have a positive impact on eye health. Changes include reducing or eliminating caffeine and sodas, eliminating deep-fried foods, limiting alcohol consumption and smoking, and daily exercise.
A simple eye-drop formulation, made popular by Dr. Robert Rowen, MD, has also shown promise in the prevention and treatment of cataracts. Known as “Dr. Rowen’s Eye Drops”, the formula contains DMSO, Glutathione, and Vitamin C. All three ingredients have powerful antioxidant properties that battle free radicals and are important nutrients in overall eye health.
Glutathione: Eyes deficient in glutathione are more susceptible to cataracts and other eye diseases and contain approximately one-fifth the amount of glutathione compared to normal lenses.
DMSO: Is a natural solvent that can carry other drugs with it across membranes, enhancing the delivery of companion ingredients.
Vitamin C: The sclera of the eye is dependent on vitamin C for good health, and research has shown that cataracts can begin when vitamin C becomes deficient.
This formulation is available through College Pharmacy with a prescription. For more information about Dr. Rowen’s Eye Drops, or to speak to a pharmacist about vitamin supplements for eye health, contact College Pharmacy directly.