What are Cataracts?
Cataracts are a medical condition that gradually disrupts the ability to see and is most common in older people. Usually, cataracts takes the form of a cloud in the eye. In your eye you have a lens, the function of the lens is to focus on light that travels through the eye before it enters the retina. The lens is the colored area (Iris) that is located behind the eye. It consists of proteins that can amass as people get older, resulting in a cataract. The cataract disperses light as it travels into the lens, diminishing vision.
Doctors have detected several kinds of cataracts. These are: complete, partial, progressive, stationary, soft and hard. The major sorts are: the posterior subscapular, cortical and the nuclear sclerosis that is rampant.
Common Causes of Cataracts
Proteins found in the lens are translucent and deteriorate over time, the result is proteins becoming hard and thick blocking light from passing through. This thickening process of the lens is known as ripening. It can happen slowly or very quickly and may require surgery or special treatment.
Age is another common factor that causes cataracts. The older a person becomes the more likely there will be cataract development. In terms of Age, cataracts have been accountable for 51 percent of blindness globally which is approximately 20 million people. It has also affected 42 percent of Americans between the ages of 52 and 64, another 60 percent between the ages of 65 and 74 and 91 percent of individuals between the ages of 75 and 85. According to research at the age of 80 over half of every American has cataracts.
As we get older there are other health conditions and factors that can contribute to the development of cataracts in the eyes. These conditions include; hypertension, diabetes and exposure to sunlight (UV light) without sunshades that have filters, radiation, toxins, and chemicals. Smoking is also very harmful to the eyes, it speeds up the development of cataracts. Corticosteroids can also foster cataract growth.
Cataracts can be treated with surgery at any phase of development since it is considered continuous. When undergoing surgery, doctors use powerful anesthesia. According to a research; 9 out of 10 patients are able to repair their vision by 20/40 or even better.
One technique used is known as phacoemulsification. With this procedure a handheld mechanism is applied to dissolve and emulsify the lens proteins into liquid, utilizing the energy released from an ultrasound wave. Ultimately the emulsification is sucked away.
During postoperative recuperation doctors highly recommend that patients avoid heavy lifting and straining the body for a month. It is also advised that they use a guard to protect their eye at night while sleeping.
PEMF Therapy and Cataracts
There is limited research relating to the application of PEMF therapy and cataracts. However, the PEMF 4000 has been known to lessen the oxidative tension on the lens and the eye. It can also minimize the shape of the fiber layers that thicken the lens and its adequate applications of natural fats and enhances the circulation of tissue cells.
Frequent application of PEMFs from low to medium will make a major difference and can be done from the comfort of your own home. Don’t delay your PEMF treatment it will only lessen its effectiveness. It is best to apply PEMF treatment at the start of cataract formations. Just 15 to 20 minutes daily will have positive effects.
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