Hi: This is heart breaking indeed. So, the bad news is that cataracts have begun to form, especially in one eye. The good news is that your horse still has sight out of one good eye and some sight out of the eye with the cataract. Research on Can-C reports that application of the Can-C eye drops as directed results in about 95% improvement in the subjects that were studied. Subjects have been dogs and humans – not horses – but researchers concluded that the Can-C helps reverse cataracts in all mammals including horses in, again, 95% of the cases. So, it is certainly worth a try, especially to insure that the good eye remains clear of a cataract.
Cineraria Homeopathic Eye Drops for Clear Crystalline Lens: Traditional Homeopathic Medicine for Cataract.
Cineraria is the principle ingredient in cineraria maritima eye drops. Cineraria is the traditional homeopathic remedy most often recommended as eye drops for cataracts due to its capacity to clear and dissolve obstructing fibrils in the lens, and is gluten free. In India, it is thought to be the most valuable remedy for cataracts by healing the lens. Additional natural homeopathic ingredients are added to the formulation to support the healing process.
Cataracts are a condition which develops as the body, with age, has a harder time providing oxygen, nutrition, detoxification and antioxidants to the cells of the eye's lens. There are no blood vessels in the lens, so the body's task to provide these nutrients and defenders is a challenge. Contrary to past common practice of eye doctors to wait until the lens "ripens" and replace the clouded lens with an artificial lens, doctors now often recommend natural treatments supporting the capacity to maintain or even clear the crystalline lens.
Proper nutrition, exercise and multivitamin supplementation is also recommended.
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