Counseling Sheet

Cataracts - 2

Agatha M. Thrash, M.D.
Preventive Medicine

Cataracts can be caused by a number of factors. Some of these are diabetes, constant overheating of the eyes as in industrial positions that radiate heat close to the eyes, hypoparathyroidism, chronic toxic states, overuse of all types of fats and oils, and overuse of sugar.

Following are some suggestions that help to retard the formation of cataracts:

  • Keep extremities constantly warm to equalize the circulation and prevent congestion of the eyes.
  • Sleep with shoulders and neck warm.
  • Fast one day per week to promote clearing of the blood of fats.
  • No TV. Some authorities recommend that the light of fluorescent bulbs be avoided.
  • Read only one hour per day.
  • Eat the "Ideal Diet."
  • Exercise one hour per day, as a minimum, out-of-doors.
  • Never lie down after meals, as this practice promotes the build-up of fats in the blood.
  • Do not do heavy labor, either physical or mental, immediately after meals. A brisk walk is desirable, but nothing more vigorous.
  • Practice a deep breathing exercise to reduce congestion in the eyes.

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