Most cataracts are able to be removed through a surgical procedure, and the vision problem at least partially corrected.
Though there is significant controversy about whether cataracts can be prevented, a number of studies suggest certain nutrients and nutritional supplements may reduce your risk of cataracts. Research suggests that higher dietary intakes of vitamin E and the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin from food and supplements are associated with significantly decreased risks of cataract.
Good sources of vitamin E include sunflower seeds, almonds, and spinach. Good sources of lutein and zeaxanthin include spinach, kale, and other green, leafy vegetables. Other studies have shown antioxidant vitamins, such as vitamin C and foods containing omega-3 fatty acids, may reduce cataract risk.
Another step you can take to reduce your risk of cataracts is to wear protective sunglasses that block 100% of the sun’s UV rays when you are outdoors.
For those with inoperable cataracts, many people look to low vision devices to improve their quality of life and enhance their vision.