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does chamomile help to get rid of cataracts?

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Dr. William Goldstein
30 years experience Ophthalmology
No: There is no medical treatment that can get rid of cataracts. You can slow progression by using sunglasses and hats to protect yourself from ultraviolet. More info about surgery: http://www.2020vision.Com/procedures_cataract_surgery.Html.
Answered on Jun 5, 2014
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Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
No: There is no research or information showing chamomile get rid of or preventing cataracts.
Answered on Mar 12, 2013
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
No proof: N-acetylcarnosine (NAC) in small studies showed improve vision in cataract patients. However, it has not been studied in double blind, randomized, prospective way & studies were paid for by company who has vested interest. It is not FDA approved. Likely sun protection & eating a diet rich in antioxidants is just as good; so there is still not enough proof. More info at: [email protected]
Answered on Dec 5, 2014

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