8 doctors weighed in:
Can you use acupuncture to treat cataracts?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Is not effective
Cataracts are opacities (cloudy spots or spots that block light from passing through) in the lens.
The lens is originally clear, and changes its shape to focus on what a person looks at. It is in the eyeball, behind the colored iris and the pupil. Cataracts form after many years of sunlight (uv) exposure and from causes such as prolonged Prednisone use. Acupuncture does not help cataracts.

In brief: Is not effective
Cataracts are opacities (cloudy spots or spots that block light from passing through) in the lens.
The lens is originally clear, and changes its shape to focus on what a person looks at. It is in the eyeball, behind the colored iris and the pupil. Cataracts form after many years of sunlight (uv) exposure and from causes such as prolonged Prednisone use. Acupuncture does not help cataracts.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Benjamin Chun
Nor any medicine or herbal products for that matter.
Dr. Gary Wortz
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Couching
Actually, the procedure known as couching might be considered a highly invasive form of acupuncture for the treatment of cataracts.
I would not recommend it as it is typically only practiced in third world countries without sterile techniques and provides little usefull vision in the best case scenario and total blindness in many cases.

In brief: Couching
Actually, the procedure known as couching might be considered a highly invasive form of acupuncture for the treatment of cataracts.
I would not recommend it as it is typically only practiced in third world countries without sterile techniques and provides little usefull vision in the best case scenario and total blindness in many cases.
Dr. Gary Wortz
Dr. Gary Wortz
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Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Cataracts never "get better".
They cannot dissolve. They must be physically removed in their entirety to restore vision.

In brief: No
Cataracts never "get better".
They cannot dissolve. They must be physically removed in their entirety to restore vision.
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Dr. Paul Holmwood
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Cataracts
Nope. Fully formed cataracts need surgical removal.

In brief: Cataracts
Nope. Fully formed cataracts need surgical removal.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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