Cataract Treatment & Reversal: Dogs & Humans

Bear, my current chocolate floof (aka “tee-tees,” “umpa,” “cico,” “Bear Bear Roth,” and others depending on the day), is an absolute hoot — and joy. He grounds me. When the day goes by and I have not been present to see him, it has not been a good day. He reminds me to slow down, stop, and that I do not have to do anything but be present to experience a little pocket of good.

When he was a few months old, he experienced a horrible vaccine reaction. He went into anaphylactic shock about 45 minutes after the Parvo-Leptospirosis-Bordetella trio.

Thankfully with some prompt medical intervention, he made it. But a few months later, we started to notice something wrong with his left eye. It look blocked. It was a different color than the right eye when light was shined on it.

We took him to our vet and he recommended we see an ophthalmologist. So, off we went.

We were met with a wounding diagnosis. Our beautiful little chocolate boy had a cataract at 6 months old. We were told he would likely need expensive surgery, and post-surgery, he would have nearly an 80% risk of developing glaucoma or retinal detachment. In either case, he could lose his eye completely. This was not reversible. The doctor said it would only get worse with time, and likely fast.

We were devastated.

 

Finding another way

I went home and allowed myself to cry. Once the tears were out, it was time to get to work.

I became manic. I dove headfirst into research. I knew there had to be a natural route to fix this. I had reversed ailments that I was told could not be healed or reversed using natural methods in the past, and I knew there had to be a way here.

After days with my head buried in blue light, I came up with something.

I developed a 5-drop 3x per day regimen coupled with supplementation and a diet change. We followed it religiously for two months, and decided to forego the medication the doctor prescribed him because the side effects of it were, can you believe it, cataracts!

 

2-month check-up

We attended our follow-up visit with our ophthalmologist after the two-month regimen. She turned the bright lights off, the red light on, and pulled out her eye viewing tool. She shined the light in his left eye. There was a long period of silence – enough to make me think something was up. Either my plan had worked, or it had not worked at all.

I’m confused,” she said, “not only has the cataract not progressed, it looks like it improved.”

A huge sigh of relief followed, and I have not looked back since.

In the years since, Bear’s left eye remains clear of nearly all of the cataract (there is still some residue), and he retains about 95% of vision in the eye consistently.

 

The remedy

If you are interested in the story, I shared a video on YouTube about it.

This remedy works for dogs and humans. If using for a human, I noted which products you should not use below.

Here is the remedy:

Drop #1 – Flax oil
Drop #2 – Liquid MSM
Drop #3 – Can-C
Drop #4 – Cineraria maritima
Drop #5 – Ocluvet (omit this if using this remedy for a human)

  1. Administer 1 drop of each product directly into the eye. One cycle = all five products (five total drops).
  2. Wait 10-15 minutes in between each drop, if possible. If you don’t have this much time, try to wait at least a few minutes in between each drop so they can absorb into the eye.
  3. Repeat the cycle 3x per day. I recommend morning, afternoon, and evening, if possible.

Additional supplements:

Antioxidant treats
Cataractin
Plant enzymes & probiotics
Omega 3’s

(omit these supplements if using this remedy for a human)

We also switched him over to a raw diet.

 

How long should you do this for?

It depends. I did the drops on Bear initially for about a year. I started out with three cycles per day for the first two months, decreased to two cycles per day after that, and eventually one cycle per day. After about a year, I stopped completely.

He had a few check-ups with the vet during this time and the cataract always kept its status (nearly gone with slight remnants) for about three years.

At his last visit, the vet mentioned it had worsened a little, so I started the drops back up again. I’m doing three of them once per day for maintenance. We’ll see how this goes. I was getting a bit concerned because I started to notice it again myself.

UPDATE: It’s been a few months since I wrote this. I have been giving Bear 1 drop of Ocluvet 2-3 times per day consistently, and his cataract looks better and better. I don’t notice it anymore. We haven’t been back to the vet so I haven’t received professional confirmation, but visually, it looks great and I am confident the Ocluvet has been working.

If just starting out, I suggest going full force and blasting the eye. Do it three times per day if you can and see what happens. If things improve and are going well, you can back off a bit and try to maintain with less.

Chronic disease is a slow moving decay. This means you also experience a slow heal. An ailment like a cataract is not usually an emergency, so you have time to figure out what works best for your situation.

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Ashley Rothstein
Ashley Rothstein

Ashley Rothstein develops tasty, whole food, animal-based, fat-filled recipes that include a moderate amount of minimally toxic plant foods. To fix her own health issues, she bounced around between the carnivore, keto, and paleo diets for a few years. After experiencing and studying each diet philosophy, she learned she feels her best by merging the three and following an animal-based diet with time-restricted feeding. As a glut at heart, she likes to channel her creativity and create meals that are healthy but also satisfy her inner gluttonous spirits.

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