Exactly one year ago my left eye was 20/100 and my right eye 20/70. I had cataracts in both eyes, macular degeneration in the left eye and arcus senilis in both.
Just this week I went to the retinologist again. My left eye had gone from 20/100 to 20/50, and my right from 20/70 to 20/40. Although I had been told I needed cataract surgery, this week he told me it was not necessary. In additiion to my vision improving, the arcus senilis has darkened and narrowed considerably and the macular degeneration is somewhat better.
Right after my test last year I started using l-carnosine eye drops (these are used in Europe for cataracts) and MSM eye drops (which I made myself). The trials on these two supplements are sparce, but I decided to try them anyway. The results are plain. The retinologist said I no longer needed surgery and he wants to see me in six months to plot further improvement. My regular MD, who practices alternative medicine, checked my results and is recommending the supplements for patients with similar eye problems.
One of my uncles was a doctor. I remember him saying, "Surgery is a last resort, after you have tried everything else." Cataract surgery is extremely successful if you choose the right lenses and if you have a good surgeon. Nonetheless, for a very small minority of patients the results are disastrous. I still have all the bits and pieces I was born with, and would like to keep it that way, if possible.