Preventing and Healing Cataract Holistically

Can cataract be cured naturally or even disappeared spontaneously? If you are afraid of eye surgeries and their potential side effects, read on…

Dr. Bates wrote in his article in 1921 after naturally healing many cases of even a ripe, congenital or traumatic cataract:

“It is perfectly well known that cataract does sometimes recover spontaneously. Many such cases are on record, and probably most ophthalmologist who have been practicing for any length of time have seen them. I myself collected a large number of records of such cases.”


Why Is Natural Healing of Cataract Important?

It’s not just the light coming into the lens that makes us see. Visual acuity is only one part of our visual function. You might be seeing clearly after the surgery, but many people, after the surgery, lose other visual functions such as peripheral vision, depth and 3-D perception, binocular/stereoscopic vision, etc. Some people do have to wear glasses even after the surgery.

Prevention is the key. If you don’t eliminate the root cause(s), you could have cataracts more than once. An after-cataract can develop months or years after cataract surgery. An after cataract is treated with a laser, by making a tiny hole in the eye tissue behind the lens to let light pass through. Any eye surgeries can leave scar tissue in the eye, which is not a good deal for your delicate and precious eyes. Any surgeries, especially eye surgeries, are hard on you eyes.

Another reason is that once you self-heal your cataract naturally, you most likely know how to keep your vision clear and your eyes healthy the rest of your life.


Causes | Symptoms | Surgery-Complications

My previous article gives you helpful information as to what causes cataract, symptoms, and medical treatment – surgery, and complications from surgery.  You will find it useful if you are not familiar with them.


 Preventing and Healing Cataract Holistically 


Detoxifying your body, mind, and life is the best way to prevent and heal cataract in this modern days.

The following practices can benefit your eyes and your eyesight, prevent cataract and potentially clear it, especially in its early stage. You will benefit even if you had a cataract surgery done:

  • Practice Dr. Bates Relaxation techniques to relax your eyes and mind as well as release the pressure on the eyeball and eye muscles, and increase the circulation.
  • If you recognize any of the causes for cataract, make smart lifestyle changes to eliminate the root cause(s) of developing cataract. For example, find alternative ways to replace the medical treatments/drugs/surgery; Quit smoking if you smoke.
  • When your body is not healthy, your eyes including your lens are not healthy. Cloudy lens could be the manifestation of your toxic body. Detox and rejuvenate your body organs especially colon, kidneys, and liver.
  • Modify your diet, if needed. Increase your intake of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, as well as other healthful foods that promote good health and circulation.
  • Drink plenty of water as the inside the eye is mostly water and also helps to focus better when eyes are not dry.
  • Improve circulation by moving your body – run, walk, aerobic workout, dance, etc.
  • Improve your digestion, assimilation, and elimination by consuming digestion friendly foods and following the food combining rules as much as you can. Here’s a good book I wrote for this part of your health.
  • Indoor sunning: Allow your eyes to be exposed to (not staring into the sun) natural outdoor light to nurture your eyes and mind and prevent light sensitivity. You could do an indoor sunning for 2-5 minutes a day – by the window or using a lamp with incandescent light bulb. While sunning, keep your eyes closed and move your head from side to side.
  • Glasses and contact lenses restrict the movement of involuntary eye muscles and inhibit circulation to the eyes. If you have been wearing glasses or contacts, it’s probably a good idea to learn to improve your vision naturally so that you can discard your glasses or contacts. If you had a cataract surgery done, this is especially true, so you don’t get into a vicious cycle. It’s because glasses and contacts can impact your eye health. If you had a vision correction included in your artificial lens, still learn to see with your own eyes, brain, and mind in a relaxed way.
  • Learn to relieve your mental stain and reduce your emotional stress if applicable to you.



“During my eye exam, I was told by my eye doctor that I”m developing another cataract in my left eye. I really didn’t want another cataract surgery and wanted to see if I can handle this naturally. I told Dr. Mimi I’ve had type 1 diabetes since I was 5 years old (I’m 53 years old), I could lose some weight, and wanted to clear my cataract naturally this time. Mimi told me I probably could use some gentle detox and change my eating habits. Just by following Mimi’s advice not mixing so many different foods in one meal and taking VitaMineral green powder twice a day for nutrients and alkalizing my body, my insulin level went down from usually 30 ml per day for all these years to  between 22 ml to 25 ml. I did this for about a week, and it reduced my insulin needs that much! I couldn’t even do the detox Mimi suggested because I had very bad intestinal issues. I also practiced palming, deep breathing, long swing. and walking as Mimi told me to do. Doing these simple things, the annoying floaters and cloudiness in my left eye’s  cleared up as well. I cannot believe how simple and short time it took.”

Lydia. F., Highland Park, IL


with love and seeing,

Mimi Shekoski, PhD, Natural Vision Teacher |  Holistic Natural Health Doctor




Please note that teachers or coaches at Happy Eyesight do not purport to diagnose, treat or cure any eye condition or disease. Natural Vision Improvement is an educational self-help program which assists those with refractive error to train their visual system towards improved clarity and perception. Individuals must use their common sense in applying any activities or principles and take into account specific individual conditions that may be adversely affected.  The information contained on this website are in addition to and are not intended to replace the care and advice of your medical professionals. Regular exams with your optometrist or ophthalmologist are important to assess both visual acuity and eye health. When using the principles or activities outlined in Natural Vision Improvement, students should always remain under the care of these health professionals.  We provide the products and information on this website for your benefit, however must state that their use is entirely at your own risk.

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