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Beekeeping => Healing From The Hive => Topic started by: Ray on May 31, 2015, 06:58:42 pm

Title: Cataracts
Post by: Ray on May 31, 2015, 06:58:42 pm
I've got cataracts and I am also am at risk for detached retina(s) which may complicate surgery.
Anybody know of any cures from the hive (or elsewhere)?
Title: Re: Cataracts
Post by: Bakersdozen on May 31, 2015, 07:01:08 pm
So sorry to hear that Ray.  I don't know any cures from the hive.  But I will say that modern medicine has made a lot of advances in this area.  Cataract removal is a walk in the park.  Detached retina, I don't have any experience with.  Good luck to you.
Title: Re: Cataracts
Post by: brooksbeefarm on May 31, 2015, 07:22:03 pm
My wife had cataract surgery as an out patient and it might have taken 20 minutes, i couldn't believe it :o. My eye doctor says i have a starting of cataracts, but not bad enough for surgery yet. I went to him for what he called floaters, when working bees it sometimes looks like a bee is coming or is to close to my eyes ;D, i don't think there is much they can do for floaters :sad: Jack
Title: Re: Cataracts
Post by: riverbee on May 31, 2015, 08:30:35 pm
well wishes to you ray. had a close friend also with recent cataract surgery. went well, doing great.  not sure she had detached retina though?

Title: Re: Cataracts
Post by: Perry on June 01, 2015, 06:28:24 am
I read this just a few days ago. A guy in BC invented them and they could soon be available.
Title: Re: Cataracts
Post by: Ray on June 01, 2015, 06:54:11 am
Thanks everybody.
Jack those floater are a sign you may be at risk for a detached retina. I have a few relatives on my mother's side who had detached retinas.
Title: Re: Cataracts
Post by: brooksbeefarm on June 01, 2015, 09:53:45 am
I don't have good vision in my left eye, they say i have a wrinkle behind it, and surgery might help or it might not? I'll just live with it. ??? Jack
Title: Re: Cataracts
Post by: efmesch on June 01, 2015, 04:59:36 pm
I've heard of people who had their retina "re-attached" by the use of a lazer beam.  It is shined into the eye and focused on several points around the margin of the retina, creating a few tiny "burns " that "glue" the retina in the proper position.
Title: Re: Cataracts
Post by: lazy shooter on June 01, 2015, 05:48:55 pm
I have floaters.  I had them back in 2007 when I had cataract surgery, lens replacement.  My vision since then has at least 20:20 without any downside.  I would advise having it done.

Title: Re: Cataracts
Post by: rwlaw on June 02, 2015, 08:34:57 am
While floaters are a indication of a retinal tear, in my case they're just pieces of veins that have broken off (as a long term glaucoma patient, I get my money's worth out of my eye doc lol). I can't tell you the percentages, but I was told I have nothing to worry about.
Ray, there's a cataract thread started in the apitherapy section of the beesource forum you should check out, somebody gave a recipe for honey eye drops. As I have em too, I'm going to become my own patient :D.
I've been doing a bilberry tincture that a gal made up for me (bilberry increases blood flow to the eyes) and it seems to have helped with the floaters, don't see em as often as I've had before.
Title: Re: Cataracts
Post by: brolib on July 14, 2015, 08:35:32 pm
Google "sage honey for cataracts". A drop in each eye at bedtime for 7 nights the 7 nights w/o. Repeat as needed. A friend of the family learned this in a massage therapy course along with other neat stuff everyone should know.