Is PEMF therapy a viable option for eye cataracts?

As you age, your body changes. Not in the way that is good for your health, though. Aging is one of the major factors that leave you susceptible to diseases, including those in your eyes. While slight vision degradation is common when you get older, you may also develop many abnormalities increasing the risk of its loss. Eye cataracts are among them.

Here we’re delving into what a cataract is, how it forms, and how PEMF therapy can help with it. Spoiler alert: electromagnetic treatments make a perfect prevention option, but more on this later.

Cataract definition, types, and causes

A cataract is an eye condition that affects the transparency of the lens found behind the iris. It’s a crystal-clear structure made up of proteins. In people with cataracts, the lens becomes yellowish or clouded due to the hardening of these proteins. This results in a “covering” that prevents light from getting to the retina as it normally should.

Having a cataract interferes with your vision clarity. Because your lens is clouded, you may start seeing faded colors or two images of a single thing. You may also have trouble tolerating bright light. Usually, the symptoms don’t pop up all at once. At first, you may experience some loss of vision sharpness with more severe blurring and fading as your condition worsens.

The symptoms depend on the types of cataracts. They are usually distinguished by what part of the lens is affected. Nuclear cataracts refer to the cloudiness of its central area, while cortical and posterior subcapsular ones develop in the edges and the back, respectively.

Even now, in the years of the rapid medicine evolution, there’s ambiguity about what causes cataracts. Generally, it’s believed that, apart from aging, your risk of having the clouded lens is higher if you have:

  • diabetes
  • certain eye injuries
  • hypertension
  • obesity
  • genetic predisposition
  • other conditions that make you take corticosteroids on a regular basis

Traditional cataract treatments and PEMFs

If you have a cataract, the first thing to do is assess how severely it bothers you. When your vision is only a little hazy in the early stages, you can get it corrected using contacts or eyeglasses. Surgery isn’t necessary if your condition has nothing to do with the worsened life quality.

However, if there’s hardly anything you can clearly see at night, you want to get your cataract removed. The surgical risk during the procedure is minimal. After replacing the affected lens with an artificial one, virtually every patient’s vision is significantly improved.

When it comes to non-traditional cataract treatments, PEMF therapy tops the list. Delivered through the Ophthalmag device, it can help eliminate the stress that your lens is subjected to. Additionally, low-intensity impulses reduce the hardening of proteins and tissues, preventing your cataract from growing fast. If you choose not to go for surgery yet, they can also aid in managing the condition and minimizing blurry symptoms.

It’s worth mentioning that PEMF therapy for eyes can’t remove your cataract. Surgery is still the most effective treatment method, while electromagnetic impulses can be beneficial to curb its progression or as part of postoperative care. The best results are achieved when the two are combined.

Can you use PEMF therapy to prevent a cataract?

Since PEMFs stimulate cells throughout the body, they can be helpful as a preventative measure for different types of cataracts. But they do not target these ocular conditions directly. PEMFs are of use to patients who are at risk of developing them, like those with diabetes or high blood pressure. By improving the symptoms, they reduce the possibility of you getting a cataract.

For increased effectiveness in preventing the condition, you’re better off:

  • using PEMF therapy in your daily self-care routine
  • checking your ocular health with the eye pressure tonometer Easyton
  • stopping smoking and drinking too much alcohol
  • protecting your eyes with sunglasses when you’re outdoors

Routine check-ups with your doctor are necessary, too. When a cataract is diagnosed before it gets to its worst stage, it’s easier to control and treat. Your doctor will also advise whether your condition requires surgery or still allows you to use PEMF therapy for eyes.

Or you can get first-hand assistance from ALMAGIA International® by contacting us at +1 (718) 930-5152. Your health is what we’re here for!


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