Here are a few cases of the hundreds of patients in Britain and Africa successfully treated by Dr Evans with his nutritional therapy:
A 55 year old woman had vision in the right eye of 60 per cent normal. In the left eye she was only able to count fingers. The ophthalmoscope revealed a central opacity in the right eye, while the left eye was totally clouded. After one month of nutritional therapy, the vision in the right eye had improved to 150 per cent of normal (ie, still abnormal but much improved) while vision in the left eye had improved to 15 per cent of normal. The media in the right eye was completely clear.Another man, aged 32, had begun having cataract three weeks before being seen. His vision in his right eye had fallen to 20 per cent of normal, while the vision in the left eye was 200 per cent of normal. The opacity in the right eye was “milky” as is so often the case with rapid developing cataract. After four weeks of nutritional therapy, the vision in the right eye had improved to 100 per cent of normal. The ophthalmoscope revealed that the media in the right eye was quite clear.
A little girl, aged 9, had cataracts which had developed three weeks before she was seen by Mr Evans. The child was very underfed. The parent had taken the child to the chemist because the pupil of the right eye was white, for which the chemist gave her daughter antibiotics. After trying this for three weeks, and finding the the whiteness was getting worse, the mother took the child to our eye centre. The antibiotics no doubt further reduced an already low nutritional status. The vision in that eye was so bad that the child could perceive hand movements only, while the other eye had perfect sight. The ophthalmoscope revealed a full aperture milky cataract in the right eye.
After four weeks of therapy the vision had improved to 16.7 per cent normal. The refraction of the eye, however, brought the vision up to normal. This case demonstrates how nutritional deficiency is often the sole cause of cataract even in children and that once a cataract has been sorted out nutritionally there is also a marked reduction of myopia, which suggests that a basic flattening of the lens results from malnutrition.
A 60 year old man was able to count fingers only in his right eye, while his left eye had 10 per cent normal vision. A full aperture cataract covered each eye. Two weeks of nutritional therapy raised the visual acuity in the right eye to 20 per cent of normal and 30 per cent of normal in the right eye.
An 80 year old man had a full aperture cataract in each eye, resulting in a vision in each eye of 10 per cent normal. Two weeks of nutritional therapy raised the vision in each eye to 50 per cent of normal.