NAC Eye Drops
NAC eye drops, to be used for the treatment of cataract, require 2 drops into each eye, twice daily for a period of 6-12 months (although due to the nature of senile cataract a permanent continuance may be advisable).
Clinical trials indicate an eye condition improvement of 41.5% to 100% for patients within a 6-month period with sustainable results 24-months later.
Another study on 96 patients aged 60 years old having senile cataract of various degrees of maturity, with the duration of the disease from 2 to 21 years, showed that carnosine gives a profound effect on primary senile cataract, the effective rate being 100%.
For mature senile cataract, the effect rate is 80%, and positive effects were observed with other types of cataract.
The findings from a recent report say "A need exists for development of therapeutic agents to slow age-related loss of antioxidant's in the nucleus of the human lens to delay the onset of cataract". Free radicals for the most part cause cataracts and other senile eye disorders. Oxidative stress is also a contributing factor in the development of macular degeneration.
Degenerative changes in the eye often begin in middle age, resulting in macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts and other forms of retinopathy in later life.
"Already, after just seven weeks of using them the white film has cleared from her eyes and there is now just a very small patch left in the corners. She can now see my finger again which she couldn't before and everyday like clockwork she reminds me that it's time for her drops." - Mary & Chanahhei - Middlesex
Phacoemulsification, or phaco. Your doctor makes a small incision on the side of the cornea, the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the front of the eye. The doctor then inserts a tiny probe into the eye. This device emits ultrasound waves that soften and break up the cloudy centre of the lens so it can be removed by suction. Most cataract surgery today is done by phaco, which is also called small incision cataract surgery.
Extracapsular surgery. Your doctor makes a slightly longer incision on the side of the cornea and removes the hard center of the lens. The remainder of the lens is then removed by suction.
In most cataract surgeries, the removed lens is replaced by an intraocular lens (IOL). An IOL is a clear, artificial lens that requires no care and becomes a permanent part of your eye. With an IOL, you'll have improved vision because light will be able to pass through it to the retina. Also, you won't feel or see the new lens.
Sometimes a part of the natural lens that is not removed during cataract surgery becomes cloudy and may blur your vision. This is called an after-cataract. An after-cataract can develop months or years later.
When our eyes are young they contain high concentrations of natural antioxidants that protect against cataract, macular degeneration and other ocular disorders.
As we enter middle age, synthesis of the antioxidant glutathione is reduced, resulting in excessive free radical damage. Antioxidant supplements (Ethos élan vital have been shown to help protect against senile eye disorders but unfortunately, aging diminishes circulation to the eye, thereby reducing the effectiveness of oral supplements.