Thursday, October 28, 2010

HEALTH - Cataracts: Is There an Alternative to Surgery?

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide. About 20 percent of all people over 60 have at least the beginning development of a cataract. The numbers increase to 80 percent for people over 75. Cataracts are characterized by a cloudy haze inside the lens caused by a random clumping together of lens proteins. As the cataract develops, it reduces the amount of light passing through the lens. The scattering of this light forms a fuzzy image. Colors are often unclear and many people notice a halo of light around bright objects, causing a glare.

About a year ago, my husband, Gary was told that surgery was imperative due to this phenomenon occurring in both of his eyes.

Although cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgical procedure in the world,
in the U.S. 30-50% of all patients
experience complications which require additional surgery.
Additionally, dangerous infections are not an uncommon post-operative complication.

Determined to find a less evasive, high-risk approach, I started searching. I believe many of you will be interested in what I discovered!

Sun exposure, heredity, poor nutrition, smoking, high blood pressure, kidney disease, diabetes and long-term use of steroids are precursors to the development of cataracts. However, people without these risk factors also develop cataracts. So, what’s the underlying factor?

In each of these health issues, destructive free radicals are produced which damage vital molecules resulting in deterioration of the eye’s lens. However, it has also been discovered that cells age due to the accumulation of free radical damage over time. The underlying factor is that our natural defenses, including anti-oxidants in the eye, decrease with poor health and as we age!

Antioxidants are the antidote to free radicals! In fact, many scientists belive that “abundant consumption of antioxidants may delay the onset of cataracts”! There is an abundant amount of material available regarding a diet rich in antioxidants. However, the focus of this article is not as readily available.

Based on research performed mainly by Russian scientists in 1997, it was concluded that due to its antioxidant properties and ability to inhibit chemical processes in aging, “carnosine seems to delay the impairment of eyesight with aging, effectively preventing and treating senile cataract. Carnosine actually restores the proteins in the lens.”

It was also determined that NAC (N-acetylcarnosine) “may pass through the lipid membranes of the corneal and lens cells more easily than carnosine, and may thereby gain access more readily to the cells’ interior. There, the N-acetylcarnosine is gradually broken down to carnosine, which then exerts its beneficial effects.”

Statistics show the following improvements in all patients with cataracts after 6 months of applying N-acetylcarnosine eye-drops twice daily:

1. 88.9% in glare sensitivity.
2. 41.5% in transmissivity of the lens.
3. 90% in visual acuity.

Studies are also showing that N-acetylcarnosine may provide other beneficial results with the following eye-disorders:
Corneal disorders.
Computer vision syndrome.
Blurred vision.
Dry eye syndrome.
Retinal diseases.
Opacities and lesions.
Complications of systemic diseases such as diabetes.
Contact lens difficulties - (Lubrication, as well as reducing the build up of lactic acid).

Side effects:
To date, no serious side effects or contraindications have been noted in any of the clinical trials.

After only a few weeks of applying Can C eye drops, Gary noticed a marked difference in his vision, especially night-time glare. He returned to the ophthalmologist after 6 months of application. After visual examination, the doctor concluded that, although the cataracts were not totally dissolved, Gary’s vision had markedly changed and that surgery was no longer necessary!

If you are interested in learning more about this potential alternative to surgery, you may find helpful information at the following sites:
The Cataract Cure: The Russian Eye-Drop Breakthrough: The Story of N-acetylcarnosine.

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