Cataract Eye Drops (n-acetylcarnosine)

Discussion in 'Eye-Care' started by Michele, Dec 1, 2004.

  1. Michele

    Michele Guest

    Has anyone tried using these drops and had positive results?
     
    Michele, Dec 1, 2004
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  2. Michele

    Alex Guest

    I have cataract diagnosed on my left eye.
    I'm wondering if NU-EYES drops from http://www.bionational.com/
    can help.

    Has anybody use this drops?
    Any results?
     
    Alex, Dec 4, 2004
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  3. Michele

    Dr Judy Guest

    Despite the many claims on the website, a search of PubMed showed no
    published trials on animal or human cataract, in vivo or in vitro. This is
    an unproven (quack) remedy.

    Dr Judy
     
    Dr Judy, Dec 4, 2004
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  4. Michele

    LarryDoc Guest

    Maybe, maybe not.

    Here's the link to the PubMed abstract:

    Title: Efficacy of N-acetylcarnosine in the treatment of cataracts

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt
    =Abstract&list_uids=12001824&itool=iconabstr

    With the BIG caveat that this is the only medical citation, the study
    was small and provided by and funded by the manufacturer.

    Perhaps there is something to it, but for now, I go with, as you wrote,
    unproven, quack remedy.

    There is also Vitreolent (Novartis AG Pharma, Germany/Poland
    distribution). It is a potassium iodide drop that was prescribed
    following the Chernobal nuclear catastrophy and since. I have two
    patients using that medication and have no idea if their cataracts would
    be worse without.

    Further, back when I was in school, a R&D pharm company in Connecticut
    was working on a N-acetylcarnosine and ascorbic acid sub-conja implant
    dispensing device that showed pretty decent efficacy, at least in dogs.
    Shortly after they published preliminary findings, the company, and the
    report disappeared.

    --LB, O.D.
     
    LarryDoc, Dec 4, 2004
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