Cataract is a darkening of the lens of the eye to one degree or another. Due to the darkening of the lens, vision becomes blurred, clouded. Developed cataracts without proper treatment can cause irreversible blindness.
Cataract treatment without surgery
Cataract treatment without surgery consists in the use of various medications. Eye drops are most commonly used.
Treatment of cataracts without surgery with the help of special eye drops, of course, cannot completely dissolve the resulting darkening. However, you can stop the progression of the disease with drops.
The main difficulty in treating cataracts without surgery is that the causes of the development of this disease have not yet been fully established. At the moment, many scientists and doctors are interested in what effect antioxidants have on the development of cataracts. In addition, research is aimed at establishing the role of the environment, genetic predisposition, health status and other conditions.
Establishing the influence of these factors will become the basis for effective prevention and treatment of age-related cataracts.
With the aim of treating cataracts without surgery, substitution therapy is actively used, based on the fact that substances enter the human body , the deficiency of which provokes the development of the disease.
Vitamin complexes are most often used . Fortified solutions are available as eye drops.
One of the main components of eye drops is nicotinic acid, which promotes the absorption of ascorbic acid into the eyeball.
Of the other drugs used for the non-surgical treatment of cataracts, it should be noted agents based on potassium and calcium, magnesium and cysteine.
Cysteine is used not only to treat early age-related cataracts, but also to treat other types of cataracts.
Eye drops, such as Vicin , are used for a whole year, 2 instillations every day. After that, once a day.
The use of methyluracil has been thoroughly studied for the formation of additional reserves in the process of nucleic acid production in the eye lens . This drug is prescribed to patients suffering from almost all types of cataracts, 0.5 mg three times a day, three courses are performed annually.
In addition, eye drops are used, which include riboflavin and methyluracil , adenosine triphosphoric acid solution and insulin.
There is data confirming the feasibility of using zinc preparations in the form of an aqueous solution. This drug is used for the treatment of age-related cataracts as a means of normalizing the epithelial tissue of the lens.
Now for the non-surgical treatment of cataracts, they are most often used:
Vitaiodurol , which is produced by a French pharmaceutical company, is ten milliliters in eye drops. 1 ml of solution contains:
– potassium iodide;
– magnesium chloride;
– calcium chloride;
– substance triphosphadenine ;
– nicotinic acid;
– the substance thiamine;
– substance cysteine;
– the substance glutathione.
This drug is used to treat all types of age-related cataracts without surgery. The drug is used in a few drops three times a day for several months.