Cataracts are varying degrees of clouding of the eye lens, during which vision becomes blurred. If cataracts of the eye are left untreated, the disease can lead to complete blindness.
Non-surgical cataract treatment
Treatment of the early stage of the disease consists in the use of all kinds of medications, in particular eye drops. For non-surgical treatment of cataracts, Smirnov’s eye drops, katachrom and vitafakol and some others can be used .
Non-surgical treatment of cataracts with these drugs is not able to dissolve the formed opacity of the eye lens, but it significantly inhibits the development of the disease.
The main difficulty of non-surgical treatment of cataracts is the unexplained causes of the development of the disease. There is a large body of research currently underway to examine the effect of antioxidants on free radicals. Genetic predisposing factors, environmental conditions, health of the human body as a whole are investigated.
Establishing the influence of these factors will become the basis for effective prevention and treatment of age-related cataracts.
For non-surgical treatment of cataracts, substitution treatment is actively used, based on the fact that the human body receives substances, 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 vitamin C into the eyeball.
Of the other drugs used for the non-surgical treatment of cataracts, it should be noted those 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 Vitsein are used throughout the year every day for 2 instillations. 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 to treat 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. The drug is applied in a few drops three times a day for several months.