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Antioxidant can cure cataracts and degenerative eye diseases

Research suggests that eye drops prepared with antioxidant N-acetylcysteine ​​amide (NACA) may be effective against eye diseases

 
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Dr. Nuran Ercal (the left.), Leader of the research
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Dr. Nuran Ercal (the left.), Leader of the research

Researchers at the University of Missouri, USA, discovered an antioxidant that can prevent or cure cataracts, macular degeneration and other degenerative eye diseases.

Research suggests that an eye drop prepared with the antioxidant N-acetylcysteine ​​amide (NACA) can be an effective treatment for these disorders.

NACA is a better alternative in relation to other experimental treatment, the antioxidant N-acetylcysteine ​​(NAC), as it passes more easily through cell membranes, allowing the drug to be used in lower doses.

"NACA As can be administered at a lower dose, the drug has an increased therapeutic index and reduces the risk of side effects normally associated with NAC. Antioxidant is also an excellent source of glutathione, which is reduced during degenerative ocular disorders," Nuran Ercal says the researcher.

The loss of vision due to age-related eye disorders affect over 30 million people in the United States and should double in the coming decades, according to researchers.

In addition, more than $ 9 billion is spent annually just in cataract surgery. The total annual cost of all services related to vision problems exceed $ 20 billion.

"The NACA eyedrops can drastically reduce these costs and represent an alternative to expensive surgery, while greatly improves the quality of life for patients," notes Ercal.

Ercal and his team were testing NACA against HIV-related problems, lead poisoning and other toxicities for 10 years. About four years ago, they began testing it in eye disorders.

Clinical studies on mice showed that the antioxidant NACA was able to prevent the onset of cataracts in treated animals.

According to the team, more tests will help establish appropriate dose and frequency, as well as possible side effects and other factors associated with antioxidant. If additional studies are successful in animals, Ercal believes that this may support the viability of human use.

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