Can-C Eye Drops — Effectiveness on Cataracts

Can-C eye dropsCataracts is a clouding of the eye lens, and one option for managing this eye disease is Can-C eye drops. The question arises as to the effectiveness Can-C eye drops as a means of managing cataracts. The product’s origin, ingredients, studies and user experiences need to be examined to determine the product’s effectiveness.

Cataracts becomes more common as people age. Colors begin to look less vibrant, and visual acuity decreases. Patients may become more sensitive to glare, have blurred vision, increased nearsightedness, and sometimes double vision in one eye. Cataracts can be caused by excessive exposure to UV radiation (sun and tanning without proper UV protective glasses), diabetes, smoking, and certain medications (especially steroids).

Antioxidants appear to provide protection against the development of cataracts.(1) Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables has been shown to have a positive impact on overall health, and may help prevent eye diseases such as cataracts.

Can-C eye drops are manufactured in Great Britain. They contain N-acetylcarnosine (NAC), which has been shown to act as an antioxidant when used in eye drops.(2) Research studies have shown that Can-C eye drops help improve cataracts:(3) In the studies

  • 88.9% experienced improvement in glare sensitivity
  • 41.5% had an improvement of the transmissivity of the lens
  • 90% had improved visual acuity

By managing cataracts with Can-C, some patients may be able to avoid cataract surgery and keep their own natural lens. Cataract surgery is an in-office or outpatient procedure done without the need for general anesthetic. The diseased lens is removed and replaced. The new lens used to be manufactured from the original lens or taken from cadavers, but now artificial lenses are used. The artificial lens can present an opportunity to repair lens-related vision problems at the same time (such as astigmatism), possibly reducing the patient’s need for glasses or contact lenses. On the other hand, an artificial lens provides less UV protection than the natural lens; therefore, good sunglasses are needed to prevent eye damage.

The minimum time to see results from Can-C eye drops, which is generally twice per day, is 6 months. On the Natural Eye Care website, we offer Can-C eye drops in several bulk packets at the best prices on the Internet. One customer reported, “My husband, who has a cataract over his only seeing eye, claims dramatic results with Can-C Eye Drops.”

NAC & Cataracts

There have been a number of studies on NAC and cataracts.  A 2008  study showed that using eyedrops containing n-acetyl-carnosine can stabilize and even improve cataracts.

Statistical analysis revealed the significant differences over 6 and 24 months in cumulative positive changes of overall characteristics of cataracts in the NAC-treated Group II from the control Group I. The N-acetylated form of natural dipeptide L-carnosine appears to be suitable and physiologically acceptable for nonsurgical treatment for senile cataracts. (Peptides 2001 Jun;22(6):979-94)

References:

1. Gale CR, Hall NF, Phillips DI, et al. “Plasma antioxidant vitamins and carotenoids and age-related cataract.” Ophthalmology, 2001;108:1992-1998. Jacques PF, Chylack LT. Jr., Hankinson SE, et al. “Long-term nutrient intake and early age-related nuclear lens opacities,” Archives of Ophthalmology, 2001;119:1009-1019.
2. Bonnefont-Rousselot D (2001). “Antioxidant and anti-AGE therapeutics”. J Soc Biol 195 (4): 391–398. PMID 11938556.
3. Peptides 2001 Jun;22(6):979-94

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Marc Grossman, Doctor of Optometry and New York State Licensed Acupuncturist is co-author of a number of books on natural vision care. Since 1980 Dr. Marc Grossman has helped many people maintain healthy vision and even improve eyesight. He is best described as a Holistic Eye Doctor, dedicated to helping people with such conditions ranging from myopia and dry eyes to potentially vision threatening diseases as macular degeneration and glaucoma. His combined multi-disciplinary approach using nutrition, eye exercises, lifestyle changes and Chinese Medicine provides him with a wide array of tools and approaches to tackle difficult eye problems.