Lipoic acid (1995) Cataracts
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Researchers reported that alpha lipoic acid behaves like an antioxidant reacting with a number of oxidative species. It protects membranes due to its interaction with glutathione and vitamin C, and helps recycle vitamin E. found that alpha lipoic acid can prevent development of cataracts. It also is helpful for nerve degeneration and injury from radiation.
Researchers: Packer, et al,
Published: alpha-Lipoic acid as a biological antioxidant, Free Radical Biology & Medicine, August, 1995
Another study published the same year reported that xcientists found that lipoic acid treatment on cataracts in rats has measurable benefit and conclude that it may be of therapeutic use in preventing cataracts and their related complications in human eyes, not only for cataracts, but for glaucoma as well.
Researchers: F. Kilic, et al.
Published: Modelling cortical cataractogenesis 17: in vitro effect of a-lipoic acid on glucose-induced lens membrane damage, a model of diabetic cataractogenesis, Biochemical and Molecular Biology Int., October, 1995.