Cataracts cause changes to the lenses of the eye making the sight cloudy and misty. Cataracts are treated by surgery, where the cloudy lens is removed and replaced by an artificial lens.
Researchers have developed a new drug that can be delivered directly into the eye through an eye that shrinks and dissolves cataracts. The eye drop is called lanosterol which is an amphipathic molecule that enriches the lens.
It is also believed that this lanosterol will help to prevent the proteins from building up from the lens. If proven to work in humans, there will no longer need for invasive treatments for mild to moderate cataracts and it will also prevent the condition from ever returning.
Do you think this eye drop will also be safe for the public? Or would you still choose to under go surgery if you have a cataract? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below!
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