I am suffering terribly with cataracts. It is my decision not to undergo surgery, but that is my decision. It is not my intention to deny anyone the right to sight, by whatever means they can achieve it - including surgery. But it is my intention to let others know what I found out about cataract, during the past 5 years I have been suffering with cataracts - and the reasons why there are no safe, effective nonsurgical alternatives for advanced cataract at this time. Among those reasons, some eminent members of the eye profession in the US and other countries told me directly that 'they did not want an alternative to surgery, because surgery is their bread-and-butter'. I find that wrong, very wrong, and that is why I must speak out.
You may question the validity of my opinions, but do you question statements like this made by the eye profession themselves?
Of course, cataract surgeons could never have dreamt that during the last century, several eye doctors used nonsurgical methods to reverse advanced cataract in thousands of patients. Nor will they ever know about the successes achieved with biochemical compounds to reverse human cataract in the lab over the last 50 years. But as 'eye doctors', I believe it is their job to know about everything that could possibly save any part of the eye, including the natural lens.
I am not saying that there are no surgeons who have good intentions and wish to do the best they can for their patients. There are. Surgery has a place. I am simply saying that it should have never been allowed to occupy the first and only place, which is what has happened. And for contriving that situation, I blame the universities and their ophthalmology departments. Incidentally, I have personally communicated for years with several university biochemists who did find molecules to reverse this condition in animal models. Their discoveries were never used by the eye profession. But they used the research to get their Ph.Ds, and once they got their Ph.Ds, everything was forgotten.
Now, to tell you what I decided to do for myself. As I said in other posts, I do not believe that lanosterol alone will work on advanced nuclear cataract. For advanced cataract, I believe it is more important to first break the disulfide bonds with lipoic acid choline ester eye drops (which are not available), so yes I am taking an alpha-lipoic acid supplement as a first step. Secondly, I believe it is extremely important to free up alpha-crystallin bound to lens AGEs, so I decided to take, on a daily basis, a drink supplement containing 1.5 grams of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and 1.5 grams of citric acid . The rationale is that, according to published data, citric acid is able to reduce accumulation of AGEs in the lens:
I believe Lanomax will work only on free alpha-crystallin which is not bound to lens AGEs. In advanced cataract, there is no free alpha remaining - all of it will be bound to AGEs. So if this strategy (oral ALA + citric acid ) could free up some of the alpha-crystallin bound to lens AGEs, then I might try Lanomax eye drops again to see if they work, although I am not using them at this time. Lemon juice could be used instead of the drink supplement, but I would not take citric acid for more than 2 weeks without a gap as it can start to leach calcium from the bones.
Of course, a real AGE-crystallin crosslink breaker is what is really needed however.