Summer has arrived, and with it comes regular reminders to use sunscreen. But people who want to have fun in the sun this summer also need to safeguard their eyes, says the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), who have designated July as UV Awareness Month.
Previously, cataract formation resulting in the need for cataract surgery was believed to be an inevitable part of the aging process. Current Research has revealed that the topical application of specific nutrients to the eyes can prevent and even reverse the progression of cataract severity for thousands of aging individuals. In clinical trials Can-C eye drops applied daily were shown to reverse protein aggregation (oxidation) and inflammation in the majority of subjects thereby allowing the eyes’ natural repair mechanisms to keep the ocular lens clear.
It is now known that cataracts are the result of elevating levels of “ascorbate oxidation” or oxidative stress due in part to oxygen free radicals in the eyes of humans and animals. This unchecked oxidation results in the cross linking of lens proteins, which is a slow glycosylation process. Cross linking of the lens proteins eventually causes a yellowing or browning pigmentation of the lens or (lens opacification) limiting the amount of light that reaches the retina, resulting in worsening vision.
With the knowledge that there is a natural range of the histidyl dipeptides within mammalian tissues we have investigated possible synergism between them in respect of antioxidant activity in ophthalmic treatment