Overview of the Current Attempts Toward the Medical Treatment of Cataract

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Abstract

A variety of agents are currently available that claim to either prevent, delay, or reverse cataracts associated with aging (senile cataracts), radiation, or diabetes and galactosemia (sugar cataracts). Senile cataract therapy includes formulation containing inorganic salts, nutritional supplements, natural product extracts, sulfhydryl, and sulfonic acid containing compounds and miscellaneous redox and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory compounds. Agents associated with the treatment of radiation cataracts include anti oxidants and free radial scavengers. Aldose reductase inhibitors have been effective in the prevention of sugar cataracts. A summary of these agents and their potential ocular effects are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)352-364
Number of pages13
JournalOphthalmology
Volume90
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

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Cataract
Radiation
Galactosemias
Aldehyde Reductase
Sulfonic Acids
Biological Products
Oxidants
Oxidation-Reduction
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Salts

Keywords

  • anti-cataract agent
  • cataract
  • diabetic and sugar cataract
  • lens therapy
  • radiation cataract
  • senile cataract

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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Overview of the Current Attempts Toward the Medical Treatment of Cataract. / Kador, Peter F.

In: Ophthalmology, Vol. 90, No. 4, 01.01.1983, p. 352-364.

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