N-acetyl-carnosine for Cataracts

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N-acetyl-carnosine for Cataracts
« on: 16/12/2007 19:59:56 »
I have found on the internet that Can-C eye drops are being used in the UK for cataract removal.  Can-C contrains N-acetyl-carnosine which is supposed to aid in dissolving cataracts.  This has not been approved for use by the FDA in the US.

I was wondering if anyone has any information on this method of treatment for cataracts. 

for more information on Can-C see here newbielink:http://www.nacetylcarnosine.com/ [nonactive].
 

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« Reply #1 on: 16/12/2007 21:54:25 »
"I have found on the internet that Can-C eye drops are being used in the UK for cataract removal. "
By whom?
If the NHS doctors are using the stuff that's one thing; if a bunch of people buying the stuff on line because of some advert they have seen are using it that's a different thing altogether.
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« Reply #2 on: 16/12/2007 22:34:25 »
That's what I'm trying to find out?  Can someone in the UK tell me if the medical profession is recommending this product?  Does anyone know if it is a safe product?
 

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« Reply #3 on: 17/12/2007 03:31:11 »
http://www.rcophth.ac.uk/about/press/
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Statement on N-acetyl-carnosine Eye Drops

"The evidence for the effectiveness of N-acetyl-carnosine eye drops is based on experience on a small number of cases carried out by a Russian research team. To date, the research has not been corroborated and the results replicated by others. The long-term effect is unknown. We do not feel the evidence base for the safety is in any way sufficient to recommend its us. More research is needed."

Mr David Wong, Chairman, Scientific Committee