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Cure for cataract move towards controlling rather than treating it by surgery

Mumbai, India – June 9, 2014 - With the increased disposable income, further affecting our diets and causing lifestyle related diseases like obesity and diabetes, health professionals are continuing with their clinical trials that will help them combat the cataract problem. Cataracts develop due to aging or injury changes the tissue that makes up your eye's lens. Most of the time, cataract are related to inherited genetics, diabetes, trauma, past eye surgery and even long-term use of steroid medications. It clouds the crystalline lens in the eye and most often surgery is the only answer to the problem. To combat with this condition, healthcare professionals are extensively conducting cataract research that are designed to solve questions and find out more about the new approaches and whether they are effective.

 

This report: Cataract - Pipeline Review, H1 2014 provides an overview of the Cataracts therapeutic pipeline. The report provides a comparative analysis of the clinical trials and their various stages, the therapeutics assessment by drug target, mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule type, along with latest updates. The report also reviews the key players of the market and special features of late stage or discontinued projects.

 

While many have approved the cataract surgery to improve vision and the quality of life, studies are going on to find out a more non-intrusive method that will not hamper the vision of the patient. This ability to improve the social and physical functioning of cataract patients through surgery also led to increase in demand for the procedure. This is all set to impact the cataract surgery devices market that is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.2% between 2012 and 2019.

 

However, currently, all the research studies are focusing more on controlling cataracts rather than cataract treatment, so that surgery can be avoided. These drugs are still in review and are not available to the patients. Mostly, the researchers are looking forward whether certain vitamins and minerals have more impact and progresses the condition further. Research is also being conducted on the effect of sunlight and our diets. Lastly, the researchers are also not ruling out the genetics study and its impact on the condition.

 

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