Hi EM family!
I found EM in June 2019 and started July 16th 2019 at R -1.75 0.50 and L -2.50 0.50. My correction got down to -0.50 in both eyes, but currently is -0.75 because of the dreaded cataract.
Long story short, I was bit by a tick in Nov. 2018, got severe Bell’s Palsy on my right side, was prescribed Prednisone, started having vision problems in mid 2019 (early cataract?), found EM, had amazing results, was driving (no glasses!) in May 2020 when out of nowhere I started losing vision in my right eye (couldn’t even read the license plate right in front of me!), completely freaked out, opthamologist diagnosed me with a fast growing Prednisone caused cataract and scheduled pre-surgery appointment.
So, for the past several weeks I’ve been completely obsessed with finding a treatment (limiting screen time went right out the window!). It’s taken me down some crazy rabbit holes, and I’ve documented dozens of different “cure” claims. From laser bleaching, acupuncture in the eye, fasting, stem cell therapy, light therapy, nanoparticles, herbs, solvents, vitamins, visualization, and even Bates Method.
Frankly, many of the claimed treatments for cataracts remind me of Bates method. They provide some slight, temporary improvement, but will never fully correct the vision.
The problem is I’ve reached out to many of the people, doctors, stores, and clinics who promote these “cures” and to those who have personally tried these treatments and have not been able to find a single person who can report that their cataracts have decreased. I’ve felt really defeated at times.
The amazing news is that I now have found THREE especially promising cataract treatments by searching scientific libraries and patents. Ever heard of scholar.google.com?
None of these treatments are commercially available yet. I’m focusing on one of them that is promising, but not necessarily the most promising, because the ingredients are known to be safe for the human eye and it has even gone through human FDA trials with great results. Also, I believe the ingredients can be sourced by regular people and the formulation made at home.
I feel like I’m only 1% into the research that I want to do, but at some point I needed to stop and focus on the best info I’ve gathered so far. I’ve tried to post this is the most comprehensive yet focused and simple way possible by only posting the most important info I’ve found so far. So, here it is.
News Story #1: https://crstodayeurope.com/articles/2008-mar/0308_05-php/
Permeability Study: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10717540902896362
Human study and European patent (PDF) (skip to page 8 for the good stuff): https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/4e/28/63/795a599ce3860a/EP1904108B1.pdf
One interesting tidbit in the US patent (https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/93/14/25/f27903e8fd271c/US20100069335A1.pdf) is that a higher dose of EDTA actually decreased the effectiveness of the formula.
Why hasn’t this reached the market yet? I do not know exactly. The company started in 2002 as Chakshu Research Inc., but both the CEO and chief scientists then started (or renamed?) to Livionex in 2009. They raised $4 million and launched their first product in 2014 “The first commercially available product is the Livionex Dental Gel, that double blind clinical studies show, is 250% more effective that leading toothpastes.” The main ingredients in the gel are MSM and EDTA.
I’ve watched several interviews with the CEO and read articles where he clearly states they want to bring to market a drop to treat cataracts, but as a small company they only have time to focus on one product right now.
Where do we go from here? I’m looking for help.
Please look over this info and tell me if you also think this is promising. Maybe I’m missing something and/or delusional.
Source the ingredients.
Make the solution.
Live happily ever after.
I’m not a scientist or doctor so I don’t really know what I’m doing. I’m posting this for informational purposes only.