Can-C™ eye drops developed and patented for various cataract eye problems that cause vision loss, dry eyes, and strained computer vision. $39.50.
Researchers believe that the unique Can-C™ formula with its added and synergistic lubricants, could also have benefit in the following minor eye problems:
- Dry eye syndrome.
- Benefit for those who wear contact lenses, particularly soft contact lenses. (Not only do the lubricants in Can-C™ help contact lenses more comfortable, but N-acetylcarnosine is also believed to inhibit the build up of lactic acid in the eye, meaning you can wear them in comfort for longer.)
- Corneal disorders.
- Computer vision syndrome.
- Eye strain.
- Ocular inflammation.
- Blurred vision.
- Retinal diseases.
- Vitreous opacities and lesions.
- Complications of diabetes mellitus and other systemic diseases.
- Open-angle primary glaucoma.
Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed operation in the world with over 1.5 operations in the USA alone every year. Although generally safe there is still a complication rate of 30 to 50% of patients who develop opacification of the posterior lens capsule within two years and require further laser treatment. Can-C™ cataract eye drops have helped thousands of people normalise their cataracts without surgery, leaving the natural lens in place rather than an artificial one.
Research shows how Can-C™ drops work against cataracts and cross-linking in the lenses of the eyes
Can-C™ contains a special analogue of the di-peptide carnosine, a naturally occurring nutrient that combines two amino acids or protein fragments. This particular form is known as N-acetylcarnosine or NAC and is the main ingredient due to its potency at ‘mopping up’ free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS), the root cause of tissue damage, accelerated aging in the body and cataracts.
Cataracts are caused by the oxidation process of cross linking or glycosylation, as we age our natural antioxidant defense against glycosylation declines, leading to the eye lens to harden and discolor yellow over the course of a lifetime. This process is called "cross-linking" because eye proteins are chemically crossed and linked together with other proteins.
Other forms of carnosine are broken down by naturally occurring enzymes in the eye, but the researchers found that the N-acetylcarnosine form is highly resilient and conveys the L-carnosine directly to the aqueous humor. Once in this fluid, it provides the lens proteins with complete antioxidant protection against oxidation caused by free radicals from solar radiation and other sources.
*Human trials on people suffering from senile cataract, using a twice daily dose of Can-C™ for six months showed the following remarkable results:
- 88.9 per cent of patients had improved glare sensitivity
- 90 per cent reported improved visual acuity – clearer and sharper vision
- Perhaps most significantly, 41 per cent of patients experienced a significant improvement in lens ‘transmissivity’. See references below.
And while the patients were taking the NAC carnosine eye drops, the lead researcher noted that there was no recurrence of cataract.
Typical use of Can-C™ eye drops
Can-C™ eye drops have been shown to have measurable affects within only 1-month of use, but for maximum efficacy, it is recommended that administration continue for 3-5 months. N-actylcarnosine works best the sooner it is used after a cataract is detected.
Typical courses of treatment are:
Two drops twice a day in one eye meaning 2 bottles (1 box) will last a month
2 drops twice a day in two eyes meaning 2 bottles (1 box) will last about 2 and a half weeks.
Senile cataracts are an on-going aging disorder so N-acetylcarnosine may be required on a regular basis to help maintain the eye's natural antioxidant defenses, thus a maintenance dose of 1 drop twice a day in both eyes is highly recommended and one box would last a month.
Can-C™ reportedly the tried and tested alternative to cataract surgery
Can-C™ is the only patented NAC eye drops for cataract, the only carnosine eye drops that use the exact formula that was used in both the animal and human trials and reported in fifteen patents in Europe. They are the first and only proven N-actylcarnosine eye drops that offer a cost-effective, non-invasive alternative to cataract surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions About Can-C™ Eye Drops
Disclaimer: Please note that only your own physician can determine your precise needs, but in order to give you some information these answers are based upon the ‘average person’ and clinical / published results.
Hello, I'm dealing with recurrent cornea eye erosions. I'm wearing a Acuvue Oasys with Hydraclear Plus bandage contact. Can I use Can-C™ with the bandage contact? I have tested it in my good eye (with no contact in it) with no problem. Also, could it gum up the bandage contact? I'm having trouble the contact sticking to my eye. Thank you for your time and help:)
The lubricant properties of Can-C™ eye drops can stimulate the hydrating effect of Hydraclear Plus for contact lenses and bandage contact lens specifically for this clinical case, also the properties of N-acetylcarnosine and released carnosine from this prodrug at the corneal surface can stimulate the healing of the corneal erosion.
So, in total, there might be only positive effect of Can-C™ eye drops during the combined use with above captured bandage contact lens embodiment.
Can Can-C be taken in conjunction with other common eye supplements such as lutein and zeaxanthin / astaxanthin?
We do not recommend that the Can-C™ eye-drops are combined with lutein (unless a patient has a cataract associated with a retinal disorder), this is because lutein appears to block the receptor sites and may lower the efficacy of the results. You should stop taking lutein for at least the first 6 months but after this period they may be started again. This is because Can-C™ does the majority of its restorative work in that period and thereafter it is maintenance, thus a reduced efficacy is not so essential.
The same is true for zeaxanthin; however we are not aware of contraindications with astaxanthin.
1 or 2 drops in each eye 1-4 times a day or as directed by a physician. Please read the enclosed product insert carefully. For the proper installation of drops, lean head back and look up. Do not blink or reopen the eye for 60-seconds. Repeat this procedure, if a second drop is used. Closing the eye allows each drop to be absorbed into the eye tissue. Blinking, even one or two times, will pump most of the solution out of the eye. If you have neck problems, lie down or use a tilt-back chair.
Application: Lean your head back and look up. Instill 'one drop' then slowly and gently close the eye. Do not blink or reopen for 60 seconds. Repeat this procedure, if a second drop is used. This allows each drop to be absorbed into the eye tissue. Blinking, even one or two times, will pump most of the solution out of the eye. If you have neck problems, lie down or use a tilt-back chair.
For temporary relief of discomfort due to minor irritations to the eye or exposure to wind or sun. For use as a lubricant and protectant against irritation or to relieve dryness of the eye.
Eye Drop Information:
Active ingredients: Glycerine (lubricant) 1%, Carboxymethylcellulose sodium (lubricant) 0.3%.
Inactive ingredients: Sterile Water (ophthalmic grade solution pH 6.7 to 6.9).
Antioxidants: N-Acetyl-Carnosine (NAC)* 1%.
Buffers: Borate, Potassium Bicarbonate.
Preservative: Purified Benzyl Alcohol.
Please read enclosed product insert for instructions on opening tubes. (*patented by Innovative Vision Products).
To avoid contamination, do not touch the tip of container to any surface. Replace the cap immediately after using. Open only one container of solution at a time. Do not allow other people to use your container. Once open, discard container and any contents after 30-days. Do not heat beyond room temperature, keep the extra tubes in the box away from light, especially sunlight. Do not freeze. Do not use if seal is broken or if solution changes color or becomes cloudy. Not recommended for children under the age of 12 years. If the eye tissue becomes more inflamed, red, irritated or uncomfortable after using this product, immediately discontinue the use of product and consult an eye-physician if necessary. Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children.
To Open Container:
1.Remove lower ring
2.Tighten the cap on the nozzle by turning it clockwise.
3.The spike in the cap will pierce the nozzle.
Then remove the cap by turning it anti-clockwise.
4.Dispense drops gentle pressure.
Replace the cap after every use.
References: US Patents 9,593,079; 9,474,724; 9,265,809; 9,192,586; 9,044,425; 7,799,776; and 7,776,364. Also see www.ncbi.nim.nih.gov.
This product can be stored at normal room temperature, however to obtain maximum shelf life of the ingredients, the product should be stored in the refrigerator, but do not freeze. Do not use past expiry date.
This product is manufactured in accordance with the requirements as set forth by the Food and Drug Administration monograph for ophthalmic products. The statements contain herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.