02 Aug Adipose Stem Cell Therapy as Alternative Treatment for Cataracts
One of the most common eye problems experienced by people all over the world is cataracts. In the United States alone, more than 50% of the entire population have cataracts and will have surgery before they turn 80 years old.
Cataracts aren’t hard to distinguish – it’s the cloudy covering over the clear lens of the eye. Cataracts make the eyes foggy and unclear when in use. People with cataracts can still see but are unable to see far, drive or read with ease. Other symptoms include double vision in the affected eye and seeing colors as faded.
Cataracts don’t just develop automatically, rather, they’re developed slowly even without necessarily disturbing the eyesight. However, eyesight begins to get blurry when it’s left unattended with time. Although rare, both eyes can develop cataracts at the same time.
Regular treatment for cataracts
Despite having several underlying causes of this eye problem (like smoking, other diseases, ultraviolet radiation, and overproduction of oxidants), the treatments for cataracts are very commonplace.
Up until recently, surgery was the only effective way of treating fully blown cataracts. Early-stage cataracts can be cured by getting new prescriptions or a stronger lens of glasses. Stronger lenses will improve chances of seeing better and reduce the effects of cataracts.
Cataract surgery means replacing the cloudy lens of the eyes with a new and artificial lens. It can be resorted to when prescribed glasses don’t clear the eyes of cataracts.
Effects and side effects of the cataracts
Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure that doesn’t last more than 30 minutes. And as much as patients are able to return to their regular routines a day or two after the procedure, there are a number of side effects that come with the treatment.
First, any surgery, no matter how simple it is, will need some time to heal, and so does cataract surgery. Then, other post-surgery side effects include infections, bloodshot eyes, discomfort, eye irritation, and initial distorted vision. While most of these are temporary, some may lead to complications and missing follow-up appointments may deteriorate the problem.
Adipose stem cell therapy for cataracts treatment
While cataract surgery is the most commonly accepted form of treatment, stem cell therapy is an upcoming and equally effective solution to the problem.
Cataracts are a result of some damaged nerves in the eye structure or a bit of inflammation. Therefore, stem cell therapy can be the solution to stimulating the growth of new cell tissues. These new cell tissues will replace the damaged old ones and in turn improve the overall eye structure.
The use of adipose-derived stem cells is simple and convenient. Recent research into this field has shown that stem cells are more prevalent in fat tissue than in muscle or other organs. Many disorders that respond to stem cell treatment do so in a dose-dependent manner, meaning the more stem cells that can be harvested the better the chances of recovery.
If you’re considering stem cell treatment for your eye cataracts, you can reach out to us for your fat-derived stem cell therapy in Phoenix Arizona.