Magnetic apparatus for the treatment of cataracts and other eye conditions
Cataract is the leading cause of blindness in the world today. More than 160 million people have visual impairment, with three quarters of the cases related to cataracts. Sixty per cent of world blindness occurs in China, India and Sub-Saharan-Africa; blindness numbers are estimated to be increasing at the rate of of more than 2 million cases annually; and as the population ages, the number of people older than 45 years is expected to double by the year 2020.
Cataract is treated with surgery because no other treatment has been found to prevent or to reverse senile cataract. However cataract surgery involves certain risks such as capsule tear exposing the patients to a poor final vision. Furthermore, cataract surgery increases the risk for late age-related maculopathy.
Nevertheles surgical removal remains the standard treatment and cataract surgery is the most frequently performed surgery in the United States, with over 1.5 million surgeries done each year. The worldwide burden of this problem is immense so other approaches are desperately needed to stem the worldwide tide of cataract dysfunction.
For the above mentioned reasons I have invented an apparatus for the magnetic treatment of eye conditions including cataracts. The apparatus comprises a combination of two bipolar magnets enclosed in a supportive cover that saddles the upper rim of regular eyeglasses. The treatment using this apparatus is simple, painless, safe and very inexpensive so it can be used by millions of people allover the world. same patient at home.
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