Many dog and pet owners are using Vision Clarity Carnosine Eye Drops to effectively address their pet's cataract condition including veterinarians. Results in several clinical trials were very impressive with canines, and no negative side effects were observed. Overall, it appears that the effectiveness of carnosine eye drops are accelerated in dogs. The dosage for animals has not yet been clearly defined so most pet owners are following the same dosage recommendation for humans and are applying 3 to 4 drops per affected eye daily. Please remember to discuss the use of Vision Clarity cataract eyedrops with your veterinarian.
The results of combined clinical controlled studies using our 1% N-acetylcarnosine eye drop solution twice daily to canine and rabbit cataracts resulted in the following observations:
- Improved visual behavior of the animals within weeks of treatment.
- Cataract reversal starts from the periphery of the cataract followed by increased transparency of the lens.
- 96% of canine eyes treated with N-acetylcarnosine showed notable improvements.
- Dogs with both immature and ripe cataracts showed significant visual improvement.
The above mentioned studies produced significantly expedited results in the improvement of clarity and overall vision for the animals involved. Furthermore, no side effects were noted and the beneficial effects were sustainable and ongoing. The treatment of age-related cataracts in canines and rabbits has been administered and the effectiveness of using N-acetylcarnosine for cataract treatment was well established. The compelling results in canines and rabbits for both cataract reversal and prevention of lens opacities are unequivocal.
Q. What is the safety record of Vision Clarity Eye Drop when used with pets?
A: N-Acetylcarnosine eye drops have been successfully researched in humans and in animals since 1997, and effectively used since 2002 without any side effects or complications. The antioxidant properties of N-acetylcarnosine have shown to soothe and improve the overall health of dog eyes. Vision Clarity Eye Drops are certified to be free of all contaminants as shown by a Certificate of Analysis for each batch. Click here to view an actual certificate. Our N-Acetylcarnosine comes from a 50 year old pharmaceutical company in Italy that specializes in amino acids, and has all the required quality control documents filed with the FDA, TPP, & TGA. This certified formula in Vision Clarity's cataract eyedrops is the original, and has proven to be effective since 2002.
Q: Dog the size of my pet matter for effectiveness and dosage?
A. Vision Clarity carnosine eye drops is a popular choice for animals that do not have surgery as an option because of their size. Dosage (1 to 4 drops per eye daily) and effectiveness has been the same with using N-Acetylcarnosine eye drops for cataracts of domestic animals of all sizes from the smallest to the largest of breeds.
Q. How many pet owners have actually seen reversal of cataracts?
A: We have heard feedback from thousands of customers. Everyone has mentioned that they have see improvement in their pet's cataract condition. We at Vision Clarity really love dogs. On more than one occasion have these success stories brought tears to our eyes. To hear that a dog stopped bouncing into walls makes what we do here at Vision Clarity worth all the high cost of production verses low retail price.
The level of results can vary depending upon the maturity of the cataract at the start of treatment. Additionally, injury induced dog cataracts and dog cataracts that result from steroid medications or diabetes can be more resistant and can take longer to respond. Consistency of cataract eyedrop application is even more critical to success in the above mentioned scenarios and can mean the difference between minimal results and very good results. Again initial improvements generally present within the first 2-3 months. Optimal results are achieved with 6 - 12 months use. Once the optimal level of improvement has been reached, within 6 to 12 months time, it is advised to reduce the dose to 1 drop daily in the treated eye(s)
Q. What if my pet is completely blind from cataracts that have been there for years?
A: If the cataract is advanced to the point of total blindness it is probable that you will not see complete reversal. Cataracts at this stage often have hardened significantly and are more resistant to N-Acetylcarnosine. Advanced stage cataracts become a chronic irritant to the animal. The eyes have a higher possibility of becoming infected as a result. Vision Clarity carnosine eye drops can reduce the risk of infection, and even reduce these more mature cataracts in some instances with extended use. The irritation can be significantly reduced as a result of cataract eyedrops being applied daily. Please remember to follow the advice of your veterinarian.
Q. How does the age of the cataract affect the outcome of the results?
A: In the human clinical trials, those who had cataracts for less than 7 years experienced the most striking results. Those who had cataracts for 7 to 15 years still received impressive results. Cataracts that were more than 15 years old experienced less effective improvement. More profound results were observed when treatment was initiated at the earlier stages of cataract development. However often with more mature cataracts it simply takes a little longer to achieve comparable results.
Q. How much of the cataract will get dissolved after full treatment?
A: Frequently the cataract is 90% to 100% reversed. With a very mature cataract there is usually considerable improvement in eye sight, however complete reversal may not be possible depending upon the severity of the situation. Improvement in your pet's behavior and negotiation abilities is generally a good indicator of the desired result being achieved. You should actually see the cataract get smaller with treatment.
Q. How will I know if it works for my pet?
A: Cataracts are very visible in animals. When looking into the pet's eyes, you will notice the cataract shrinking over time with the use of Vision Clarity cataract eyedrops. The cataract will generally shrink from the parameter inward and so your pet may have improvements in his/her peripheral vision first. The behavior of your pet is the best indicator of the effectiveness. The gradual return of your pet's sight typically results in improved ability to navigate their surroundings, more confidence in movement, and improved mood and behavior. All of these indicators will clearly let you know that Vision Clarity is working. After 6 months you may want to visit your vet to determine if it is time to go to the maintenance dose of 1 drop daily, or to continue with the reversal dose of 3-4 drops daily.
Q. Are there any potential side effects?
A: N-Acetylcarnosine eye drops have been successfully researched in humans and in animals since 1997, and effectively used since 2002 without any side effects or complications, even when used every day for up to 2 years. Comprehensive use of the Vision Clarity formulation is soothing and improves the environment throughout the eye.
Q. Will the cataracts come back after treatment is complete
A: We suggest a maintenance dose of one drop daily to prevent the return of the cataract. It takes far less to prevent the re-growth of cataracts, compared to the typical treatment of 3 to 4 drops daily over 3 to 12 months to treat cataracts. The same disparity that allowed the cataract to form in the first place will still be present in your pet if you discontinue use of the product entirely. Unfortunately if use of Vision Clarity is stopped, there is a high plausibility that the cataracts will return.
Q. Will my pet experience burning or discomfort when I apply the drops?
A: Because of optimal PH levels of Vision Clarity there should be no burning or discomfort for your pet. Customers have told us that their pets seem to want the drops when it is time to put them in. Perhaps this is because the dogs feel noticeable relief with the application of Vision Clarity on a regular basis.
Q. How do I administer the drops into my pet’s eyes?
A: The drops are delivered directly from the vial. You will want to keep your pet relaxed while applying the cataract eyedrops and prevent him/her from shaking the drops out of the eye. Most pet owners find that it is easier to lightly pinch the lower lid between thumb and forefinger creating a little pocket to apply the eye drop to, and then lightly rest your hand over the face of your pet to keep them calm and to ensure full absorption.
Q. Does it make a difference if my pet’s cataracts are due to diabetes?
A: It is true that diabetic induced cataracts are often more aggressive and persistent. For this reason we recommend the maximum dosage of 4 drops a day for 6 to 8 weeks depending on how mature the cataract is. As the diabetes will continue to influence your dog, it is possible that the cataracts can return. To help alleviate this situation, we suggest a daily drop in each eye to help prevent the return of the cataract once optimal results have been achieved.