This is Part two of a six part lecture series by Dr. Stuart Richer.
This course reviews the biochemistry and patho-physiology of cataract formation and the protective effects of fruits and vegetables, ascorbic acid, lutein and multivitamins. Dr. Richer describes his April 2004 meeting in Moscow with Mark Babizhayev, PhD of the Helmholtz Institute concerning the patented “Russian Cataract Drop”, 1% n-acetylcarnosine, shown to reverse age related cataract (Drugs R&D 2002 and 2005). Some 50,000 bottles have been sold worldwide. Dr Richer has recently co-authored 2 papers on these eye drops.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Stuart Richer, OD, PhD, FAAO is Director of the Ocular Preventive Medicine Laboratory at the Captain James A Lovell Federal Health Care Center Eye Clinic for veterans and navy patients. He earned an OD, MS (physiologic optics) simultaneously from UC Berkeley in 1981, a VA residency certificate in 1982, and a PhD in human physiology and biophysics in 1996 from Chicago Medical School. He’s an associate professor of Family and Preventative Medicine at Chicago Medical School, assistant professor at the University of Illinois Department of Ophthalmology / Eye and Ear Infirmary and holds 2 additional faculty appointments in clinical optometry at ICO and UMSL. Actively involved in primary care optometry for 30 years and prevention for 20 years, Dr. Richer has special interests in aging, prescribing nutrients in the intervention of age related macular degeneration, low-tension glaucoma, cataracts and dry eye.