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Cataracts and vision loss

The deterioration or complete loss of existing eyesight can feel frightening and overwhelming, leaving you to wonder about your ability to maintain your independence,  pay for needed medical care, retain employment, and provide for yourself and family. The health consequences associated with vision loss actually extend well beyond the eye.

Vision loss can devastatingly affect your physical and mental health. It can affect your ability to exercise, read and socialise, and your ability to work. It’s also linked to loneliness, social isolation, and the feelings of worry, anxiety and fear.

The fact is, approximately 80% of what we learn comes through our eyes ( When we’re young, our lenses are like clear glass. When cataracts form, the proteins in the lens of your eye change shape and clump together. Consequently, the light doesn’t go straight through the lens, it bounces and scatters, which means your vision becomes like frosted bathroom glass; blurry, hazy and less colourful. 

Cataracts develop when ageing or injury changes the tissue that makes up the eye’s lens. In the early stages, you may not notice any changes to the clarity of your vision. However, you could be more sensitive to glare around lights when driving at night or if the sun is low. You may begin to notice your vision becoming blurry when cataracts progress.

Current cataract treatment pathway

The current surgery option available involves replacing the cloudy lens with an artificial one. However, this includes long waiting lists, currently at an average of 2+ years to receive treatment, due to the burden and lack of capacity in the NHS. The surgery is carried out in hospital, which carries the risks that any surgery brings and even though the treatment works, there is a 25% risk of needing a follow up surgical intervention.

It costs from £2500 – £4000 per eye for private surgery, which is charged to the patient. Once you’ve had surgery, there is then a 6 week recovery period, during which you cannot drive.

However, for some people who have underlying or additional eye problems, cataract surgery may not be useful or effective until the other issues are addressed. There are some home treatment options to help manage symptoms, but it doesn’t get rid of the problem.

A New Solution – Ledinbio

Our solution to the current cataract treatment, Ledinbio, is the world’s first non-invasive solution to treat and reverse cataracts. It’s a one-stop diagnosis and treatment that completely removes the risk and complications of surgery, as well as the lengthy initial waiting time to actually receive the treatment, and the 6 week recovery period.

No surgery involved, Ledinbio is a quick, easy and affordable procedure that you can receive at your local optometrist, accessing treatment up to 90% quicker than on the NHS.

The cost of treatment is significantly reduced for the patient at just £1K per eye, instead of private surgery which can cost a minimum of £2500 per eye for surgery.

We are currently undergoing clinical trials and plan to launch in early 2025. If you’d like to receive more information on our new cataract solution, then please get in touch with us to find out more.