Cholesterol drug could prevent blindness

Cholesterol drug could prevent blindness

Eye drops that are designed to lower cholesterol could likely prevent macular function decline, one of the most common types of blindness. This is because high cholesterol is also associated with reduction in the power of vision.

Researchers conducted tests on mice and humans. They found that high cholesterol levels can affect the immune system. Not only that, the cells can also be damaged if it constantly is clogged by fat due to high cholesterol.

Researchers then examined whether eye drops that are used to lower cholesterol, can be useful to maintain a healthy macula. They found that eye drops can be used to prevent macula covered by fat due to high cholesterol. The drug also prevents fatty deposits around the retina.

Even so, the researcher believes that this research is still in the early stages. They will conduct further experiments to see the results of definite usability of eye drops to lower cholesterol and the prevention of blindness.

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