New Drug May Slow Cataract Growth and Delay Cataracts From Forming

September 7, 2011

Calpain Therapeutics is working on a new drug to slow cataract growth and even delay cataracts from forming.

The drug targets a protein in eye tissue that, when activated by triggers commonly associated with aging, causes the clouding of the eye lens we know as a cataract. Testing to date of Calpain’s drug compound has shown that it significantly slows cataract progression.

The drug is applied either in the form of drops, or a cream that a patient can put in his or her eyes each night before going to sleep.

Calpain was recently named as one of five finalists in The University of Queensland (UQ) Business Schools $100,000 Enterprize business plan competition.

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