Serrapeptase for Cataracts
I was advised to take serrapeptase, the so-called silkworm enzyme, for my brunescent cataracts, as serrapeptase assists the body to break down unwanted proteins. Specifically, serrapeptase assists the silkworm to eat its way out of its cocoon, and digests nonliving material. Insofar as the brown material in my lens nucleus consists of compounds of tryptophan breakdown products with lens crystallins, I think it's worth a shot. For years, I was hesitating about using enzymes. Since I have a scar on the retina in one eye created in a retinal detachment operation, which holds the retina down in place, and since serrapeptase is said to dissolve scar tissue, I was worried that it might lead to a re-detachment of the retina, which would be a disaster. However, I'm hoping that any interaction of the low aqueous concentration of the enzyme with the scar tissue will be minimal, while digestion of the damaged proteins in the lens will be maximal.
There is still some debate as to whether there is any fluid movement at all in a cataractous lens, and if that is the case, none of the enzyme would get through the lens capsule into the center of the lens. But recently it was shown, in 2015, that at least in a normal lens, epithelial cells keep the rest of the lens clear by digesting debris in a "Pac-Man" like manner, and those cells use enzymes to do the job. So hell, it's still worth a shot. If I get any improvement, I will report it here.