Nutritional and Environmental Influences on the EyeAuthor:
Publisher: CRC Press
Publish date: March 1999
o Explains in simple terms, with figures, how the lens and retina function and how disease forms Offers the most up-to-date and practical information on nutrition as related to eye disease Describes new noninvasive means to assess evels of nutrients in the eye Assembles information by leading researchers and expert, each chapter was written by internationally renowned experts in their respective fields of study Significant advancements in nutrition's impact on the eye have occurred faster than any volume can document... until now. This book gives the background and rationale regarding the physiological damage caused by biological oxidants as well as the rationale for the protective roles for nutrient-antioxidants and how they affect the risk for cataracts. This volume also contains information on how to quantitatively assess age-related diseases of the eye including cataracts and age-related maculopathy. Smoking and light exposure as factors for age-related eye diseases as well as the utility of potential anticataract pharmaceuticals is discussed.