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.
Lens and Retina Function: Introduction and Challenge for this Book, Oxygen Radicals in the Pathogenesis of Cataracts-Possibilities for Therapeutic Intervention, Function of the Lens and Methods of Quantifying Cataract, Nutritional and Environmental Influences on Risk for Cataract, Evaluation of Epidemiologic Studies of Nutrition and Cataract, Animal Studies on Cataract, Evaluation of Anticataractogenic Reagents, Light and Risk for Age-related Eye Diseases, Smoking and the Risk of Eye Diseases, Grading of Age-related Maculopathy and Age-related Macular Degeneration, Age-related Macular Degeneration, The Carotenoids of the Human Retina, II In Vivo Psychophysical Assessment of Nutritional and Environmental Influences on Human Ocular Tissues: Lens and Macular Pigment