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Nutritional and Environmental Influences on the Eye

1st Edition

Edited by Allen Taylor

CRC Press

304 pages

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Hardback: 9780849385650
pub: 1999-03-30
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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.


"This book is the first to provide a compendium of recent knowledge involving theories of aging related to the eye, composition and structure, characterization of clinical symptoms of age-associated damage, and relationships between cataracts and/or retinopathy with ingestible antioxidants.

-Jeanne H. Freeland-Graves, PhD, RD, University of Texas at Austin

"It is well written and the editor is commended for creating such an integrated framework of diverse topics."

-Jeanne H. Freeland-Graves, PhD, RD, University of Texas at Austin

"…will be an excellent resource for nutritionists, clinicians and scientists concerned with vision and diet, aging, and /or antioxidants."

-Jeanne H. Freeland-Graves, PhD, RD, University of Texas at Austin

"Those seeking an excellent overview of the function, problems, and nutritional implications associated with the eye conditions of cataract and age-related macular degeneration will enjoy this book…provide in-depth coverage of topics in nutrition that explain, review, and explore present knowledge as well as recent trends, developments and advances."

--Linda R. Shoaf, Ph.D., R.D., Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly

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Table of Contents

Lens and Retina Function: Introduction and Challenge for this Book, A. Taylor

Oxygen Radicals in the Pathogenesis of Cataracts-Possibilities for Therapeutic Intervention, S. D.Varma, P. S. Devamanoharan, and A.H. Ali

Function of the Lens and Methods of Quantifying Cataract, L. T. Chylack, Jr.

Nutritional and Environmental Influences on Risk for Cataract, A. Taylor

Evaluation of Epidemiologic Studies of Nutrition and Cataract, W. G. Christen

Animal Studies on Cataract, G. E. Bunce

Evaluation of Anticataractogenic Reagents, J.I. Clark and T. Hiraoka

Light and Risk for Age-related Eye Diseases, C. McCarty, and H. R. Taylor

Smoking and the Risk of Eye Diseases, S. K.West

Grading of Age-related Maculopathy and Age-related Macular Degeneration, M.Lahav

Diet and Age-related Macular Degeneration, J. A. Mares-Perlman and R. Klein

The Carotenoids of the Human Retina, W.Schalch, P. Dayhaw-Barker, and F. M Barker, II

In Vivo Psychophysical Assessment of Nutritional and Environmental Influences on Human Ocular Tissues: Lens and Macular Pigment, D. M.Snodderly and B. R. Hammond, Jr.


About the Authors/Editor

Allen Taylor

About the Series

Modern Nutrition

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Nutrition
MEDICAL / Surgery / General