Handbook of Nutrition, Diet, and the Eye

Handbook of Nutrition, Diet, and the Eye

2nd Edition - June 11, 2019

Write a review

  • Editors: Victor Preedy, Ronald Ross Watson
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128152454
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128152461

Purchase options

Purchase options
DRM-free (Mobi, PDF, EPub)
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out

Institutional Subscription

Free Global Shipping
No minimum order


Handbook of Nutrition, Diet, and the Eye, Second Edition, thoroughly addresses common features and etiological factors on how dietary and nutritional factors affect the eye. The ocular system is perhaps one of the least studied organs in diet and nutrition, yet the consequences of vision loss are devastating. There are a range of ocular defects that have either their origin in nutritional deficiencies/excess or have been shown to respond favorably to nutritional components. Featuring a new section on animal model studies where both the ocular problem and dietary remedies can be varied, there are also new chapters on dietary supplements.

Key Features

  • Serves as a foundational collection for neuroscience, neurology and nutrition researchers, illustrating the importance of nutrition and diet in eye health and function
  • Provides a common language for readers to discuss how nutritional factors and related diseases and syndromes affect the eye
  • Features new chapters on infectious diseases of the eye where nutrition is a factor
  • Discusses animal model studies, dietary supplements, natural dietary extracts from around the world, and age-related changes in ocular health


Clinicians and researchers interested in eye health and vision

Table of Contents

  • A. Introductions and overviews
    1. The eye and vision: an overview

    B. Macular degeneration
    2. Overview of risk factors for age-related macular degeneration
    3. Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    4. The role of lipids and lipid metabolism in age related macular degeneration
    5. Dietary Hyperlipidaemia And Retinal Microaneurysms
    6. Antioxidants And Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    7. Dietary patterns and Age-related Macular Degeneration
    8. Resveratrol and the human retina
    9. Vitamin D and Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    C. Glaucomas and Cataracts
    10. Glaucoma: an overview
    11. Quercetin and Glaucoma
    12. Glaucoma and antioxidant status
    13. Role Of Natural Products In Glaucoma Management
    14. Cataracts: an overview
    15. Role of amino acids on prevention of lens proteins non-enzymatic glycation in vitro, in senile and diabetic cataract
    16. Diabetic cataract and role of antiglycating phytochemicals

    D. Other Eye Conditions
    17. Effects of Coffee and Tea on Ocular Health and Disease
    18. Molecular Pathways, Green Tea Extract, (−)-Epigallocatechin Gallate, and Ocular Tissue
    19. Dry Eye Disease and Essential Fatty Acids
    20. Effect of glucosamine on intraocular pressure
    21. Nutrition and viral infections of the eye
    22. Effects of grape-enriched antioxidant diet on retinal pigment epithelium organelles under oxidative stress

    E. Obesity and Macronutrients
    23. The Impact of Low Omega-3 Fatty Acids Diet On The Development Of The Visual System
    24. Interlinks Between Vitamin A and Retinopathy
    25. Molecular aspects of carotenoid metabolizing enzymes and implications for ophthalmology
    26. Interconnecting the Mediterranean Diet and age-related macular degeneration

    F. Micronutrients
    27. Optic neuropathies caused by micronutrient deficiencies
    28. Vitamin C and L-Arginine in Retinal cells and Its Relationship with the visual System
    29. Bariatric (weight-loss) Surgery and the Eye
    30. Dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids, intraocular pressure, and glaucoma

    G. Nutraceuticals
    31. Anticataractogenic potential of dietary spices in diabetic condition
    32. Fruit and vegetable intake and the macular pigment optical density
    33. Gene expression and the impact of an antioxidant supplement in the cataractous lens
    34. Statins and Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Implications For Dietary Intake
    35. Citicoline and eye health
    36. Vitamin C functions in the cornea: Ultra-structural features in ascorbate deficiency

Product details

  • No. of pages: 668
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: June 11, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128152454
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128152461

About the Editors

Victor Preedy

Professor Preedy has been elected as a Fellow to the following Royal Societies: The Royal Society of Biology, the Royal College of Pathologists, the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health, the Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene, the Royal Society for Public Health, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the Royal Society of Medicine. He was founding Director of the Genomics Centre at King’s College London and held the post from 2006 to 2020. He is a leading expert on the science of health and has a long-standing interest in disease processes, biomarkers, and tissue pathology. He has lectured nationally and internationally. Professor Preedy has published over 750 articles, which includes peer-reviewed manuscripts based on original research, abstracts and symposium presentations, reviews and numerous books and volumes.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor in the Department of Clinical Biochemistry at King’s College Hospital, London, UK Emeritus Professor in Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine at King’s College London, UK Visiting Professor at the University of Hull, UK

Ronald Ross Watson

Ronald Ross Watson
Ronald Ross Watson, PhD, is Professor of Health Promotion Sciences at the University of Arizona, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. Dr. Watson began his research in public health at the Harvard School of Public Health as a Fellow in 1971 doing field work on vaccines in Saudi Arabia. He has done clinical studies in Colombia, Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United States which provides a broad international view of public health. He has served in the military reserve hospital for 17 years with extensive training in medical responses to disasters as the chief biochemistry officer of a general hospital, retiring as a Lt. Colonel. He is a distinguished member of several national and international nutrition, immunology, and cancer societies. Dr. Watson’s career has involved studying many lifestyle aspects for their uses in health promotion. He has edited over 100 biomedical reference books and 450 papers and chapters. His teaching and research focuses on alcohol, tobacco, and drugs of abuse in heart function and disease in mouse models.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and School of Medicine, Arizona Health Sciences Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

Ratings and Reviews

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for "Handbook of Nutrition, Diet, and the Eye"