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Handbook of Nutrition, Diet, and the Eye - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128152454, 9780128152461

Handbook of Nutrition, Diet, and the Eye

2nd Edition

Editors: Victor Preedy Ronald Ross Watson
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128152454
eBook ISBN: 9780128152461
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 11th June 2019
Page Count: 668
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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


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About the Editors

Victor Preedy

Dr. Preedy is a senior member of King's College London and Director of the Genomics Centre and a member of the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine. Professor Preedy has longstanding academic interests in substance misuse especially in relation to health and well-being. In his career Professor Preedy was Reader at the Addictive Behaviour Centre at The University of Roehampton, and also Reader at the School of Pharmacy (now part of University College London; UCL). Professor Preedy is an extremely experienced book editor, having edited influential works including but not limited to The Handbook of Alcohol Related Pathology, The Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse, The Handbook of Cannabis and Related Pathologies, The Neuroscience of Cocaine, and upcoming titles The Neuroscience of Alcohol, The Neuroscience of Nicotine, and more (all Elsevier).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Professor of Clinical Biochemistry, Department of Clinical Biochemistry; Director of the Genomics Centre, King’s College, London, 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

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