Malnutrition and the Eye

Malnutrition and the Eye

1st Edition - January 1, 1963

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  • Author: Donald McLaren
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323151474

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Malnutrition and the Eye discusses the nutritional influences on vision structure and function. This book is organized into three parts encompassing 17 chapters that cover that nutritional aspects of vision, malnutrition, and eye diseases related to nutrient deficiency. The first part describes the anatomy, development, and growth of the eye. This part also examines the significant effect of intrauterine nutrition in the growth of the eye and its components. The second part focuses on the role of various nutrients in vision, such as vitamin A and B complex, proteins, amino acids, carbohydrates, cholesterol, and fats. This part also emphasizes the mechanism of congenital malformations related to malnutrition, together with the genetic factors induced by dietary deficiency. A discussion on the vision effects of ingested dietary and non-dietary toxins is included. The third part describes the eye problems and diseases related to nutrient deficiency. This book is of value to nutritionists, ophthalmologists, clinicians, and anatomists.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword


    Color Plates:

    Figs. 54 And 55

    Part A Nutritional Aspects of Vision

    Chapter 1. The Adult Eye

    I. General

    II. Protective Coat

    III. Vascular Coat

    IV. Neuro-epithelial Layer

    V. Contents of the Eye

    Chapter 2 Development and Growth of the Eye

    I. Development of the Eye

    II. Growth of the Eye and Its Components

    Part B Malnutrition in Animals

    Chapter 3 Total and Aqueous Inanition

    I. Total Inanition

    II. Aqueous Inanition

    Chapter 4. Vitamin A in Animal Malnutrition

    I. Animal Xerophthalmia

    II. The Functions of Vitamin A in the Body

    III. Vitamin A and Sex

    IV. Hypervitaminosis A

    Chapter 5. Vitamins of the Î’ Complex in Animal Malnutrition

    I. Introduction

    II. The Ocular Glands and the Lids

    III. The Conjunctiva and Cornea

    IV. The Lens

    V. The Retina

    VI. The Optic Nerves and Pathways

    VII. The Vitreous Body

    Chapter 6. Other Vitamins and Some Elements

    I. Introduction

    II. Other Vitamins

    III. Some Elements

    Chapter 7. Proteins and Amino Acids

    I. Introduction

    II. Growth of the Eyeball

    III. The Ocular Glands and Lids

    IV. The Conjunctiva and Cornea

    V. The Lens

    VI. The Retina

    VII. Protein and Vitamin A

    Chapter 8. Carbohydrates, Cholesterol, and Fats

    I. Introduction

    II. Carbohydrates

    III. Cholesterol

    IV. Fats

    Chapter 9. Congenital Malformations

    I. Introduction

    II. Vitamin A

    III. Vitamins of the Î’ Complex

    IV. Other Vitamins and Some Elements

    Chapter 10. Ingestion of Toxic Substances

    I. Non-dietary Ingested Toxins

    II. Dietary Toxins

    Part C Human Nutritional Eye Disease

    Chapter 11. Starvation


    Chapter 12. Vitamin A in Human Nutritional Eye Disease

    I. Vitamin A Deficiency 1

    II. Vitamin A Intoxication

    Chapter 13. Vitamins of the Î’ Complex in Human Nutritional Eye Disease

    I. Introduction

    II. Anterior Segment

    III. The Posterior Segment

    Chapter 14. Other Nutrients

    I. Introduction

    II. Vitamin C

    III. Vitamin D

    IV. Vitamin Ε

    V. Vitamin Κ

    VI. Vitamin Ρ

    VII. Calcium and Phosphorus

    VIII. Zinc

    IX. Iron

    X. Amino Acids and Protein

    XI. Carbohydrate

    XII. Cholesterol and Fats

    Chapter 15. Ingestion of Toxic Substances

    I. Non-dietary Ingested Toxins

    II. Dietary Toxins

    Chapter 16. Some Eye Problems in Malnourished Communities

    I. Discrete Colliquative Keratopathy (D.C.K.)

    II. Trachoma

    III. Cataract

    IV. Refractive Errors

    V. Congenital Malformations

    Chapter 17. Examination of the Eye in the Evaluation of Nutritional Status

    I. Introduction

    II. Methods of Examination

    III. External Appearance of the Eye

    IV. Recommendations for a Nutrition-Eye Survey


    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 412
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1963
  • Published: January 1, 1963
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323151474

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