Nutrition and the Eye

1st Edition

A Practical Approach

Editors: Frank Eperjesi Stephen Beatty
Paperback ISBN: 9780750688161
eBook ISBN: 9780702034947
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 15th March 2006
Page Count: 280


This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. This timely new reference provides up-to-date information on the effects of nutrition on vision for eye care specialists. It offers practical assistance in clinical procedure with essential nutritional information backed up by evidence-based research. Contributors include specialists in the fields of nutrition, vision research, and life sciences.

Key Features

  • Practical, evidence-based advice throughout.
  • Strong emphasis on basic sciences provides the reader with a solid foundation of understanding.
  • Highlighted advice sections for patients and handy tables make it quick and easy to use.
  • Full color throughout, with an easy-to-read, "how-to" approach.
  • Recommendations for practice are included, as are discussions of future developments in the field.

Table of Contents

Section 1 Introduction to nutrition for vision scientists
1.1 Introduction and definitions Geraldine J Cuskelly and Ian S Young
1.2 Optimal nutrition Geraldine J Cuskelly and Ian S Young
1.3 Food groups and types Geraldine J Cuskelly and Ian S Young
1.4 A healthy diet – how much to eat? Geraldine J Cuskelly and Ian S Young
1.5 Digestion, absorption and transport of foods Geraldine J Cuskelly and Ian S Young
1.6 Bioavailability of foods Geraldine J Cuskelly and Ian S Young
1.7 Measures of nutritional status Geraldine J Cuskelly and Ian S Young
Section 2 Nutrients and nutrient derivatives relevant to ocular health
2.1 Proteins Orla O’Donovan
2.2 Lipids Orla O’Donovan
2.3 Carbohydrates Orla O’Donovan
2.4 Vitamins John Nolan and Kumari Neelam
2.5 Minerals and trace elements John Nolan
2.6 Carotenoids John Nolan
2.7 Oxidative stress and the eye John Nolan and Stephen Beatty
Section 3 Nutrition and ocular senescence
3.1 Vitamin A deficiency Hannah Bartlett
3.2 Vitamin C deficiency and ocular disease Hannah Bartlett
3.3 Vitamin E deficiency Hannah Bartlett
3.4 Retinitis pigmentosa Hannah Bartlett
Section 4 Nutrition and ocular senescence
4.1 Nutrition and malnutrition in the elderly Jayne V Woodside and Ian S Young
4.2 The ageing eye Ruth Hogg
4.3 Dry eye disorders Frank Eperjesi
4.4 Glaucoma Frank Eperjesi
4.5 Cataract Frank Eperjesi
4.6 Age-related macular degeneration Rasha Al Taie, John Nolan and Kumari Neelam
Section 5 Recent advances in research into nutrition-related eye health
5.1 Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) Ruth Hogg and Usha Chakravarthy
5.2 Carotenoids In Age-Related Eye Disease Study (CAREDS) Ruth Hogg and Usha Chakravarthy
5.3 Lutein Antioxidant Supplementation Trial (LAST) Frank Eperjesi
5.4 The Aston Randomized Controlled Trial (Aston RCT) Hannah Bartlett
5.5 Celtic Age-Related Maculopathy Arrestation (CARMA) Study Stephe


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About the Editor

Frank Eperjesi

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Optometry Programme, Department of Optometry and Vision Science, Aston University, Birmingham, UK

Stephen Beatty

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Department of Ophthalmology, Waterford Regional Hospital, Republic of Ireland; Waterford Specialist Centre, Waterford, Republic of Ireland