Nutritional And Environmental Influences On The Eye / Edition 1

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Overview

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.

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Intended for clinicians and basic vision scientists, this volume provides the background and rationale concerning the physiological damage to the eye caused by biological oxidants as well as the rationale for the protective roles for nutrient-antioxidants and how they affect cataract risk. Recently obtained information presented in the volume includes new theories of lens and retina aging; new data relating to the composition of these tissues; documentation regarding the best means to characterize clinical appearance of lens and retina age-related changes; and summaries of correlations between nutrient antioxidant and cataract or retinopathy. Also addressed are correlations between environmental influences and visual capabilities and the future of non-invasive technologies in defining eye tissue composition. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849385650
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/1999
  • Series: Modern Nutrition Series , #20
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.69 (d)

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.
Index

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