Handbook of Nutrition and Ophthalmology by Richard David SembaHandbook of Nutrition and Ophthalmology by Richard David Semba

Handbook of Nutrition and Ophthalmology

byRichard David Semba

Paperback | November 9, 2010

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The Nutrition and Health series of books have, as an overriding mission, to provide health professionals with texts that are considered essential because each includes: 1) a synthesis of the state of the science, 2) timely, in-depth reviews by the leading researchers in their respective fields, 3) extensive, up-to-date fully annotated reference lists, 4) a detailed index, 5) relevant tables and figures, 6) identification of paradigm shifts and the consequences, 7) virtually no overlap of information between chapters, but targeted, inter-chapter referrals, 8) suggestions of areas for future research and 9) balanced, da- driven answers to patient/health professionals questions which are based upon the totality of evidence rather than the findings of any single study. The series volumes are not the outcome of a symposium. Rather, each editor has the potential to examine a chosen area with a broad perspective, both in subject matter as well as in the organization of their volume. The international perspective, especially with regard to public health initiatives, is emphasized where appropriate. The editors, whose trainings are both research and practice oriented, have the opportunity to develop a primary objective for their book; define the scope and focus, and then may invite the leading authorities from around the world to be part of their initiative. The editor/authors are encouraged to provide an overview of the field, discuss their own research and relate the research findings to potential human health consequences.
Title:Handbook of Nutrition and OphthalmologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pagesPublished:November 9, 2010Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617374172

ISBN - 13:9781617374173

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Table of Contents

Handbook of Nutrition and Ophthalmology Richard D. Semba TABLE OF CONTENTS Series Editor's Introduction Foreword Preface 1. Nutrition Blindness (Vitamin A Deficiency Disorders) 2. Cataract 3. Age-Related Macular Degeneration 4. The Obesity Epidemic: Implications for Eye Health 5. Nutrition and Diabetic Retinopathy 6. Retinal Vascular Disease 7. Nutritional Amblyopia and Vitamin B Complex Deficiencies 8. Zinc and Eye Health 9. Vitamin C and Eye Health 10. The Age-Related Proinflammatory State and Eye Disease 11. Essential Fatty Acids and Visual Development in Infants 12. Inborn Errors of Metabolism

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"This is a comprehensive overview of the history of and current knowledge about the relationship between diet and eye diseases across the life span. . The book is written for physicians, eyecare professionals, nutritionists, and researchers. In practice, students and researchers interested in nutrition and eye disease will likely find this book most useful. . a generally high quality book that those interested in nutrition and eye disease will find useful as an overview of specific topics as well as the field in general." (Suzen M Moeller, Doody's Review Service, January, 2008)"Dr Semba's text covers the broad field of nutrition and ophthalmology. The content of the 12 chapters covers specific disease entitites e.g., AMD and cataract, diabetic retinopathy, and inborn errors of metabolism and specific nutrients (e.g., vitamis C, E, A, and B-complex, zinc, fatty acids) and their relation to ocular disease.  It is a unique text in that all chapters were written by one author and cover a large area of material ranging from an historical overview, epidemiology, pathology and treatment of the condition.  The text provides important and new authoritative information on the relation of nutrition to ocular disorders which will reward the reader with a wealth of insightful information. (Sight and Life Magazine, Issue 3, 2007)"...an excellent reference, particularly for clinical researchers and public policy experts interested in the most up-to-date information on any possible relationship between the emerging science of nutrition and eye health.  (JAMA)