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.