Many of the diseases leading to blindness such as cataract, glaucoma, diabetic
retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration correlate with the patient’s
age. Even genetic disorders such as retinitis pigmentosa can be considered ‘premature
aging of the retina’, and further, dry eye or presbyopia, which can dramatically
affect quality of vision, are age related.
Antiaging research becomes more and more important these days, although the fundamentals are not yet general standard in the clinic; however, reactive oxygen species control seems to be the beginning. In the future, a proper diet, including calorie restriction or antioxidant food factors, antioxidant supplements, exercise as well as drug intervention may play a vital role in the struggle against age-related eye disorders.
This volume shows the latest developments and will be a valuable update on the subject of age-related eye diseases not only for ophthalmologists, but also for general physicians.
The Era of Antiaging Ophthalmology Comes of Age: Antiaging Approach for Dry
Tsubota, K. ; Kawashima, M. ; Inaba, T. ; Dogru, M. ; Ogawa, Y. ; Nakamura, S. ; Shinmura, K. ; Higuchi, A. ; Kawakita, T.
Oxidative Damage and the Prevention of Age-Related Cataracts
Beebe, D.C. ; Holekamp, N.M. ; Shui, Y.-B.
The Importance of Nutrition in the Prevention of Ocular Disease with Special
Reference to Cataract
Agte, V. ; Tarwadi, K.
Mechanisms of Retinal Ganglion Cell Injury in Aging and Glaucoma
Chrysostomou, V. ; Trounce, I.A. ; Crowston, J.G.
The Importance of Mitochondria in Age-Related and Inherited Eye Disorders
Jarrett, S.G. ; Lewin, A.S. ; Boulton, M.E.
Free Radicals, Antioxidants and Eye Diseases: Evidence from Epidemiological
Studies on Cataract and Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Retinal Aging and Sirtuins
Ozawa, Y. ; Kubota, S. ; Narimatsu, T. ; Yuki, K. ; Koto, T. ; Sasaki, M. ; Tsubota, K.
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