Eye and nutrition

1Ophthalmology Unit, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Rome, Italy.
2Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy.
33Department of Ophthalmology, Università di Verona, Verona, Italy.
4Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Neuroscienze, Pisa, Italy.

ABSTRACT

This article highlights the critical role of eye health in overall well-being and the adverse effects of poor eye care, including the development of various eye conditions. It emphasizes the impact of oxidative stress on eye tissues, primarily caused by external factors such as UV light, leading to diseases like dry-eye, cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Several nutrients, such as antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals, are important in maintaining eye health, particularly in conditions like dry eye syndrome and macular degeneration. Integration of these molecules could be a possible solution for these diseases, like the potential benefits of Mediterranean diets and dietary supplements in preventing eye disorders.

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Publication history:

Submission date: 3rd Nov, 2023
Revised on: 6th Nov, 2023
Accepted on: 15th Nov, 2023
Published online: 18th Dec, 2023

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