We all know the importance of eating right for our
overall health, but when it comes to the role of nutrition
in maintaining retinal function and preventing
the progression of age-related macular degeneration
(AMD), our knowledge is perhaps not so clear. To complicate
matters, eye care practitioners are constantly
faced with the task of sorting through the available literature
in an effort to better their understanding of the
ocular benefits of specific nutrients.
As the final installment of this algorithms series,
this monograph breaks from the previous running topic
of ocular surface disease states and focuses on ocular
nutrition, with a specific look at how diet and nutritional
supplementation can improve visual function,
particularly in the intervention of AMD.
Each of us has an interest in ocular nutrition and
we are all honored to have been invited to contribute
to this project. Our discussion, summarized here, is
heavily evidence-based and full of tips, resources and
frequently asked questions. We sincerely hope you find
the end result to be of benefit to you and your patients.
Special thanks to Bausch + Lomb for making this informative
— The Authors