People worried about their eye health should ensure they take plenty of vitamin C following recent research.
A study carried out by the Oregon Health & Science University has found that this vitamin can extent the proper functioning of cells in the eye.
The research, which was published in the Journal of Neuroscience, explained that vitamin C is required in quite large amounts for the eye to function property.
Dr Henrique von Gersdorff, senior scientist and co-author of the study, suggested that a diet rich in this nutrient couldbe good for those who have a heightened risk of developing glaucoma.
She said: "This is speculative and there is much to learn. But this research provides some important insights and will lead to the generation of new hypotheses and potential treatment strategies."
In another report it was suggested that good vision may reduce the risk of a patient developing dementia or at least postpone its onset.
by Adrian Galbreth