A guide to incorporating more nuts, fruit and vegetables into one"s diet has been produced by the head of ophthalmology at the University of Liverpool.
Prof Ian Grierson said that upping the amount of such foods in one"s diet could reduce sight loss caused by age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by as much as 20 per cent.
He has now produced Fruit for Vision to help people learn to include more of these foods into their meals.
This is intended to help both people hoping to avoid getting the condition altogether and to slow down the damage being done in those who already suffer from it.
Prof Grierson acknowledged that other aspects such as age, weight and exposure to light would also have an effect but said that improvement in diet could "dramatically reduce" the number of people who develop eye problems.
Prof Grierson has also written Vegetables for Vision: Nature"s Supplements for Eye Health and The Eye Book and Eye Problems Explained.
by Adrian Galbreth