There are four eye disease in the US that accounts for 75% of the cases for blindness and 85% of cases of visual impairment for adults 40 years and older in the US.
- age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
- diabetic retinopathy – blood vessels in the retina leak fluid or bleed caused by diabetic complications
- glaucoma – slow clogging of the drainage canals which results in increased eye pressure
The effect of diet on eye health is much greater than expected given the amount of attention paid to the effect of sunlight on both our eyes and our skin.